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WESSON, Miss. (WDAM) – Jones College defensive linebacker Ty Rawls (Wittumpka, Alabama) tackled wide receiver Antrelle Sims from Copiah-Lincoln in a Bobcat 6-yard line with time to preserve a 23-17 victory here Thursday night at Stone Stadium.

The victory moved the sixth-seeded Bobcats to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in the MACCC Southern Division. Co-Lin drops to 1-2, 0-1.

The game was tied 17-17 when Jones drove 75 yards in six plays for a green light score. Robert Henry (Lumberton) scored his third touchdown of the game and tenth of the season with 18 yards. However, the snap was manipulated at the PAT attempt and led the Bobcats by six with 7:15 remaining.

Each team had possession of the ball before Wolves took charge of 16 on their own, with 1:04 remaining.

Quarterback DeVon Tott quickly moved Co-Lin down the field. Third and 10th at Jones’s 19th position with only seconds remaining, Tot found Tyquan Henderson for 9 yards.

With no timeout and a fourth and 1 on 10 showdown, Tott took the snap and found Sims at 6. But Rawls stopped and the Bobcats ran away with the win.

Jones dominated most of the first half and would lead 10-0 in the first half.

The Bobcats went 55 yards in three plays early in the first quarter. Midfielder Alan Follis (West Jones) hit wide receiver Ashton Nickelberry (Brandon) on serve-style for 47 yards to 1. Henry scored in the next play and Johan Thompson (Adams County Christian School) scored 7-0 with 9:17 To play in the opening period.

Co-Lin will then drive from the 28th to the Bobcat 33 before the drive stops. But Dylan Wasson’s 50-yard field goal attempt was halted by Josh Belk (Fort Lawn, SC) and Jones took the job of 10.

Wolves moved into Bobcat territory in the second period, but Cedric Beavers (Taylorsville) picked a pass tout on the 24th himself to end the threat.

Next, he led the Bobcats to first goal and goal in Co-Lin 2. But after two games, Follis was faltering and Ja’Len Sims recovered for Wolves on his own 11.

But three plays after that, defensive back Jones Andre Mack (Madison Central) intercepted Tott’s pass and returned it 11 yards to 29 Wolves.

The Bobcats were driving into the first goal and goal at 8. But the drive was halted and Thompson fired a 24-yard field goal with 5:59 to play in the first half to make the score 10-0.

Co-Lin took the ensuing sprint, going 42 yards in 10 plays and earning his first in the Bobcat 30. But Jamison Kelly (Columbia) was forced into confusion and Javarian Jenkins (Oak Grove) recovered for the Bobcats in 36 on his own.

Wolves came out strong in the third quarter.

Co-Lin walked 62 yards in 13 plays on her opening second-half possession. The 25-yard field goal for Corey Kiss made 10-3 with 6:44 to play in the third quarter.

Then Wolves moved 88 yards in eight plays on their next possession. Tott scored for 5 yards and tied a sack converter at 10-10 with 2:16 to play in the third quarter.

Co-Lin’s next possession started at 34. Wolves moved into the Bobcat zone again, but Rawls intercepted a pass into his end zone to stop the lead with 12:57 left in the game.

Jones then leads 80 yards in six plays to regain the lead.

A 15-yard pass from quarterback Smith (Greenville Christian) to wide receiver Kendall Coleman (Choctaw County) got the lead and Smith’s 43-yard run sent the ball deep into the Wolfs area. Henry finished the lead with a 4-yard sprint and Thompson PAT scored 17-10 with 11:03 left.

But Co-Lin answered quickly, moving 64 yards in just four plays. Tutt found Henderson for a shot from 29 yards and tied the extra sack point at 17-17 with 9:10 to play.

The Bobcats then respond with a game-ending score.

Henry finished the game with a 94 yard dash and three touchdowns. He now has the nation’s best 503 yards on the floor this season.

Smith hit 5 of 7 passes for 76 yards and rushed five times for 40 yards. Coleman had five receptions for 100 yards and Coleman had three catches for 85 yards.

Kelly and Travor Randle (Greenwood) each fought eight tackles with Jenkins and Peyton Anderson (Colombia) having six stops each. Mack had 1.5 TFLs and one interception with Beavers and Rawls also got interceptions. JD Stewart (Greenville Christian) and husband Kamarius (West Marion) both had TFL and Ricky Willis (Harrison Central) had ½ TFL.

Tott was pegged on 22 of 40 passes for 286 yards and touchdowns, but he had three interceptions. Tot also lunged for 84 yards.

As a team, Co-Lin had 78 shots and 28 first touchdowns, compared to just 54 shots and 15 first touchdowns for Jones.

The Wolves had 164 rushing yards, 286 passing yards and 450 yards of total attack. The Bobcats rushed for 120 yards, passed 203 yards and finished with 323 yards of total attack.

The Bobcats return home for another divisional competition next week. Jones East Central hosts (0-3) at 7 p.m. on September 22 at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field. The game will be broadcast JCJC.TVand WLAU-FM, 99.3 and SuperTalkLaurel.com With Mark Easley and Luke Johnson on the call.

Co-Lin travels to the Southwest on September 22nd.

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