FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/LetsGoICC.com) - No. 20 ICC defeated Holmes Community College, 61-16, for its third straight Homecoming win to earn a share of the MACJC North Division Championship on Saturday. It was the third time this season the Indains have scored 60 or more points in a game.
The Indians (6-3, 5-1 MACJC North) raced out to a 30-0 lead after a 2-yard run by Dan Ellington (Olive Branch), 92-yard fumble return by Keshon Heard (Hamilton), and a 4-yard pass to Jamel Thomas (Caledonia) before the dust finally settled on the first quarter.
Ellington found Terry Williams (Southaven) on back-to-back passes of 9 and 13 yards to take a 33-0 lead before Holmes (6-3, 3-3 MACJC North) found the end zone on a 1-yard run by Jesse Wilson with 16 seconds left in the second quarter to make it a 36-8 game at the break.
Wilson scored on a 2-yard run on the Bulldogs' opening drive of the second half to make it a 36-16 contest with 8:27 left in the third quarter.
The rest of the day belonged to the Indians.
Michael Reed (Newark, NJ) hauled in a 31-yard pass from Christian Saulsberry (Southaven), Jarvis Hayes (Slocomb, AL) scooped up a fumble and rumbled 32 yards into the end zone, Ellington found Williams for the duos' third score of the day on a 23-yard toss, and Tyrese Quinn (Calhoun City) returned an interception 100 yards for the games' final touchdown.
RECORD BREAKING DAY: Ellington entered the contest needing 105 yards passing to become the first ICC QB to reach the 3,000-yard mark and surpassed that on his fourth completion of the game. Williams needed 57 yards to become the first Indian to total 1,000 yards receiving and surpassed that mark on his fourth reception on the day.
The Indians finished tied with No. 3 Northwest Mississippi Community College (7-1, 5-1 MACJC North) and No. 5 East Mississippi Community College (8-1, 5-1 MACJC North) but will miss out on the playoffs due to the overall record tiebreaker rule.