Holmes CC places two on All-Region 23 Team


*Story by Steve Diffey with holmesathletics.com.

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs placed two players on the NJCAA All-Region 23 team following the season — Deion Smith and Markel Bell.

Smith, a sophomore wide receiver from Jackson, and Bell, a sophomore offensive lineman from Cleveland, were also named First Team All-MACCC.

Smith finished the season as the leading receiver in the state and in the NJCAA. He had 48 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 22.1 yards per catch. Smith has verbally committed to Ole Miss. Bell was a mainstay for the Bulldogs on the offensive front for two seasons. He has verbally committed to the University of Miami.

The two will now be considered for the NJCAA All-American Team.

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