October 18, 2009 12:22:00 AM
Danny P Smith -
FULTON -- Former Starkville High School running back Pat Shed is never satisfied.
The East Mississippi Community College sophomore was the leading rusher Saturday with 83 yards on 16 carries in the Lions'' 28-6 victory against Itawamba C.C.
The effort helped Shed increase his season totals to 590 yards on 102 carries, but he believes there''s room for improvement.
"It''s been a pretty good year, but it could have been better if I had worked harder," Shed said.
Brad Henderson, Shed''s teammate at Starkville High School and at EMCC, was comfortable with the fact they shared the backfield again.
"It''s always good to have Pat back there with me," Henderson said. "He made a couple of plays. When you''ve got Pat Shed in the backfield a lot of things can happen."
Henderson and Shed weren''t the only starters for the Lions from Starkville High.
Sophomore right guard Jeremiah McDonald, sophomore nose guard John Rice, and sophomore safety Anthony Hines are also from Starkville High, while other Golden Triangle starters for EMCC included: freshman center Billy Autrey and sophomore linebacker Alvin Ellis (Columbus High), sophomore offensive tackle Quartney Cox, sophomore offensive guard Avis Shelton, and kicker Phillip Dimino (West Point High), freshman cornerback Fred Tate and sophomore linebacker Kenny Roby (Noxubee County High).
EMCC''s winning streak in MACJC North Division games with coach Buddy Stephens leading the way is 12.
Stephens, who is in his second season with the Lions, is 15-3 and 12-0 in the division.
Lance Lewis, EMCC''s sophomore wide receiver from Concord, N.C., is the brother of Mississippi State point guard Dee Bost.
Lewis caught seven passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns Saturday.
This and that
EMCC sophomore Derrick Steele, of Utica, had a blocked extra point and a blocked punt. ... Itawamba sophomore defensive end Khiry Karriem, from Columbus High, went down with a knee injury right before the end of the first half.
Karriem returned to the sideline for the second half on crutches.
After the game Karriem said he didn''t know the extent of the injury and was to have an MRI.