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.
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)
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)
The goal for Northwest Mississippi Community College wide receiver Myles White was to continue his college playing career in the South. Thanks to a stellar season with the Rangers that saw the Detroit native catch 53 passes for 712 yards and six touchdowns, White garnered offers from the likes of Louisiana Tech and Troy, as well as interest from Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound White, who started his career at Michigan State, visited Ruston, La., over the weekend and ultimately decided that becoming a Bulldog and playing under the direction of coach Sonny Dykes was too good to pass up. (November 24, 2010, Page 6A)
A strong defensive unit that is anchored in the middle by nose guard John Jenkins is what the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will have to try and overcome when they host No. 12 Gulf Coast at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC (9-0 overall) is two wins away from winning the MACJC state title, but in order to face Co-Lin or East Mississippi in that title game Nov. 13, the Rangers will have dispatch the Bulldogs (7-2) in the first-round of the playoffs on Saturday. (November 5, 2010, Page 8A)