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EMCC Lions host MDCC Thursday

By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Oct. 2, 2002
SCOOBA A road win last Saturday at Itawamba Community College has the East Mississippi CC Lions feeling pretty good heading into the mid-point of the season.
The Lions' fifth-and-middle game of the season occurs quickly, with a home game Thursday night against visiting Mississippi Delta at Sullivan-Windham Stadium. Kickoff for the Region 23 MACJC North Division game is 7 p.m.
EMCC head coach Tom Goode hopes the game will come off at that time. Last week's contest at Itawamba was originally slated for last Thursday but was moved to Saturday because of Tropical storm Isidore. This week, Hurricane Lili is threatening the Gulf Coast.
The veteran coach liked the overall effort his team showed in evening its season record at 2-2. The Lions are 1-1 in the North division.
Moseley, a West Lauderdale freshman, was named the Region 23 Special Team's Player of the Week for his effort. Moseley's 35-yard field goal put the Lions ahead 9-7 in the third quarter.
Daniel Spinks tossed a 37-yard touchdown pass to Josh Carwile and Lion linebacker O'Bryant Brandy returned a fumble back 70 yards for the clinching score.
Goode was glad to see Spinks, a Meridian High product, adjust mid-game with his passing.
The Itawamba game puts Spinks over the 500-yard mark in passing this season. His top targets are Chris Mattox, Niko Edwards and Meridian's Tyler Richardson.
Mississippi Delta comes in with an un-Trojan like 0-4 record. Coach Jim Southward's team played for the Region 23/State Championship last year in Moorhead before falling to Jones.
Last week, MDCC lost to Northwest 35-24 in Moorhead. The loss drops the Trojans to 0-2 in the division.
A problem has been the MDCC pass defense. The Trojans allowed Northwest quarterback Bobby Robinson to throw for 277 yards and five touchdowns in last week's game.
The Trojans are led by tailback Noah Ingram who rushed for 149 yards against Northwest.
The Lions defense has been solid all season. The unit has allowed only 40 points in four games. Linebackers Ken Hollis and Joe White pace the defenders.