September 13, 2013 10:43:48 AM
FULTON -- The No. 12 Itawamba Community College football team survived five turnovers, three on special teams, to defeat Mississippi Delta C.C. 23-13 in the Indians' MACJC North Division opener on Thursday.
The Indians (3-0, 1-0 MACJC North) had their first score after Devan Gilleylen, of Shannon, intercepted a pass to set up a 18-yard touchdown run by Chris Ingram, of Southaven, in the final minutes of the first quarter.
ICC took a 17-0 lead after a 3-yard touchdown run by Ingram in the second quarter and a 21-yard field goal by Emmitt Dendy, of Houston, early in the fourth.
Mississippi Delta broke into the scoring column when Raheem Sanders hauled in a tipped pass for an 18-yard scoring strike from Jaylon Daniels.
The Indians answered with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Goodman, of Charlotte, N.C., to AJ Hunt, of Saltillo, to take a 23-6 lead. The Trojans added a 49-yard touchdown pass from Daniels to Passario Collins with 14 seconds left in the final frame.
With the win, ICC has its first back-to-back 3-0 start since the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Mississippi Delta slipped to 0-3 and 0-1.
ICC will travel to Goodman on Thursday to take on Holmes C.C. for its first division home game of the season.
n Northwest 38, Coahoma C.C. 23: At Clarksdale, Former Columbus High standout Damian Baker had 16 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns to help the Rangers (1-2, 1-0 MACJC North) give new head coach Brad LaPlante his first victory of the season.
Baker, a sophomore, scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, an 83-yard run in the second quarter, and a 70-yard run in the third quarter. He also had three catches for 28 yards.
Former Starkville High standout Kentrell Spencer had three catches for 34 yards, and Rapahel McClain, his teammate at Starkville High, had two solo tackles and five in all.
Former West Oktibbeha County High standout Tiberias Lampkin had 14 carries for 101 yards for Coahoma (0-3, 0-1). He also had two tackles.
Former New Hope High standout James Hill caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Quaintavous Peterson in the third quarter for Coahoma C.C.
n Mississippi State will play host to Bulldog Classic: At Starkville, the Mississippi State soccer team (2-3) will play on the home pitch for just the second time this season when it plays host to the Bulldog Classic today and Sunday at the MSU Soccer Field.
The tournament begins at 5 p.m. today, with Southern Miss taking on Jackson State. The Bulldogs take the field at 7:30 p.m. against Furman. Aaron Gordon's squad wraps the Bulldog Classic at 1 p.m. Sunday against Jackson State. Furman and Southern Miss open the final day with a 10:30 a.m. kickoff.
Free live video streams for the Bulldogs' matches will be available at www.hailstate.com/hstvlive.
Admission to all Bulldog home matches is free, and the first 100 fans at today's match receive a free MSU Frisbee.
In addition to a number of giveaways, Friday is also Residence Life Night. The residence hall with the highest attendance will receive a free pizza party.
On Sunday, fathers are encouraged to bring their daughters to the game for Daddy-Daughter Day and Sundae Sunday. The first 60 fans receive free MSU ice cream, and free Bulldog sunglasses will be given away to the first 100 in attendance.
n In other action this weekend, the Ole Miss soccer team will travel to face Kennesaw State at 6 tonight before returning home to play host to Memphis at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Alabama soccer team will play its final non-conference games of the season this weekend. It will first travel to Memphis for a match at 7 tonight. It will play host to Alabama-Birmingham at 7 p.m. Sunday.
n Mississippi State to play host to Bulldog Invitational: At Starkville, the Mississippi State volleyball team (3-4) will play host to first-time foes Niagara (0-6) and Wofford (2-4) today and Saturday in the Bulldog Invitational.
The Bulldogs will play at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day, beginning with Niagara this afternoon and Wofford in the nightcap. Niagara and Wofford will face each other at 3:30 p.m. each day.
n In other action this weekend, the Ole Miss volleyball team will hit the road for the second time this season when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on Grambling State, Stephen F. Austin, Houston, and tournament-host Texas Christian in the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational today and Saturday.
The Rebels (4-2) will open play in the tournament at 10 a.m. today against Grambling State. They also will play Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m. today. Ole Miss will close the tournament Saturday with another doubleheader against Houston (noon) and TCU (7:30 p.m.).
Alabama (4-2) will play its first home matches of the 2013 season when it returns to Foster Auditorium to host the Hampton Inn Bama Bash today and Saturday. The tournament also will feature South Alabama, Arkansas State, UT-Martin, and Nicholls State. Alabama will play Nicholls State at 11:30 a.m. today, before battling Arkansas State at 7 tonight. It will play South Alabama at 11:30 a.m. and UT-Martin at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
n Starkville 3, Horn Lake 0: At Horn Lake, Khris Carr had 10 kills, 20 digs, three aces, and one block Thursday night to help the Lady Yellow Jackets improve to 2-1 in district play.
Set scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-19.
Vicky Vo had 20 assists and five digs, April Reese had two aces, four kills, two blocks, and 13 digs, Tanita Thompson had three kills, two blocks, and five digs, Courtney Wilson had two aces, two kills, and 18 digs, Allie Wilson and Vivian Barksdale had four digs, Kayla Minor had two kills and one block, and Michelle Li had two aces. Starkville will play host to Heritage Academy at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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