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Bobcat cornerback Gabe Douglas (2) breaks up a pass Thursday night vs. Hinds. (Photo by www.jucoweekly.org)

CLINTON – The No. 16 Jones College Bobcats overcame a 14-0 deficit and defeated Hinds 28-25 Thursday night at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College.

Jones got a pair of special teams touchdowns in the second half when Myron Stewart (Port Gibson) recovered a fumbled snap on a punt in the end zone and Jonathan Haynes (Ray Brooks) returned a blocked field goal attempt 80 yards for a score.

The Eagles had the ball late with a chance to tie or win the game, but the Jones defense held and the Bobcats took over on downs at the Eagle 22 with just 20 seconds to play.

The Jones’ defense held Hinds to zero net yards rushing on 39 attempts. 

Unofficially, Nick Anderson (Vicksburg) and Fred Peters (Columbia) each had 6 ½ tackles and Chei Hill (Miami, Fla.) had six tackles and three tackles for loss. Davis Harrison (Lamar School), Charlie Marlowe (Petal) and Stewart each had four tackles. Stewart had the fumble recovery and Roderick Hicks (Vicksburg) had a pass interception.

Kalyn Grandberry (Memphis) rushed 30 times for 144 yards and a score. Immanuel Jones (Amory) had five catches for 31 yards.

After Hinds scored with 5:53 to play in the game to get the deficit to 28-25, Jones took over at its own 30 after the kickoff. The Bobcats picked up a first down, but eventually were forced to punt. Greg Hayden’s (Vicksburg) punt was downed at the Eagle 9.

Hinds began the possession with 3:14 to play and picked up a pair of first downs. But on fourth and 15 at the 24, Morton was tackled and fumbled while trying to avoid the rush and Jones took over at the Eagle 22 with just 20 seconds left.

The Bobcats, 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the MACJC South, return home next week to face No. 18 Mississippi Gulf Coast. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 and the game will air on www.jcjc.tv.

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