A season that has been built on team unit, hustle and efficient play on both sides of the ball ending up translating into a MACJC North Division title for the No. 4 ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
Northwest capped a perfect regular season by defeating arch-rival Itawamba 31-14. The Rangers (9-0 overall) now host a first-round playoff game Nov. 6 at home against the No. 2 seed from the South Division. (October 29, 2010, Page 7A)
A chance to wrap up sole possession of the MACJC North Division title and host a playoff game in the first round are the two biggest things the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers can gain tonight.
The Rangers can also end the regular season undefeated with a win over North Division foe Itawamba C.C. at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff is set for 6:30 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. (October 28, 2010, Page 6)
A Homecoming win over Mississippi Delta isn’t the only thing the No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers can gain on Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field.
A win over the Trojans would keep the Rangers perfect in the MACJC North Division at 4-0 and also keep them a minimum of a half game ahead of Northeast, which also plays Saturday at Coahoma, with two games left to play. (October 14, 2010, Page 6)
Another strong defensive effort proved to be the difference in a win for the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers on Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC defeated Southwest 24-7 thanks in large part to a Ranger defense that held the Bears to under 200 total yards and out of the end zone until the game had been decided. It was the third straight game the Rangers (6-0 overall) held an opponent to a touchdown or less and under 200 yards. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
A week after taking a stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings, the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host Southwest tonight at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for tonight’s game is set for 6:30 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
The Rangers (5-0 overall) have played smothering defense over the last two weeks in wins over Coahoma and Northeast. NWCC has only allowed 13 points in those two wins, and only 32 points in three North Division games. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings is what the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers secured Thursday night with a 26-6 win over Northeast.
The Rangers (5-0 overall, 3-0 in the North) battered the Tigers (3-2, 2-1) from start to finish by forcing six turnovers and holding them to just 117 total yards. NWCC, which has now won five straight in the series, is now plus 10 in the turnover column and only allowed 32 points in three games to North Division teams. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
The early season success continued for the No. 11 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Thursday night as they posted a come-from-behind 25-19 win over East Mississippi at Sullivan-Windham Stadium.
The win was the opener of MACJC North Division play for the Rangers (3-0), who were able to end East Mississippi’s 15-game home winning streak in the process. The Rangers were led again on offense by the running of Calvin Malone and Jay Jones and the efficient passing of quarterback Brent Osborn. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
A win over Pearl River on the road last week not only got the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers off to a great start this year, it jumped them up to No. 15 in the national rankings as well.
NWCC (1-0 overall) enters tonight’s home opener with East Central (0-1) ranked No. 15 in the latest NJCAA football poll. The Rangers were one of only two teams to win from the MACJC’s North Division last week, while East Central was the only other team from South Division to lose, falling 34-6 to Northeast. (September 9, 2010, Page 7)
The Rangers mauled their way to a 27-17 win over No. 13 Pearl River by clamping down on the Wildcats when the going got tough and utilizing a team-first concept that coach Ricky Woods has tried to instill into his players all offseason. (September 3, 2010, Page 8A)