GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs improved to .500 on the season behind four touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Reggie Hayes on a 34-14 win over the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans on Homecoming 2018.
With the win, the Bulldogs went to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the North Division. Holmes will end the season next Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale. You can listen to the game on the Bulldog Football Radio Network.
Holmes got on the scoreboard in the first quarter when sophomore quarterback Jesse Wilson scored from 12 yards out. Connor McKay's extra point was good, and Holmes led 7-0 with 3:28 left in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs then went up 14-0 after Hayes scored his first touchdown of the night, this one from 25 yards out. McKay's extra point was good with 4:21 left in the second quarter.
Delta answered the score with :44 left in the second when Tyrique McAfee scored from 19 yards out. The extra point was good by Spencer Romero, and Holmes led 14-7 at halftime.
Delta tied the game early in the third quarter when the Trojans picked up a Bulldog fumble and raced 51 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was good by Romero with 13 minutes left in the third.
The Bulldogs retook the lead in the third quarter when Hayes connected with sophomore Shaun Walton from 30 yards out for a touchdown. McKay's kick was good, and Holmes led 21-14 with 8:05 left in the third.
Minutes later, the Bulldogs added another score as Hayes connected with sophomore running back Gabe Short on a 25-yard touchdown pass. McKay's kick was good, and Holmes led 28-14 with 6:47 left in the third.
Holmes' final score came with one second to play in the third when Hayes broke free on an 80-yard touchdown run. The Trojans blocked the extra point and ended all scoring at 34-14.
Wilson finished with 16 carries for 111 yards and one touchdown while Hayes had 102 yards on four carries and two touchdowns. Hayes was 2-of-4 for 55 yards and two touchdowns. Holmes had 415 yards of total offense including 338 yards on the ground.
The Bulldogs finished with five sacks and 12 tackles for loss in the game. Tyshauwn White led the Bulldogs with eight tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. Kendrick Haynes had seven tackles and .5 tackles for loss. Johnta Walker had six tackles, .5 sack and 2.5 tackles for loss while Rasson Carr had five tackles, 3.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.