CLARKSDALE - The Hinds Community College Eagles defeated the Coahoma Community College Tigers 48-19 Saturday afternoon (Oct. 6) on the road.
The Eagles pounced on the Tigers in the first half as they put up 28 unanswered points on the scoreboard.
Freshman running back Don Ragsdale (Pisgah) opened up the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run with 10:39 left in the first quarter.
A few minutes later, sophomore running back Jadarius Payne found the end zone on a 34-yard touchdown run with 8:18 left in the first quarter.
At the start of the second quarter, Ragsdale broke threw the line of scrimmage and cruised for a 50-yard touchdown run giving the Eagles a commanding 21-0 lead.
With 3:03 left in the second quarter, quarterback Tylan Morton (Griffin, Ga.) found wide receiver Eric Clark (Kemper) wide open in the end zone from 13 yards out.
The Tigers, however, came out of half time a different team scoring on their first possession off of an 11 play, 65-yard drive that was capped out with a nine-yard touchdown run.
The Eagles answered right back with a long drive of their own capped off by a highlight reel play when Morton, on the run, threw a pass intended for Joe'Vantae Shorter that ended up in the hands of Miquell Powell after it was tipped in the air. Powell took the tipped pass and tip toed into the end zone for the 28-yard touchdown reception with 6:20 left in the third quarter.
Coahoma answered right back when they connected on a 50-yard touchdown pass with 1:25 left in the third quarter. The Tiger touchdown cut down the Eagle lead to 35-13.
In the fourth quarter, Ragsdale rumbled into the end zone from two yards out for his third score of the day with 8:00 remaining in the game.
The Tigers got on the board one more time when on fourth and goal from the Eagles three-yard line, the Tigers connected for the three-yard touchdown pass.
The Eagles answered back and closed out the scoring when freshman quarterback Jack Garrad kept it for himself and rushed nine yards into the end zone giving the Eagles a 48-19 lead.
That would remain as the final score as the Eagles improved their record to 4-2 overall on the season.