Holmes frustrates EMCC
By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
October 21, 2001
SCOOBA Homecoming proved to be an afternoon of frustration for the East Mississippi Community College football team as the Lions dropped a 17-3 decision to Holmes.
Holmes, now 2-5 on the season, had the edge both on paper and on the scoreboard. The Bulldogs had 17 first downs, compared to East Mississippi's 10. The Bulldogs had a 330-203 yard edge in total offense. Holmes rushed 47 times for 257 yards, while completing 10 passes for 73 markers. East Mississippi only picked up 33 yards on the ground, while completing 14-of-32 passing attempts for 170 yards.
Holmes runningback Marvin Vaughan scored the game's first points when he blasted up the middle for 33-yard game. Matt Jones kicked the extra point and Holmes led 7-0 with 12:15 left in the second quarter.
EMCC place kicker Nick Dimino booted a 20-yard field goal with 2:09 left in the half to put the Lions on the scoreboard. At the intermission, Holmes led 7-3.
Holmes scored twice in the second half. Quarterback Bo Bradberry connected with Reginald Haralson on a four-yard touchdown pass with 8:16 left in the third quarter. Jones kicked the extra point, and later booted a 41-yard field goal with 2:08 left in the game to end the scoring.
East Mississippi will visit Northwest next Saturday, while Holmes will host Coahoma.