FULTON --- The Itawamba Community College Indians took advantage of several miscues by the Holmes Community College Bulldogs early and went on to defeat the Bulldogs, 61-16, in the final regular season game of the year.
With the loss, the Bulldogs finished 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the North Division. After the final regular season game of the year, the Bulldogs had the nation's leading rusher in sophomore running back Cameryn Brent. Brent leads the country in rushing yards (1,373) and yards per game (152.6) and is second in total carries (194), third in touchdowns (15) and seventh in yards per carry (7.1).
The Indians jumped out to a 33-0 lead in the second quarter before freshman quarterback Jesse Wilson got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard on a one-yard touchdown run with 16 seconds left to play in the second quarter. Wilson carried the ball in on the two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs scored in the third quarter on a two-yard run by Wilson to make it 33-16 with 9:11 left to play in the third. Wilson connected with sophomore running back Rashad Pittman on the two-point conversion. The Indians then outscored the Bulldogs 28-0 down the stretch for the win.
Brent finished the game with 109 yards on 16 carries while Wilson had 78 yards on 19 carries, Pittman 60 yards on seven carries and sophomore quarterback Josh Dodd had 48 yards on eight carries. Sophomore receiver Kavonte Younger had three catches for 66 yards with Wilson throwing for 61 yards and Dodd for 42.
McCaskill and freshman defensive back Brent Price each had nine tackles in the game.