23 Sep 2016

Trojans fall to Northwest in game four

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta hosted Northwest Mississippi Community College at Jim Randall Stadium Thursday night in what turned into to a competitive ballgame. The Trojans lost the decision 38-7 to fall to 1-3 (0-2) on the year.

The first quarter brought out the toughness is both teams’ defense. MDCC held Northwest to a field goal and forced two interceptions. They also held the Rangers to 63 rushing yards and 38 yards through the air during the quarter.

MDCC’s freshman quarterback Austin Guy had 38 passing yards while four Trojan ball carriers tallied 21 rushing yards for the first quarter. Drake McCarter had the lone Northwest field goal for 34 yards with 6:08 left in the quarter.

In the second quarter, the Rangers turned up the offense scoring 21 unanswered points. Redshirt sophomore running back Tywun Walters carried two touchdowns in while sophomore wide receiver Darius Thomas caught an 8-yard pass to add to the lead. McCarter was perfect with extra point kicks on the night as well.

Mississippi Delta trailed 24-0 at the break, but managed to get on the board in the third quarter. With 13:00 minutes left to play in the quarter, sophomore Ja’Bril Haymon had a 5-yard touchdown run to break the shutout. Place kicker Steven Collins nailed the extra point attempt to make the score 24-7.

Northwest would add 14 more points in the third quarter to take a 38-7 lead. Neither team would score in the fourth quarter.

On the night, Austin Guy led MDCC offensively in rushing with 78 yards on seven carries (averaging 11.1 per carry) and passing with 90 yards going 8 for 24 with one interception. His longest rush for the night was 64 yards.

Haymon had big night with 32 rushing yards on eight carries including one touchdown and racking up 20 receiving yards. His longest carry on the night was for 19 yards.

Punter LaDaveon Smith took the field eight times tonight in that role and averaged 36 yards per punt totaling 288 on the night. His longest was for 44 yards.

Defensively, the Trojans were lead by Corey Jones, Terrance Grayer, Derontavious Travis and Terrance Harris. Jones and Grayer reached double digits in tackles with 13 and 11 respectfully. Travis and Harris each had six tackles. Harris also had one sack and two of his tackles were for a loss.

Mississippi Delta travels to Scooba on Sept. 29 to face No. 11 East Mississippi Community College who holds a record of 3-1 (2-0) on the season.

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