Coahoma Offense Stagnant Against Mississippi Delta
MOORHEAD — Coahoma Community College gave fans reason to celebrate during its own Homecoming last week pulling off the upset in a double-overtime thriller, but a week later, the Tigers offense struggled managing just 128 total yards and turning the ball over three times in the 20-7 loss.
Despite the offense’s lack of production, the Tigers defense played well enough for Coahoma to pick up the win. The score was knotted at 7-7 as the clock began to wind to start the final quarter after a booming 70-yard punt by CCC’s Cody Spears flipped the field in the Tigers favor.
The Trojans then proceeded to put together their best drive of the game led by running back Edward McCadney and second-string quarterback Jaylon Daniel. The duo were the driving forces behind a 10-play, 88-yard scoring drive the ended with Daniel’s 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Carlton Archer with just under 11 minutes to play.
Still very much in the contest, the Tigers would fumble the ensuing kickoff and give Mississippi Delta prime field position on the Coahoma 27-yard line. The Trojans made the turnover hurt scoring eight plays later when McCadney took the ball in from five yards out. MDCC would miss the extra point attempt leaving the final score 20-7.
Unlike the previous week, the Tigers didn’t control the clock with their run attack picking up just 53 yards on 26 rushing attempts. CCC’s quarterbacks also completed just 3-of-13 passes and Quaintavous Peterson had a turnover that gave the ball to MDCC on the Coahoma 44-yardline and led to a score, and Anthony Mitchell Jr., threw a late interception in the game’s final minutes.
Two of the Tigers’ turnovers led to Mississippi Delta touchdowns, and the Trojans controlled the game offensively picking up a total of 304 yards, rushing the ball 64 times for 238 of those yards.
Coahoma (1-7, 1-4 in the MACJC North) will host its final game of the season on Thursday night when the play host to Holmes Community College (2-6, 2-3 in the MACJC North). The Bulldogs are coming off a 23-17 loss last week to Hinds.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday evening (Oct. 24) at James E. Miller Stadium.
The Tigers are dedicating the final game of the season to raising cancer awareness and there will be a special balloon-release remembrance at halftime.
Score by Quarters
2nd Qtr: MDCC, Edward McCadney 7-yard run; Zacarion Goodman kick good — 7-0
2nd Qtr: CCC, Anthony Mitchell, Jr., 5-yard pass to Keenan Daniels — 7-7
4th Qtr: MDCC, Jaylon Daniels 29-yard pass to Carlton Archer, Goodman kick good — 14-7
4th Qtr: MDCC, McCadney 5-yard run, Good kick missed — 20-7