WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves (4-5, 2-4) were unable to secure a homecoming victory Saturday as the Wildcats of Pearl River Community College (5-4, 3-3) defeated Co-Lin 40-21. The Wildcats outgained the Wolves 402 yards to 285 yards. The South Division matchup was the season finale for both programs.
After a scoreless opening quarter, the Wolves finally found the end zone early in the second. Co-Lin went on a quick four-play, 36-yard drive that was set up with a DeMatre Collins punt return. Woody Barrett capped off the drive with a seven-yard strike to Jalen Browder. Sublett tacked on the extra point and gave Co-Lin a 7-0 lead early in the second.
The Wildcats answered later in the second with a pick-six. J'Quille Washington grabbed Barrett's pass and took it 31-yards to the end zone, however, the ensuing point after attempt was no good. The Wolves led 7-6 with 10:54 remaining in the half.
The Wolves stretched that lead to 14-6 after Carlos Ransburgh punched in another score from one-yard out with 8:45 remaining. The Wildcats responded quickly yet again as Jesse Pernell broke free for a 42-yard touchdown rush to cut Co-Lin's lead to 14-13.
PRCC closed out the half with a 4 minute 37 second, ten-play drive. Markevion Quinn finished the drive with a three-yard touchdown rush with just five seconds remaining. The score gave the Wildcats a 20-14 lead at the half.
Pearl River fumbled the kickoff to start the second half, and the Wolves capitalized on the opportunity. Barrett found Nero Nelson from 23-yards out to give Co-Lin its second lead of the game, 21-20.
Once again the Wildcats countered. Quinn ripped a 49-yard touchdown rush to recapture the lead. Pearl River added two more scores later in the quarter to stretch the Wildcats lead to 40-21.
Barrett led the Wolves' passing game with 200 yards on 12 completions. The freshman threw two touchdowns and had two interceptions.
Ransburgh led Co-Lin's rushing attack with 58 yards on six carries and a score. Deion Dampier added another 26 yards on nine touches.