Several Bobcats suit up for senior colleges in weekend games

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 13:48:41

 Several former Jones County Junior College Bobcats played over the weekend for senior college football teams.

The Belhaven University Blazers dropped a 32-24, triple overtime decision to Louisiana College in Pineville, La., Saturday night.

Former JCJC running back Justin Gaines of Bay Springs rushed 18 times for 44 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run, and had four receptions for 54 yards, including a 25-yard scoring strike for the Blazers. BU wide receiver Kylan Pollard of Laurel had two receptions for 4 yards, while wide receiver Rashad Wynes of Macon, Ga., had one catch for 41 yards and also had a 25-yard kickoff return.

Belhaven, 1-1, hosts Mississippi College at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Jackson’s Newell Field.

Former Bobcat Jo’Nal White of Ruston, La., started at nose tackle for Louisiana Tech in the Bulldogs’ 19-17 loss at Southern Miss on Saturday night. Louisiana Tech, 0-1, hosts Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Ex-Bobcat Tyrunn Walker started at defensive end for Tulsa in the Golden Hurricane’s 47-14 loss to top-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday night. Walker, a senior from New Iberia, La., had two solo tackles, two assists and one tackle for loss for Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane, 0-1, travel to Tulane University at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Former Bobcat Ryan Robinson played at defensive end for ninth-ranked Oklahoma State University in the Cowboys’ 61-34 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday and had an assist. Ex-Bobcat Brandon Bender of Laurel is on the Ragin’ Cajun roster.  Oklahoma State hosts Arizona at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, while ULL visits Kent State at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Ex-Bobcat wide receiver Tristan Purifoy of Hanceville, Ala., had five receptions for 63 yards in North Alabama’s 31-10 victory over Central Oklahoma last Thursday. UNA, 1-0, hosts Glenville State at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Three former Bobcats will suit up when Alabama-Birmingham plays its season opener at Florida at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.   Senior safety Jamie Bender of Raleigh, along with junior linebackers D.A. Autry of Mize and Santonio Jones of Heidelberg are playing for the Blazers. The UAB/UF game will be shown on Fox SportSouth/ESPN3.


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