SUMMIT — Southwest Mississippi Community College broke a 14-14 tie with NWCC midway through the fourth quarter and never looked back Thursday night. The Bears ended up defeating the No. 18 Rangers 28-14 in the non-division matchup. The loss was the second in a row for NWCC (3-3 overall) and third in the last four games. Southwest, which improved to 3-3 with the victory, broke the tie with a 28-yard touchdown pas from Vintavious Cooper to Justin Hatcher at the 8:56 mark of the fourth quarter and then iced the game with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown from Raheem Robinson with 3:12 left in the contest. (more…) (October 7, 2011, Page 6A)
Increased costs related to recruiting student athletes, extra pressure on high school athletes that are currently being recruited and a loss of local ties are just some of the many issues junior and four-year college football coaches from around the state and region don’t like about the proposals handed down from junior college presidents last week. (more…) (October 5, 2011, Page 6)
SENATOBIA — Thursday night’s game between the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and the No. 15 NECC Tigers was all about momentum. In the first half, it was the Tigers that had everything rolling in their favor. In the second half, it was the Rangers that couldn’t do anything wrong except score one final touchdown when they needed to the most. (more…) (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)
A matchup of two top 15 junior college football teams will highlight the week’s matchups in the MACJC North Division on Thursday as the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers (3-1 overall, 1-1 in North Division) play host to No. 15 Northeast (4-0, 2-0) at Bobby Franklin Field. In a game that is always bragging rights, the Rangers have a chance to remain in the hunt for the North Division crown with a win over the Tigers. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 6)
When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
Led by the passing of quarterback Ryan Mossakowski, the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers defeated Coahoma 44-21. Mossakowski finished the night 18-for-29 for 339 yards and three touchdowns.
SENATOBIA — Thursday’s MACJC North Division opener for the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and the No. 8 East Mississippi Lions was as good as advertised.
A playoff atmosphere is what Northwest Mississippi Community College coach Ricky Woods expects when his No. 4 Rangers host No. 8 East Mississippi Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field. Woods said earning a win over the 2-0 Lions would be a huge momentum boost heading into the rest of the MACJC North Division schedule. (September 14, 2011, Page 6)
DECATUR — The return of Adrian Golden to the lineup only made the offense for the No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers that much more potent on Thursday night. The Rangers totaled 426 yards in a 42-19 win over East Central, while Golden, who has been limited during the summer drills with a sprained ankle, added 94 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries. (more…) (September 9, 2011, Page 9A)
Lance Ray’s fast start at Northwest Mississippi Community College was rewarded Wednesday when he was named NJCAA Special Teams Player of the Week. (more…) (September 8, 2011)