The COVID-19 season has been trying for the Holmes Community College Bulldogs. Due to COVID-19 concerns at Mississippi Delta Community College, the season finale Wednesday night will not be played, and the Bulldogs' season will come to an end.
Holmes will end the season at 0-5 after falling to 52-9 to Itawamba last Thursday night in Goodman.
The 2020 season all throughout the MACCC saw game dates shifted way past the original six-game schedule set by the league.
"We understand canceling the final game of the season is very necessary, and we hope that the Mississippi Delta family will recover as soon as possible," said Holmes Athletic Director Andy Wood. "We hate it for our guys who have worked hard all season long and have battled each week to have a chance to showcase their talents on the playing field, but we know what Delta is currently going through."
The Itawamba Community College Indians jumped out to 21-0 lead and cruised to 52-9 win over the Holmes Community College Bulldogs here Thursday night.
The Indians scored first in the first quarter with 9:37 left on a one yard run. The extra point was good.
Itawamba added another score with 14:17 left in the second quarter on another one yard run. The extra point was good, and Itawamba led 14-0.
The Indians scored again with 11:04 left in the second on a 14-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good.
The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with 4:49 left in the second quarter when sophomore kicker Blake Backel nailed a 46-yard field goal.
Itawamba added another touchdown with 1:04 left to play in the second quarter on an 11-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good, and Itawamba led 28-3.
The Bulldogs scored with 12 seconds left to play in the first half when sophomore quarterback Kyren Batey found freshman running back Jordan Irving in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown. Backel's extra point was no good.
The Indians scored 14 points in the third quarter on a six-yard run and extra point and a 25-yard pass and extra point.
In the fourth, Itawamba added its final 10 points on an 18-yard field goal and an 11-yard run and extra point.
Freshman defensive back Quadarious Rhodes led the Bulldogs with 12 tackles while freshman linebacker Da'Travion Knight had nine tackles and freshman defensive back Tomicrin Taylor had seven tackles. Freshman linebacker Jordan Milton added four tackles and one TFL.