||EMCC downs Northeast 65-7
SCOOBA, Miss. (WTVA/NEMCC Athlecits) — Top ranked East Mississippi Community College defeated Northeast Mississippi Community College 65-7 on Thursday night at Sullivan-Windham Field to keep its lead in the MACJC North Division.
The Lions turned four Tiger turnovers into points. Allen Sentimore, Demetrius Cain and Quan Latham each returned interceptions for touchdowns while DJ Law caught a 49-yard scoring pass from Chad Kelly after a Northeast fumble.
Kelly also had touchdown passes to Camion Patrick and Kameron Myers to help East Mississippi (4-0, 2-0) take a 51-7 lead at the break.
Northeast (1-3, 1-1) broke a scoreless streak of nine quarters against the Lions with a Joe Horn, Jr., 21-yard touchdown catch from Brett Thompson just before the break. The Tigers drove 80 yards on only four plays during that possession.
Marcus Robinson and Jamel Dennis continued to impress during their sophomore seasons. Robinson, an Ole Miss commit, and Dennis both had interceptions as did fellow linebacker Mario Virges.
Northeast returns home next weekend to host Coahoma Community College. The annual meeting of the Tigers serves as Northeast’s homecoming matchup and kicks off at 3 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.