It was obvious who the most dangerous player was on the Holmes Community College offense during Thursday night’s game with No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. It was clear to NWCC defensive coordinator Andy Greening when he watched film of the Bulldogs what a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver named Jonathan Rumph could do if he got loose in the secondary. As much as Greening doesn’t like to give up yards rushing, he felt like it was better to give up a few extra yards on a zone running play compared to a 75-yard reception to the speedster originally from South Carolina.
Greening’s plan of double covering Rumph, a rare talent that has both speed and size, worked well in the sense that he didn’t catch a touchdown pass in the Rangers’ 32-20 win over Holmes. The double team still didn’t completely work as Rumph still lead the Bulldogs with seven receptions for 63 yards. (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)