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JCJC knocks off Gulf Coast 30-14

By By Richard Strength/Special to The Star
October 7, 2001
ELLISVILLE Jones Junior College forced eight turnovers and turned three of them into 17 points on the way to a 30-14 homecoming victory over Gulf Coast at Bush-Young Stadium Saturday.
The Bobcats coaxed five fumbles and picked off three passes in the game and had two other turnovers ruled against them.
The victory boosted Jones' record to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the South Division. Gulf Coast falls to 2-3 and 1-2.
The Bobcats built a 17-0 first half lead and were never seriously threatened
The teams exchanged punts twice before Jones began its first scoring drive. It took the Bobcats six plays to march 52 yards with Jones quarterback Charles Hales sweeping left for the final two yards. Terracina's kick was
good and Jones led 7-0 with 1:44 to play in the first quarter.
Three plays into ensuing series, David Scott intercepted a long pass by Gulf Coast quarterback James Nettles at the Bulldog 45.
A 41-yard pass from Hales to Alonzo Nix set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Rashard Phillips. Terracina's kick was true and the Bobcats held a 14-0 advantage with 14:19 to go in the second period. The next three Bulldog possessions ended in turnovers. Demarcus Moody recovered a Johnson fumble to halt the first series, then Chris Swain intercepted a Nettles pass to stop the next drive.
The Bulldogs had the ball in Jones territory late in the first half when Moody recovered another fumble and returned it 41 yards to the Gulf Coast 20. Three plays later, Terracina booted a 40-yard field goal to put the
Bobcats up 17-0 with 3:08 left in the half.
Bulldog defensive lineman Ronald Jones came down with a Hales pass that was
knocked 15 feet in the air at the line. It took Gulf Coast eight plays to move 35 yards for a touchdown. Nettles
threw a 7-yard jump pass to Pete Pirtle for the score and after Brett Walton's point after kick, Jones' lead was trimmed to 17-7 with nine seconds remaining in the first half.
In the second half, Hales kept and ran around the right side for a 2-yard touchdown run. The PAT kick was blocked by Antwaine Spann, leaving the score at 23-7 with 8:40 to go in the third period.
Scott stopped the ensuing Bulldog series with his second interception of the
game. He later had another interception disallowed.
Later, Hales lofted a pass into the end zone, where Nix caught it over his shoulder for a touchdown. Terracina's kick made the score 30-7 with 13:02 remaining in the game.