In his four years at Toombs County High School playing linebacker was Jamar Smith’s other skill on the football field. His primary role was running the football. Smith tallied 2034 yards and scored 26 touchdowns in the 2013 season.
Jamar signed with Holmes Community College in Mississippi on March 25 and coach Jeff Koonce told Y-101 Radio that the expectation was that Smith would be a starter in his freshman season. Not only did Jamar start his first game at outside linebacker, but he also led those Bulldogs in tackles with five solo tackles and four assists. Smith was credited with two tackles for a loss in Holmes’s 32-28 loss. Watch a replay of the game Video
RAYMOND — After getting in a hole here Thursday night against the Hinds Eagles, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs battled back and took a lead in the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on as Hinds scored late to win, 32-28.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 0-1. Holmes hosts Pearl River Thursday night in Goodman at 7 p.m. Watch the game live at www.holmesccmedia.com or listen live at 101.1 FM, 100.1 FM or 103.9 FM or at breezynews.com.
On the Bulldogs first play, the Bulldogs mishandled a handoff, and Hinds recovered at the Holmes 11 yard line. Two plays later the Eagles went up on a six yard touchdown pass with 12:19 to play in the first quarter. The extra point was no good.
With 8:08 to play in the first quarter, the Bulldogs mishandled a handoff again, and the Eagles got the ball at the Holmes 30 yard line. The Eagles scored from five yards out with 6:44 to play in the first quarter. The extra point was good, and Hinds led 13-0.
Holmes got on the scoreboard late in the first half with six seconds to play when Dejerric Bryant found A’Darius Benson on a 47-yard touchdown pass. Alex Robles‘ extra point was no good, and Hinds led 13-6 at halftime.
Hinds got on the scoreboard in the third quarter on fourth and 10 play on a 30-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good, and Hinds led 19-6 with 7:18 to play in the third quarter.
Holmes answered the score with 2:19 left in the third when Dre’ Massey scored from five yards out. Robles’ extra point was good to make the score 19-13 Hinds.
Hinds answered the score with a 33-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left in the third quarter. The two-point play was no good, and Hinds led 25-13.
After a 27-yard kickoff return by Antavius Moody to the Holmes 37, Bryant connected with Massey on a 63-yard touchdown pass with 14:50 to play in the game. Robles’ extra point was good to make the score 25-20 Hinds.
The Bulldogs took their first lead of the game at 28-20 when Bryant scored from a yard out with 8:17 to play. Bryant then connected with Massey on the two-point conversion.
Later in the quarter, the Eagles took advantage of botched punt by the Bulldogs and got the ball at the Holmes 37 and later took it in for the score from three yards out. The extra point was good ending all scoring.
The Bulldogs had 414 of total offense, 226 on the ground and 188 in the air. Bryant had 94 yards on 18 carries for Holmes to lead in rushing. He was 6-of-12 for 188 yards and two touchdowns passing with one interception. Massey had three catches for 106 yards and a touchdown.