SENATOBIA — Domonique Harris, the sophomore quarterback for the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, didn’t throw the ball a bunch Thursday night, but when the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder did put the ball in the air, it was usually complete to a Ranger receiver and for a lot of yards.
A week after the Rangers’ running game led them to a 42-21 win over Copiah-Lincoln on the road, it was Harris’ turn to show his skills and complete passes when the running game needed a rest against Coahoma in their 44-6 win at Bobby Franklin Field.
Harris, a former standout at Southaven, finished the night 17-for-23 for 323 yards. He was 13-for-15 for 220 yards in the first half and was never really needed in the second half as the Rangers led 24-0 at the break and 30-0 after three quarters. Unfortunately for Harris, a 44-yard pass to running back Teshadi Talton didn’t go for a touchdown even though it appeared Talton crossed the goal line with just over 5 minutes left in the first half.
Referees ruled that Talton fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line and thankfully for him — and the 2-0 Rangers — teammate Josh Hamilton was able to recover the fumble in the end zone. Other than that small miscue, which didn’t hurt the team, a muffed punt and an interception late with the game out of reach, the Rangers played well according to coach Ricky Woods. (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
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.
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)
SENATOBIA — Thursday night’s matchup between the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and No. 8 Pearl River Wildcats resembled more of a MACJC state championship game than a season opener. In a contest where both teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense and multiple big plays, it was the Rangers that were able to hold off PRCC in overtime to come away with a 56-55 win. (more…) (September 2, 2011, Page 8A)
The quest to win a second MACJC North Division title in a row begins tonight for the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. NWCC, which went 9-1 last season in coach Ricky Woods’ third season in Senatobia, hosts No. 8 Pearl River at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for the game is set for 6:30 p.m. and the contest can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
With a roster comprised of players who went on to the next level, the Rangers won the MACJC North Division title thanks in large part to the momentum they gained at the start of the year and the way they played as a unit during the middle and end of the regular season.
From NWCC coach Ricky Woods’ perspective, this year’s team has some of the same makeup as the 2010 group and his hope this season is that his young, but talented, roster can garner some early momentum and build from there. (August 16, 2011, Page 9)
The MACJC North Division champion Northwest Rangers capped a stellar season with a No. 6 ranking in the final NJCAA Top 20 Football Poll of the season. It was the Rangers’ first Top 10 finish since the 1999 season when they also finished No. 6 in the nation. (December 9, 2010, Page 6)
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)