After a year away, Jack Wright is coming back to Northwest Mississippi Community College. (November 12, 2013, Page 6)
A chance to make the football playoffs in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges is not available for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers this season. (August 28, 2013, Page 8)
Northwest Mississippi Community College announced Thursday that it has hired Brad LaPlante as its new head football coach. (January 11, 2013, Page 7A)
On the day the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers finished No. 9 in the NJCAA poll, the coach that led them to that point, decided to go in a different direction.
Ricky Woods stepped down from his position as Rangers head football coach after five seasons in Senatobia on Wednesday. He broke the news to his team during a meeting Wednesday afternoon, just four days after the Rangers defeated No. 11 Kilgore 47-36 in the Brazos Valley Bowl. (December 6, 2012, Page 10)
It’s amazing what a trip to Texas to play in a bowl game will do for the morale of a community college football team. The 13th-ranked Northwest Mississippi Rangers will take on No. 11 Kilgore in the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl Saturday at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field at noon.
Ricky Woods, the veteran coach who leads the 7-2 Rangers, said the practice sessions leading up to the game have been as good or better than at any time period during his five seasons in Senatobia. (November 30, 2012, Page 7A)
COLUMN: Saturday is the annual homecoming football game at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The No. 11 Rangers have already garnered a spot in the MACJC playoffs as the No. 2 seed and posted yet another successful campaign under coach Ricky Woods regardless of what happens against No. 19 Jones, Saturday’s opponent, and another opponent from the South Division in the first round. (more…) (October 26, 2012, Page 7A)
SCOOBA — One play is all that separated the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers from a victory over No. 3 East Mississippi in Thursday night’s MACJC North Division title game at Sullivan-Windham Field. In a game where both defenses gave up a combined 1,281 yards, it was the Lions that remained undefeated on the season with a 56-49 win over the Rangers. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
SENATOBIA — A smile that broke across Ricky Woods’ face a few minutes after Thursday’s game with Holmes said all that needed to said: The No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers were headed back to the MACJC playoffs.
A week of intense preparation for the Bulldogs not only resulted in a 32-20 win at Bobby Franklin Field for the now 6-0 Rangers, it also set up a true North Division title game with No. 4 East Mississippi on Thursday in Scooba. (October 12, 2012, Page 7A)
SENATOBIA — A near perfect performance in all three phases fueled the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 49-7 thrashing of No. 20 Itawamba on Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field. In a game that featured several former area players on both sides of the field, it was the Rangers that really showed they were worthy of their national ranking. (September 28, 2012, Page 6A)
BOONEVILLE — Andy Greening, the veteran defensive coordinator for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, had a feeling his squad would rise to the occasion and win the game over rival Northeast Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.
On a night when the normally potent NWCC offense struggled to consistently move the ball, the Rangers defense, led by some great individual plays of linebacker Desmond LaVelle, were more than enough to help the Rangers secure a 19-13 win over the Tigers. (September 21, 2012, Page 6A)