Indians knock off No. 18 Holmes, 37-34

Indians knock off No. 18 Holmes, 37-34

GOODMAN, Miss. – Clark Mills threw for a career high 427 yards and three touchdowns with one interception while rushing for 30 yards on four carries as Itawamba Community College (4-2, 3-1 MACJC North) defeated No. 18 Holmes Community College (3-3, 1-3 MACJC North) a 37-34 on Thursday.

The Indians scored 17-unanswered points after falling behind 20-13 in the second quarter to take a 30-20 lead on a 24-yard field goal by Caleb Comer (Caledonia) at the 10:57 mark of the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs stayed within striking distance with an 8-yard touchdown pass with 7:41 left in the game.

Mills (Ecru) found De'Sean Dinkins (Warner Robins, Ga.) on a slip screen that turned into a 51-yard scoring toss to push the Indians' lead back out to 10 with 6:12 left. Holmes didn't go quietly into the hot October night and answered with a 17-yard pass to make it 37-34 with just under two minutes left to play.

Dinkins rushed for 40 yards on nine carries and added 56 yards and a touchdown on a pair of receptions.

ICC was able to move the changes and eventually kneel their way to the 37-34 instant classic victory over the No. 18 Bulldogs.

Jamel Thomas (Caledonia) continues to grab attention with another impressive outing. The sophomore wide receiver hauled eight passes for 167 yards and a touchdown, an 8-yard reception for the game's first score. Thomas ranks amongst the nation's top receivers averaging 112.8 yards per game and 17.8 yards per catch on 6.3 catches per game.

Hiram Wadlington (Oxford) rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries while Qua Tucker (Dadeville, Ala.) added 53 yards and another score on six carries. Austin Watkins (Tupelo) caught seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, the Indians were led by A'Tarius Moore (Calhoun City). The sophomore linebacker had a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo; 2 assists) while recovering a fumble. Nick Smith (Cleveland) and Dalton Combs (Nettleton) also added a fumble recovery in the win.

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ICC will travel to Moorhead to take on Mississippi Delta Community College on Saturday. The Trojans (2-4, 2-2 MACJC North) have won two-straight, including an impressive 41-11 win over Northeast Mississippi Community College (1-5, 1-3 MACJC North) in Booneville last week. The First American National Bank opening kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 with the Davis Ford Pregame Show starting at 2:00 only on

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