Indians Survive Battle Against Fighting Coahoma Tigers

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FULTON- Coahoma Community College and Itawamba Community College faced some adversity this season. Both teams were desperate and hungry to get a win in the MACJC North Division. Itawamba worked up a big start, but Coahoma didn't flee that easily. The Tigers made a big comeback, but the Indians delivered a better finish, pocketing a 30-21 win Thursday night at Eaton Field.

Itawamba appeared on the scoreboard first 6-0. Clark Mills threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Barry Flowers.

The Indians struck again when Mills threw a 19-yard touchdown to Flowers. They extended the lead to 12-0.

Mills continued a huge first half for Itawamba with a 55-yard touchdown pass to Collins Woods. The Indians extended the lead to 18-0.

Joe Johnson made his first start for an injured Tahj Tolbert. Coahoma made it on the scoreboard 18-7 with Johnson's 6-yard touchdown pass to Josh Stevenson.

Hiram Wadlington stepped up for Itawamba with a 53-yard touchdown. The Indians took a 24-7 lead at the half.

Coahoma fought back in the third quarter. Johnson connected with Sammy Carter Jr. for a 52-yard touchdown that cut the lead to 24-14.

Then, Johnson connected with Kalem Reddix for a 15-yard touchdown. Coahoma increased their digits to make the score 24-21.

Itawamba put the game out of reach with Mills' 40-yard touchdown pass to Qua Davis.

Mills led Itawamba with four touchdown passes. Flowers contributed two touchdown receptions.

Coahoma calculated 288 total yards composed of 280 passing yards and eight rushing yards. Johnson led the Tigers with 30 of 51 passes for 280 yards, two interceptions, and three touchdowns. Carter tallied up eight catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. Reddix made five catches for 42 yards as well as a touchdown. Stevenson pulled his weight accumulating five catches for 34 yards and a touchdown.

Coahoma goes to 1-3 (0-2 MACJC North) on the season. They will have another chance at a massive victory at the 2019 CCC Homecoming matchup against Mississippi Delta Community College on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at the James E. Miller Stadium. The game will broadcast live at www.coahomasports.com/watch as well as on the College's radio station WCQC 91.3 FM.

BY: Vashon Jones

Coahoma CC Athletics

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