SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — One of the most special seasons in Ricky Woods‘ coaching career ended up earning him the MACJC North Coach of the Year, while 10of his Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers earned All-State and All-Region XXIII honors. (more…) (November 16, 2010)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Ricky Woods wants to win an MACJC state title in the worst way, but he needs the help of area players, and district players, to help him do it. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a 9-1 overall mark, but a 52-24 loss to Gulf Coast last Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field was not the ending Woods was hoping for. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
One of the most successful seasons for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and head coach Ricky Woods came to an unfortunate end Saturday in the first round of the MACJC state football playoffs.
No. 12 Gulf Coast, led by the passing of former Ole Miss walk-on quarterback Clayton Moore, defeated the No. 4 Rangers 52-24 in front of a crowd of 1,452 fans at Bobby Franklin Field. The Bulldogs (8-2 overall), who will now square off against Copiah-Lincoln for the MACJC state title next week, scored early and often against the Rangers (9-1), who entered the game with just four defensive linemen to try and stop one of the best offenses in all of the junior college ranks. (November 8, 2010, Page 5B)
A strong defensive unit that is anchored in the middle by nose guard John Jenkins is what the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will have to try and overcome when they host No. 12 Gulf Coast at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC (9-0 overall) is two wins away from winning the MACJC state title, but in order to face Co-Lin or East Mississippi in that title game Nov. 13, the Rangers will have dispatch the Bulldogs (7-2) in the first-round of the playoffs on Saturday. (November 5, 2010, Page 8A)
Another strong defensive effort proved to be the difference in a win for the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers on Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC defeated Southwest 24-7 thanks in large part to a Ranger defense that held the Bears to under 200 total yards and out of the end zone until the game had been decided. It was the third straight game the Rangers (6-0 overall) held an opponent to a touchdown or less and under 200 yards. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
A week after taking a stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings, the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host Southwest tonight at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for tonight’s game is set for 6:30 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
The Rangers (5-0 overall) have played smothering defense over the last two weeks in wins over Coahoma and Northeast. NWCC has only allowed 13 points in those two wins, and only 32 points in three North Division games. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings is what the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers secured Thursday night with a 26-6 win over Northeast.
The Rangers (5-0 overall, 3-0 in the North) battered the Tigers (3-2, 2-1) from start to finish by forcing six turnovers and holding them to just 117 total yards. NWCC, which has now won five straight in the series, is now plus 10 in the turnover column and only allowed 32 points in three games to North Division teams. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
The early season success continued for the No. 11 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Thursday night as they posted a come-from-behind 25-19 win over East Mississippi at Sullivan-Windham Stadium.
The win was the opener of MACJC North Division play for the Rangers (3-0), who were able to end East Mississippi’s 15-game home winning streak in the process. The Rangers were led again on offense by the running of Calvin Malone and Jay Jones and the efficient passing of quarterback Brent Osborn. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
A win over Pearl River on the road last week not only got the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers off to a great start this year, it jumped them up to No. 15 in the national rankings as well.
NWCC (1-0 overall) enters tonight’s home opener with East Central (0-1) ranked No. 15 in the latest NJCAA football poll. The Rangers were one of only two teams to win from the MACJC’s North Division last week, while East Central was the only other team from South Division to lose, falling 34-6 to Northeast. (September 9, 2010, Page 7)
The Rangers mauled their way to a 27-17 win over No. 13 Pearl River by clamping down on the Wildcats when the going got tough and utilizing a team-first concept that coach Ricky Woods has tried to instill into his players all offseason. (September 3, 2010, Page 8A)