Chaney interception paves East Central win
By By Jeff Byrd/The Meridian Star
October 7, 2001
WESSON Josh Chaney's 65-yard interception return for a touchdown put the clinch to East Central's 28-14 win over 17th ranked Copiah-Lincoln Community College here on Saturday afternoon.
The moves the Warriors into first place in the Mississippi Junior College South Division standings at 2-0. They are now 4-1 overall. This was Co-Lin's first loss after four wins and drops its division record to 1-1.
Chaney's interception came at the 5:50 mark of the fourth quarters. The Wolves were driving after pulling to within seven at 21-14 early in the fourth quarter.
East Central broke in front 7-0 with 11:20 to go in the first quarter when quarterback Brian Zebanoski hit Dontae Spillman on a 44-yard touchdown pass. Danny Haynes added the PAT kick to make it 7-0.
With 1:51 to go in the quarter, Patrick Prince scored on a one-yard TD run to boost the ECCC lead to 13-0. Haynes added the kick.
Neither team scored in the second quarter as the Warriors took a 14-0 lead into halftime.
Co-Lin got on the board with 13:53 left in the third quarter when Daniel Gawronski returned an interception 18 yards for the touchdown. Timbo Thornton's kick made it 14-7.
East Central went back up 14 after Prince scored on a three-yard run. Haynes kick made it 21-7 with 1:04 left in the third quarter.
Co-Lin answered on its next drive when Willie Johnson tossed a nine-yard TD pass to Michael Loving. Thornton's kick made it 21-14.