By Datti Jinkiri
The Hinds Community College Eagles’ football season will continue for one more game, as the school accepted an invitation to play in a bowl game. The eighth-ranked Eagles will travel to Hutchinson, Kansas to play in the Salt City Bowl against Hutchinson Community College on Saturday, December 4.
This is Hinds’ third bowl game in the last nine seasons. The team was previously selected to play in the Brazos Valley Bowl in 2013 and the Graphic Edge Bowl in 2019.
The Eagles currently have an 8-3 record and are winners of five of their last six games. They upset perennial powerhouse East Mississippi Community College in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) Semifinals before falling to Northwest Mississippi Community College in the championship game.
At the conclusion of the MACCC Playoffs, ten Eagles earned all-conference honors. BeSean McCray, Jeffrey Pittman, Tabashi Thomas, Braidron Hodo, Jaylan Ware, Thaddeus Bishop, and Khiry Gee were also named to the All-Region XXIII team.
Hutchinson has an 8-2 record and is currently ranked fifth in the country. The Blue Dragons won the national championship last season, defeating Snow College 29-27 in the decisive game. They defeated Garden City Community College 49-19 on Saturday in the Jayhawk Conference Championship Game, upping their current winning streak to five in the process.
Kickoff from Hutchinson is set for 1:00 p.m. CT on December 4. Livestream information will be released in the coming days, and Hinds fans can purchase tickets HERE.