||Northeast loses finale to Holmes 37-20
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/Northeast Athletics) — Holmes Community College’s option formation accounted for over 300 yards in a 37-20 victory over Northeast Mississippi Community College in the season finale for both teams.
Mitchell Cunningham led the Bulldogs with 145 yards on 21 carries. He sealed the victory for Holmes (4-5, 3-3) with a 52-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Brett Thompson wrapped up a brilliant freshman year by completing 18 of 35 passes for 224 yards. He added his first career rushing touchdown in the fourth to get the Tigers to within 30-20 with 5:42 remaining.
Thompson connected with Khalid Kornegay for a 45-yard touchdown in the opening period to give Northeast (2-7, 2-4) a 7-0 advantage.
But the Bulldogs took a 23-14 lead into the break after a pair of rushing scores for Aquindus Henson.
Jamel Dennis wrapped up a phenomenal career with 12 tackles and 0.5 sacks. Justin Williams added nine stops while Jalen Hadley and Mario Virges added eight takedowns apiece.
LaVontis Smith added his second passing touchdown of the season in the second on a reverse pass to Joe Horn, Jr. Horn, Jr., led all receivers with 71 yards on four receptions.