Six Indians earn postseason football awards

Six Indians earn postseason football awards

FULTON, Miss. –Six members of the Itawamba Community College football program earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State honors while one also received National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region recognition when the league announced its postseason awards Monday.

Sophomore wide receiver Jamel Thomas (Caledonia), sophomore defensive back Cortez Davis (Flowery Branch, Ga.) and sophomore offensive lineman Shed Ross (Grenada) were named MACJC First Team All-State.

Thomas, who was also named NJCAA All-Region 23, finished the season with 934 receiving yards on 59 receptions, eight touchdowns and averaged a NJCAA leading 103.8 yards per game. 

Davis had 59 tackles this season which was third best on the team. He also had 3.5 tackles for loss, six pass breakups, a block and an interception.

Starting every game at center, Ross was the anchor of the Indians offensive line that averaged 411.1 yards of total offense per game.

Sophomore kicker Caleb Comer (Caledonia), freshman linebacker Keshun Parker (Calhoun City) and freshman running back Hiram Wadlington (Oxford) were all named MACJC Second Team All-State.

Comer finished the season 35-38 on extra points, 6-8 on field goals and finished third on the team in scoring with 53 points.

Parker earned second team honors with 52 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery.

Wadlington led the Indians with 655 rushing yards on 117 carries for eight touchdowns and averaged 72.8 yards per game. He also had 14 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns.

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