Tigers prep for Thursday opener

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Head football coaches value knowledge, and Northeast Tigers’ coach Greg Davis certainly likes...

Defensive tackle Lee Autry brings veteran leadership to ICC’s defense. (Lee Adams/ICC)

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal A nice balance of defense and offense helped the Itawamba Community College Indians to a playoff berth for the 2015 football season. But in the world of two-year colleges, graduation losses can appear to disrupt that balance. The top 14 leading tacklers from last season for the Indians […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Junior college coaches usually recruit for need at various positions. Head coach Greg Davis felt that for his 2016 Northeast Tigers defense, with key returnees, he could recruit for need and chemistry. Davis will get to trot his defense out for all to see next week when the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal At times, the MACJC can be described as a pass-happy junior college football conference. But a pass/run balance is still important, and Itawamba Community College will break the huddle on the 2016 season knowing it has the personnel in place for the ground game to more than hold […]

Daily Journal For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the football season as the nation’s No. 1-ranked juco team. The Lions enter this fall having won 52 of their last 55 games spanning back to 2011, including separate winning streaks of 25 and 20 consecutive games […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Northeast Tigers head coach Greg Davis is acutely aware that Sept. 1 will be here fast, which is the 2016 season opener with Pearl River. But fast is not a bad thing, as Davis is looking for the Tigers to be fast – and think fast – in […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Sean Cannon and Greg Davis certainly have been envious of all the high schools in the state the last six days – those schools have been practicing football. Now the light shines on the helmets of Cannon’s Itawamba Indians and the Northeast Tigers led by Davis, as the […]

Nation’s best The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) has produced four of the last five national champion teams, including Northwest Mississippi in 2015 and East Mississippi in 2011 and 2013-14. It’s a tough annual task for Itawamba and Northeast to get themselves in the mix. Doc Ock Itawamba CC sophomore Octavius Matthews, […]

Daily Journal Kossuth baseball standout Jacob Wilcher has signed a national letter of intent play at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Wilcher, an outfielder, signed in November with Ole Miss. “I’ve been visiting a lot of schools and it finally feels good to get it off my chest,” Wilcher said. “The coaches are doing great things. […]

Daily Journal FULTON – Former Washington State quarterback Peyton Bender has officially transferred to Itawamba Community College according to ICC coach Sean Cannon. Bender, a redshirt freshman, completed 53-of-91 passes for 498 yards and three touchdowns in five games last season. He got his first start of the season at Washington in the Apple Cup […]