EMCC shuts out Northeast CC
BOONEVILLE – Tyrell Price scored his sixth and seventh rushing touchdowns of the season and the East Mississippi Community College Lions defeated Northeast Community College 59-0 on Thursday night.
EMCC improved its record to 3-0 for the season with its 14th-straight victory and 25th-straight victory in North Division play.
Price got his first score with 11:37 remaining in the first quarter with an 18-yard run, then the Lions made it 14-0 when quarterback Lindsey Scott completed an 8-yard pass to Ja'Mori Mark for a touchdown with 5:34 left in the first quarter. EMCC closed the first quarter by blocking a punt and returning the play for a touchdown and Mark added a 7-yard run for points with 30 seconds remaining.
In the second quarter, Kirk Merritt had a 57-yard punt return for touchdown at the 14:02 mark and Taylor Crabtree hit a 29-yard field goal to put the Lions on top 38-0 at halftime.
EMCC had three more rushing touchdowns in the second half with a 10-yard run by Price, a 2-yard run by Justin Conner and a 1-yard run by Reginald Hunter.
The Lions host Itawamba Community College next Thursday.