Northwest Defeats CCC 44-6 in Senatobia
SENATOBIA – Despite an impressive 44-6 Northwest victory over Coahoma at Bobby Franklin Field here Thursday, the CCC Tigers created scoring opportunities that failed to cross the goal line.
“We made mistakes, and we failed to capitalize on Ranger mistakes,” said Tiger Coach Freeman Horton following the game.
Northwest scored 10 points in the first quarter, 14 more in the second, and 6 in the third quarter. Coahoma scored a touchdown in the fourth, and the Rangers added 14 more points.
Opening offensively on their own seven yard line, CCC quarterback Quantavious Peterson was sacked but later connected with wide receiver Tyshun Alston for fourth down and one when kicker Jonathan O’Hara punted to the 39 yard line.
It first appeared Ranger running back Damian Baker was stopped short by Tiger Ryan Self on the 29, but official measurements gave him a first down.
A pass from Northwest quarterback Domonique Harris to wide receiver Darreall Joyner moved the Rangers inside the five, and Damian Baker scored with kicker Chase Carpenter hitting the PAT. The score was 7-0 with 11:03 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Coahoma’s running back Daveonn Porter logged first down yardage to the 47. However, penalities and a quarterback sack forced a punt that Northwest fumbled and Tiger Lakendrick Conley scooped up and ran into the end zone.
The play was called back. However, Coahoma’s offense stalled with incomplete passes and an interception.
A personal foul penalty against Northwest put the Ranger offense on their own two yard line, and Coahoma came close to nailing a safety.
However, Harris passed to Josh Hamilton for a first down, a second first down to the 35, and a 44-yard pass to the CCC 17 yard line.
His pass to Teshadi Talton was short of a first down, and Carpenter kicked a 29-yard field goal to put Northwest out front 10-0.
In the second quarter, Tiger quarterback Peterson threw an interception; Coahoma’s Devin Salis recovered a Ranger fumble; and Northwest’s Josh Hamilton recovered a CCC fumble in the end zone for a TD with PAT, and a 17-0 lead with 5:02 remaining.
With new Tiger quarterback Roderick McKee handing the ball off to Porter for a first down and Elias Wells logging another first down to the 45, McKee lost control; Northwest recovered and scored to go up 24-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Ranger Terrell White intercepted a Tiger pass on third and 16 for a touchdown. The PAT was not good, and the score was 30-0.
In the fourth quarter, Coahoma’s Alston scored on a 30-yard pass from McKee, but the PAT was not good, and the score: 30-6.
Northwest scored two final touchdown via Percy O’Bannon’s 15-yard run, and a one-yard run by Monte Dean.
Coahoma made 14 first downs; Northwest, 22. Coahoma logged 176 offensive yards to 496 for Northwest.
Coahoma travels to Pearl River Sept. 20, and Northwest plays Northeast.