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)
One more win is all that separates the No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers from a spot in the MACJC state playoffs in three weeks. While the Rangers’ meeting with No. 4 East Mississippi on Oct. 18 will likely be for the outright North Division title, Thursday’s home game with Holmes is also very important. (October 10, 2012, Page 6)
MOORHEAD — Led by another strong defensive effort and the passing of quarterback Domonique Harris, the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers defeated Delta 41-13 Thursday night.
The victory improved the Rangers to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the MACJC North Division and a half game ahead of Holmes, which travels to No. 5 EMCC Saturday. (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
Senatobia may be 45 miles away from Oxford, but it will still feel like a Homecoming for several former area football players who are members of Itawamba Community College. Two former Water Valley Blue Devils — Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson — joined former Lafayette standouts Tyler Jackson, D.Q. Reynolds and D’Andre Greer as part of the 2012 signing class. (more…) (September 26, 2012, Page 6)
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)
Tonight’s game in Booneville will serve as another step for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers as they look to win the MACJC North Division title. NWCC, ranked No. 6 in the latest NJCAA poll, plays the Tigers a week before an even bigger home contest with No. 12 ICC. (more…) (September 20, 2012, Page 9)
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)
The Rangers were scheduled to play at Southwest tonight, but due to the threat of heavy rain and potential tornadoes spawned from Isaac, the game was postponed until Saturday at 6 p.m. The contest can still be heard locally on 105.5 FM with Ronnie Williams and Keith Patterson calling the action. (August 30, 2012, Page 8)
Led by sophomore offensive tackle Donald Hawkins, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers placed three players on the 2012 NJCAA All-American team, which was released Monday. (more…) (December 13, 2011, Page 7)