By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Time to put Week 1 in the rear-view mirror. Advice Itawamba Indians head coach Sean Cannon hopes his football team takes, and takes quickly. That swift change of focus is needed by the Indians, who host their second game of the season today against the Jones County Bobcats, […]

Top-ranked East Mississippi Community College, a three-time national junior college football champion, will visit fourth-ranked Copiah-Lincoln tonight in the biggest junior college game in the nation this week. The rematch of last year’s state championship game kicks off at 7 p.m. Both teams are 1-0. East Mississippi has won 25 games in a row, dating […]

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)

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 visiting Wolves needed a fourth-quarter interception and four field goals by freshman kicker Greg Nickles to escape Eaton Field with a 26-14 season-opening MACJC win against Itawamba Community College. […]

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 […]