Junior Colleges

LIVE GAME UPDATES: Itawamba C.C. at Gulf Coast

amccoy@sunherald.com

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College opens its season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Perkinston by taking on familiar North rival Itawamba.

The matchup pits former college roommates Chad Huff (MGCCC) and Sean Cannon (ICC) against one another.

Prior to the game, MGCCC released its projected starters. The 22 players include six Division I transfers and another SEC signee: QB Torrance Gibson (Ohio State/Cincinnati), WR Zach Farrar (Oklahoma), TE Landon Rice (Auburn), DT Isaiah Washington (LSU), NT Daquan Newkirk (Auburn - signee/commit), LB Isaiah Spencer (Southern Miss) and CB Saivion Smith (LSU).

While Smith is listed as a cornerback, don’t be surprised if he also gets some reps on offense.

Other starts for Gulf Coast include Gautier RB Deandre Torrey, Laurel WR Tyquan Ulmer, New Albany TE Jake McDonald, Clarksdale LT Treyvion Shannon, Harrison Central LG Jacob Shoemaker, Gulfport C Stephon Cooper, Gulfport RG Nick Dunomes, Starkville Academy RT Carter Wood, Hammond (La.) DE Davion May, Clinton LB Jacobi Hearn, Laurel LB Darius Townsend, Starkville CB Aretavious Hendrix, Columbus DB Derrick Beckom, Stone DB R’Tarriun Johnson, D’Iberville DB Ty Peters and Stone P/K Mason Hunt.

Starters for ICC are: DE Travis Sailo, NG Justin Drake, DT Sterling Stone, BANDIT Que Lott, SAM A’Tarius Moore, MIKE Daylon Fox, LEO Jarvis Hayes, CBs B.J. Williams and David Little, SS Devin Hollins, FS Quinshay Heard, WRs Malik Honeyutt, Jamel Thomas, Terry Williams and Christian Saulsberry, OL Jalyn Galmore, Dejuante Willis, Jarvis Smithey, Aaron Sholar, Preston Haynes, QB Dan Ellington.

SCORING UPDATES

Gulf Coast 42, ITAWAMBA 41 (0:00/Q4): Ellington was able to score on a 1-yard run at the buzzer, but his pass attempt on a two-point attempt was swatted away by Kenterious Rhodes to secure the MGCCC victory.

Gulf Coast 42, ITAWAMBA 35 (12:48/Q4): The Indians pulled within one touchdown early in the fourth quarter on another Ellington touchdown toss to Williams. This one went for 42 yards.

Gulf Coast 42, ITAWAMBA 28 (3:56/Q3): Ellington and Williams hooked up again for an 11-yard touchdown.

GULF COAST 42, Itawamba 21 (12:59/Q3): For the fourth time Thursday, Torrey found the end zone. His latest touchdown came on a 49-yard blast up the middle. About the 30-yard line, Torrey shifted gears and ran the final distance down the ICC sideline.

GULF COAST 35, Itawamba 21 (:34/Q2): Gibson scores his second touchdown on the night, this one from 15 yards out.

GULF COAST 28, Itawamba 21 (3:05): Torrey bounces around the left side of the line and up the middle for a 14-yard touchdown.

ITAWAMBA 21, Gulf Coast 21 (5:12/Q2): After a long pass that flipped the field, Ellington forces his way through the line for a 1-yard TD.

GULF COAST 21, Itawamba 14 (6:25/Q2): Torrey blasts down the middle of the field for an 18-yard score, his second in his college debut.

ITAWAMBA 14, Gulf Coast 14 (7:45/Q2): Terry Williams catches a 13-yard touchdown over the middle from Ellington.

GULF COAST 14, Itawamba 7 (10:01/Q2): Former Ohio State signee Torrance Gibson breaks free for a 19-yard touchdown.

GULF COAST 7, Itawamba 7 (13:00/Q2): Gautier running back Deandre Torrey dances around the right side of the line for a 4-yard touchdown.

ITAWAMBA 7, Gulf Coast 0 (2:30/Q1): Dan Ellington connected with Malik Honeycutt late in the first quarter for a 21-yard touchdown.

Check back throughout the game for scoring recaps, statistics, videos, photos and more.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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