Three former Bulldogs excel in week two of the college season

All three former Toombs County Bulldogs, who are playing college football this season, excelled on the playing field in week two.

Mincey scores the only points in the second quarter 

Ervin Mincey takes down the QB for a safety

It is quite unusual for a defensive lineman to score the only points in a quarter. However, that is exactly what Ervin Mincey did in the second quarter of Holmes Community College’s 25-23 win at Jones Junior College. With 7:44 to play before the half Jones had the ball at it’s own three-yard line and that is when Mincey used his quickness and speed to drive in to the backfield and tackle the quarterback in the end zone for a safety. Ervin also had another tackle for a loss for minus two-yards and finished with five tackles- three solo stops and two assists from his left defensive end position.

Through two games he has seven tackles- 3 solo’s and four assists.

Ervin Mincey disrupts this play in the backfield

For the second straight week Holmes scored late in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. A Jesse Wilson 34-yard TD pass to Demarcus Johnson, with seven seconds remaining, allowed the Bulldogs to improve to 2-0.

Up next Holmes will play host to Northeast Mississippi Community College on September 20 at 7:30 p.m. eastern.

Jamar Smith picks up a sack and 8 total tackles at UNLV

Jamar Smith was tied for second in total tackles in UTEP’s 52-24 loss at UNLV. Jamar came off the bench and had six solo tackles and two assists plus he had a sack for a loss of six-yards.

Smith’s sack came in the third quarter on a second and 10 play at the UNLV 43. He had two tackles for no-gain on running plays and three other solo stops on running plays for gains of seven, six and seven-yards. Jamar had three solo tackles and two assists in the fourth quarter alone.

2nd Quarter

1st and 10 at UNLV17 THOMAS,L. rush for 7 yards to the UNLV24 (SMITH, Jamar).

3rd Quarter

2nd and 10 at UNLV43 ROGERS,Armani sacked for loss of 6 yards to the UNLV37 (SMITH, Jamar)

1st and 10 at UTEP28 WILLIAMS,C. rush for no gain to the UTEP28 (SMITH, Jamar).

4th Quarter

2nd and 14 at UNLV33 CAMPBELL,X. rush for 6 yards to the UNLV39 (SMITH, Jamar).

1st and 10 at UTEP26 CAMPBELL,X. rush for 7 yards to the UTEP19 (SMITH, Jamar).

2nd and 3 at UTEP19 CAMPBELL,X. rush for no gain to the UTEP19 (SMITH, Jamar).

3rd and 3 at UTEP19 OWEN,Evan rush for 10 yards to the UTEP9, 1ST DOWN UNLV (CALDWELL, Josh;SMITH, Jamar).

1st and GOAL at UTEP09 OWEN,Evan rush for 6 yards to the UTEP3 (HOTCHKINS, A.J.;SMITH, Jamar).

Jamar Smith- Defensive Statistics 2018
Date Opponent Tackles Sacks
9/1/2018 Northern Arizona 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
9/8/2018 at UNLV 6 2 8 1.0 6 1.0 6
Totals 6 4 10 1.0 6 1.0 6


Jamar Smith 2017 Statistics
2017 12 22 12 34 4.0 7
Total 12 22 12 34 4.0 7

Up next 0-2 UTEP will play at 1-1 Tennessee on September 15 at noon (EDT) on the SEC Network

Tinoco goes 7-for-7 on extra points

In his first game as a Benedict Tiger, place kicker Rig Tinoco did not have a lot of business. He kicked both of his extra points and kicked off three times. In his second game, at Johnson C. Smith, Tinoco was very busy. He made all seven of his PAT’s in the Tigers 42-14 victory. Rig kicked off seven times and missed a 41-yard field goal, which hooked off to the left, with 2:30 to play in the game.

Tinoco also successfully executed an onside kick in the second quarter.

Up next 1-1 Benedict will travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina to play Fayetteville State University on September 15 at 4 p.m.