EMCC shuts out Northeast CC

Starkville Daily News - - SCORECARD -

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.

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