from staff reports
The Meridian Star
East Mississippi Community College continued its early-season dominance Thursday night, beating Mississippi Delta Community College 70-0.
Sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt led the charge for the Lions, completing 28-of-39 passes for 481 yards and three touchdowns in what was the biggest blowout in school history. Pruitt also added 35 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Former Meridian High School standout Antoinne Adkins got the scoring started for the Lions when he hauled in a 31-yard pass from Pruitt to put EMCC up 7-0 in the first quarter. Adkins finished the night with five catches for 115 yards and the one touchdown.
EMCC would score its next two touchdowns on runs by Lakendric Thomas in the second quarter. Pruitt would add a 21-yard touchdown run and a 43-yard touchdown pass to Justin Mack as the Lions went into the half up 35-0.
Todd Mays ran in a three-yard touchdown to start the second half, while Pruitt followed up with his final touchdown of the night, a 45-yard pass to Brandon Acker, later in the quarter. Mays ran in an 18-yard score in the fourth quarter before the Lions’ defense handled the rest of the scoring.
Deshadrick Truly returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown and Ken Breland returned another for a 22-yard score as the Lions racked up four picks on the night.
Through its first four games, EMCC (4-0, 1-0) has outscored opponents 247-6. The Lions will return home on Sept. 28 to play Coahoma Community College for their annual homecoming game.