RAYMOND - Hinds Community College moved to 6-2 on the 2013 season after a 27-13 victory over Holmes Community College on Thursday night.
The non-conference win over Holmes was the annual Homecoming game in Raymond and one in which the Eagles offense exploded for 526 yards and four touchdowns on 81 total plays.
The Hinds defense was once again stingy, allowing only 180 total yards from the Bulldogs. Holmes rushed the ball 37 times for just 74 yards and was 17-33 for 106 yards through the air.
James Summers (Greensboro, N.C.) accounted for 433 yards of offense and four touchdowns on the night, as the freshman quarterback was 15-31 for 311 yards, three touchdowns and one interception through the air and carried the ball 28 times for 122 yards and one touchdown.
Hinds had to overcome an early 7-0 deficit when Holmes running back Fred Franklin scampered in from 22 yards out to put the Bulldogs ahead with 12:33 in the second quarter after the Cole Ballard point after was good.
Summers would tie the game at seven with 5:01 left before half when he rushed in from 13 yards out. Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie) knocked the PAT through the uprights to knot things up.
Both defenses held for the remainder of the first half and the score stayed tied up at seven heading into the break.
Summers wasted no time in putting Hinds back ahead when he connected with wide receiver Keithon Redding (Atlanta, Ga.) on a 40-yard touchdown strike. The Houston point after attempt was no good, however, and Hinds held a 13-7 lead with 12:57 left in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs of Holmes would even the score at 13 with 5:22 left in the third quarter when Jammie Jamison blocked a Pate DeMuth (Raymond) kick and carried it in from five yards out for the score. The Ballard point after try was no good and the score stayed tied.
Hinds would go ahead for good with 8:21 remaining in the final quarter when Summers hit Robert Lockhart (Delray Beach, Fla.) across the back of the end zone for a four-yard touchdown pass. The Houston PAT was good this time and Hinds led, 20-13.
The Eagles put the nail in the coffin on the following possession when Summers hooked up with LaChristopher Lee (Cleveland) on a 97-yard passing play for the touchdown with 5:25 left in the contest.
The touchdown, which came on third and 16 from the Eagles three-yard line, was capped off by a Houston PAT and ended the scoring for the night.
Redding had five catches for 115 yards and one touchdown to lead a huge night for the Eagles receiving corps. Lee had just two catches, but ended the night with 114 yards and the previously mentioned 97-yard touchdown catch.
Herbert Harris (Clinton), who was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, led the Hinds defense in the unofficial stats department with four solo tackles and six assists.
Khiry Lucas (Cleveland) picked up his fourth interception on the year and Erin Brown (Monroe, La.) and Gary Myers (Waynesboro) each collected a sack to lead the brutally tough defense.
Hinds will complete regular season action on Thursday, as the Eagles host Pearl River Community College in the home and season finale at Joe Renfroe Stadium in Raymond.
Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.
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