Northeast (5-4, 4-2 in North Division) finished in a tie for the North Division runner-up spot claiming the Tigers fifth division runner-up finish in school history and first since the 1987 season when a Johnny Plummer squad finished 6-4-1 and 4-1-1 in division.
For their efforts, four members of the 2010 team have been selected to play in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Football Classic on Saturday, December 4 in Booneville.
Steve Smith, a 6-0 190-pound defensive back from Jackson; Jaquise Cook, a 5-9 205-pound running back from Ripley; Trey Pegues, a 5-10 205-pound linebacker from Oxford and Cody Woodiel, a 6-4 245-pound tight end from Hernando will don the black and gold one last time at Tiger Stadium as part of the 33-man North All-Stars.
Smith appeared in eight games for the Tigers recording two tackles and two assists for Northeast from his defensive back position.
Pegues was third on the team in sacks on the year with a pair for minus-13 yards and registered 48 tackles for the Tigers. Pegues had 32 solo stops for the Tigers and assisted on 16 tackles for Northeast during the year.
During the year, Smith and Pegues helped led a Northeast defense that limited opponents to 288 yards per game and came away with 16 takeaways on the year.
On the offensive side of the ball, Cook averaged 91.56 yards per game on the ground for the Tigers while amassing 824 markers on just 185 attempts. Cook also led the Tigers in scoring with 10 touchdowns on the season and hauled in 12 receptions for 108 yards through the air.
Woodiel, who helped open holes for the Northeast ground attack, proved to be multi- versatile for the Tigers. When not providing a hole for the Northeast running game, Woodiel grabbed a pair of passes for the Tigers including a 32-yarder on a fake punt attempt against Southwest Mississippi during the second week of the year.
Cook and Woodiel helped the Northeast offense amass over 2,500 yards of total offense on the year while tallying 1,136 on the ground and scoring 20 rushing touchdowns.
The MACJC All-Star Classic has been a springboard from community college to the next level of football. Numerous athletes from past all-star classics have gone on to sign scholarships to Football Bowl Subdivision (former the NCAA’s Division I) schools.
All the action can be heard on webcast by logging on to http://www.teamline.cc/teampage?teamcode=1452