28 Oct 2013

Trojans Fall Short In Season Finale

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans ended the 2013 season on a disappointing note Thursday night at Booneville losing 30-9 to the Tigers of Northeast Community College.

Northeast scored most of its points, 20, in the first quarter. The Tigers forced the Trojans to punt from their own end zone following a three after the opening kickoff. A short punt gave Northeast the ball at the Delta 29 and it took 11 plays and two Trojans’ penalties for the Tigers to finally score on a two yard run. The Trojans blocked the PAT attempt and Martavis Moore picked up the loose pigskin and raced 90 yards for two points leaving the score 6-2 Tigers.

Northeast got the ball back four minutes later at their own 20. Two plays later the Tigers were on their own 36 when freshman running back broke a 64 yard TD run. The PAT put the Tigers up 13-2 with 3:15 left in the first quarter.

Less than a minute later sophomore defensive back Miguel Graham stepped in front of Lane Williams’ pass and raced 75 yards for the Tigers’ third touchdown of the first quarter leaving the Trojans trailing 20-2.

The second quarter saw the Tigers go up 27-2 after driving 56 yards in seven plays capped by a five yard run by quarterback Gerrard Randle. Mississippi Delta answered by driving 80 yards in seven plays capped by a 37 yard TD pass from Jaylon Daniels to wide receiver Christian Stephney. Zacarion Goodman’s kick made the score 27-9 at the break.

One highlight of the second half was an interception by Delta freshman JaSean Wiley of Vienna, GA. who latched onto a deflected Tiger pass at the Northeast 36 yard line. Unfortunately the Trojans were unable to capitalize on the turnover. Another Tigers turnover occurred when Delta defensive back Lloyd Robinson intercepted a Tigers pass near the Northeast 40 and returned it to the nine yard line. Four plays later the Trojans missed on a 26 yard field goal.

The only points in the second half came at the 12:01 mark in the third quarter when the Tigers drove 73 yards in seven plays only to be forced try a 32 yard field goal. The kick was good and the Tigers ended their season with a 30-9 victory.

The Trojans end the year with a 2-7 overall record and a 2-4 North Division mark while the Tigers improved to 4-5 overall and 4-2 in the division.

For the game, the Trojans rushed 32 times for 63 yards and completed 7-25 passes for 82 yards for 145 total yards. The Tigers rushed 58 times for 382 yards. They tried four passes and completed none while having two intercepted.

Individually, Edward McCadney led the Trojans in rushing with 38 yards on 14 carries while Jaylon Daniels was second with 18 yards on eight carries. Daniels completed 6-19 passes for 82 yards and one TD with one interception.

The Trojans were flagged seven times for 60 yards while the Tigers drew seven files for 45 yards. Delta had six first downs to Northeast’s 11.

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