Jamar Smith’s final JUCO game is a bowl win in Iowa

Former Toombs County Bulldog Jamar Smith wrapped up the junior college phase of his football career with a bowl win in Iowa. Jamar’s Holmes Community College Bulldogs rallied from a 21-14 halftime deficit to defeat Iowa Western Community College 28-21 in the Graphic Edge Bowl played in the Uni Dome in Cedar Falls.  Watch the game

Smith, who has been a starting linebacker for the past two seasons and the Bulldogs’ leading tackler, was credited with eight total tackles- seven solo stops and one assist. He and teammate Desmond Lester had the same number of total tackles to lead Holmes. However, Lester had four tackles behind the line of scrimmage and he was named the defensive player of the game.

In the second quarter Jamar made two tackles for a one-yard gain and no gain. In the third quarter he broke up a pass and nearly intercepted the throw inside the IWCC 20-yard line. Smith also made two tackles for gains of five and four yards.

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Jamar Smith (#9 in white) after sacking the IWCC quarterback (#9)

In the fourth quarter, with Holmes leading by a touchdown, Jamar tackled the quarterback for no gain and then sacked him for a four-yard loss.

Game Summary

1 10:22 Iowa Western – Nick Easley 49 yd pass from Andre Nunez. (Bobby Patterson kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 85 yards in 02:15. 0 – 7

1 02:52 Holmes – Kavonte Younger 25 yd pass from Dejerric Bryant. (Caleb Shelly kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards in 03:31. 7 – 7

2 14:54 Iowa Western – D’Anfernee McGriff 26 yd pass from Andre Nunez. (Bobby Patterson kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 71 yards in 00:21. 7 – 14

2 09:40 Holmes – D.J. Montgomery 30 yd pass from Josh Dodd. (Caleb Shelly kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards in 05:14. 14 – 14

2 06:24 Iowa Western – Nick Easley 43 yd pass from Andre Nunez. (Bobby Patterson kick is good).
Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in 03:16. 14 – 21

3 01:02 Holmes – Cameryn Brent 10 yd run. (Caleb Shelly kick is good).
Drive: 7 plays, 88 yards in 03:18. 21 – 21

3 00:00 Holmes – D.J. Montgomery 54 yd pass from Dejerric Bryant. (Caleb Shelly kick is good).
Drive: 1 plays, 54 yards in 00:07. 28 – 21