Hinds earns winning season
By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Nov. 2, 2002
SCOOBA Getting a fifth win to secure a winning season proved to be plenty of motivation for Hinds Community College here against East Mississippi in an otherwise meaningless season-ending game on a dreary looking Saturday afternoon at Sullivan-Windham Field.
Hinds entered the non-divisional final game with one of the top three passing offenses in the MACJC/Region 23 Standings. That meant bad news for a depleted East Mississippi secondary.
Hinds quarterback Terrance Matthews shredded the Lions' defense for 301 yards to lead the Eagles to a 52-28 romp. Hinds ends its season at 5-4. East Mississippi saw its year end at 3-6 including an 0-4 mark at Sullivan-Windham Field.
Matthews, who was 20-of-33 for 301 yards, used his passing accuracy to set up five-short yardage TD runs to go with one touchdown via the air.
East Mississippi's offense led by quarterback Daniel Spinks, kept the Lions in the game until late in the third quarter. Spinks led the Lions on a pair of scoring drives in the second quarter to cut a 28-7 lead down to 31-21 by halftime.
The touchdowns came on a 4-yard pass to Josh Carwile and a 7-yard run by Spinks with nine seconds left in the half. Will Mosley had both PAT kicks, the latter making it 31-21.
But the start of the second half saw the Lions fumble the ball within two plays of its intial drive. The second series resulted in a punt and Hinds took over at its own 47.
Matthews completed passes of 12, 4 and 23 yards to set up a 9-yard TD run by Mason Denham. The kick was wide leaving the score at 37-21 with 7:39 to play.
Later in the quarter, Hinds backed EMCC up to its own three. The punt out of the endzone was then returned 15 yards to the Lions 22. Five plays later, Matthews hit Chris Humes for a 5-yard TD pass. He then hit Von Mixon for a two-point conversion pass to up the Eagle lead to 45-21 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter.
Both teams added a touchdown in the final quarter. The Eagles reserves made it 52-21 when back-up quarterback John Artenberry scored on a 1-yard run with 6:25 left in the game. Robert Miller added the kick.
DeAngelo Dantzler, who started the game, reentered in the final quarter and led Lions on a 54-yard drive in the closing minutes. He scored on a 1-yard sneak and Mosley's kick made for the 52-28 final with 1:50 left in the game.
Hinds scored on its intial two possessions of the game to take a 14-0 lead. Raymond Wall had a 22-yard run to cap the first drive and Denham scored on a 3-yard run to finish the second.
An interception on a deflected pass by the Lions' Henry Barnett set up EMCC's first score. Marvin Sommerville ran it in from 34 yards for the touchdown. Mosley's kick made it 14-7 with 2:14 left in the first quarter.
Matthews, who had 240 yards passing by the half, got rolling again in the second quarter. His 1-yard run capped a 74-yard drive with 12:37 left in the second. He then hit a pair of passes for 60 yards to set up an 18-yard TD run by Denham to make it 28-7.
The Eagles' other score in the quarter came on a 26-yard field goal by Miller that made it 31-14 with 1:16 left in the half, Denham had 103 yards rushing off 22 carries. Hinds finished with 503 yards in total offense.
Spinks was 8-of-20 for 113 yards, 1 TD and two interceptions. Galen Hendricks had 50 yards off 13 carries.