Photo: Tyeland Coleman (left) and Dyllon Bullard apply the pressure on Coahoma’s Marquis Willis during Thursday’s 55-7 rout of the Tigers. The Northwest defense held Coahoma to -33 rushing yards on the evening. (Credit Kevin Pitts/nwccrangers.com)
An early pick-six was seemingly the lone blemish for Northwest on Thursday evening, as the Rangers demolished Coahoma for a 55-7 Homecoming victory, in front of a packed crowd at Bobby Franklin Field.
Northwest turned the tide of the contest in the second quarter, netting three touchdowns over the final 1:02 of the first half. Midway through the third quarter, Northwest scored again to begin the running clock rule, earning its ninth straight Homecoming win in a streak that began in 2014.
With the win, the Rangers improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the MACCC North Division. Northwest also garnered its 13th straight victory against Coahoma (1-6, 0-4 MACCC North), improving to 46-2 in the all-time series against the Tigers.
For a brief few minutes, Coahoma seemed to have the momentum, as Nicolas Townsend picked off Keegan Patterson for a 41-yard touchdown return on the first play from scrimmage. The miscue gave the Tigers a 7-0 advantage, and Northwest was stopped on fourth and short on its next possession, giving Coahoma the ball once again.
Coahoma’s early success didn’t carry over for long however, as Northwest scored on just five plays of its next possession. After three straight runs from D’mariun Perteet, including a 31-yard dash, Patterson connected with Jevell Fugerson on a 19-yard reception on the edge of the end zone, tying the game at 7-7.
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