ICC freshman running back Devin Bush carries a Co-Lin defender through the hole during ICC's season opener in Fulton on Thursday night. (Lee Adams/ICC)

Tough to swallow: Indians can’t get traction in second half

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal FULTON – Co-Lin came to town ranked No. 7 nationally, but likely left feeling more like it was No. 107. The...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – Knowing how to win should be considered a learned experience, and the Northeast Tigers have been behind the curve for a period of time. The hard knocks of classroom work beat down the Tigers on Thursday night in their season opener, as three crucial second half […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The shoes are polished, decals in place on the helmets, uniforms hanging and waiting in lockers. All that remains to do for the Itawamba Community College football team is have the whistle blow to begin the 2015 season, at 7 p.m. today against No. 7-ranked Copiah-Lincoln “We’ve talked […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Greg Davis has truly appreciated the attitude and effort of the Northeast Community College football team in practice the past several weeks. But enough practice, Davis and the Tigers want to see their efforts result in points on a scoreboard and a victory in the win column. The […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Northeast and Itawamba community colleges will open their football seasons tonight at home against nationally ranked foes. The Northeast Tigers host will No. 9 Gulf Coast with the kickoff at 6:30 p.m., and the Itawamba Indians entertain No. 7 Copiah-Lincoln with kickoff at 7 p.m. “Sunday night was […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College held its annual football media day on Thursday and first-year coach Greg Davis said he likes what he’s seen so far. “Right now the guys are buying into everything we are preaching as a coaching staff,” said Davis, Northeast’s offensive coordinator in 2014. “They’re […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal FULTON – Kwadra Griggs and D’Andre Belton were friendly rivals and teammates last season as quarterbacks for Itawamba Community College. Belton, a 5-foot-10, 185-pounder from Ridgeway, S.C., started the year at QB, but suffered a shoulder injury in the first game. That allowed Griggs, a 6-3, 235 Greenwood native, to […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal One week before a season-opening football game, it starts getting serious for players and coaches. For the Northeast Community College Tigers, who today are one week away from hosting their season opener against Gulf Coast, it is seriously physical. “We’re having very physical practices,” said first year head […]

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ICC head coach Sean Cannon looks on while receiver DeAndre Wansley runs through a drill in fall camp.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal It’s just two weeks until the start of the 2015 Mississippi junior college football season. In the case of Itawamba Community College, an Aug. 27 kickoff hosting Copiah-Lincoln looms, and head coach Sean Cannon is focusing his squad toward that day on the calendar. “We’re really pushing them […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Diamante Pounds is recovering today from a concussion he suffered on Monday during football practice. Pounds, who rushed for 3,894 career yards and scored 44 touchdowns playing for Saltillo High School, was taken from Scooba to Meridian’s Anderson Regional Medical Center after his […]