The No. 6 ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers lived up to their lofty ranking by spoiling East Central Community College’s Homecoming with a 38-0 win over the Warriors in a non-division football game Oct.
What started out bad for Newton on Thursday night just got worse against Bay Springs.
The Tigers opened with a bad snap to the punter on their first series that led to a touchdown, and things just got worse from there, as Bay Springs ran roughshod over the Newton defense in a 47-20 non-division win.
The good thing about this week’s Union and Newton game is that somebody is going to come away with a win.
Newton enters the game with a 5-3 record and has lost three straight games to Scott Central, Philadelphia and Bay Springs.
Newton County had one of its best rushing nights of the year but Northeast Lauderdale was too strong as the Trojans built a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 42-7 win over the Cougars on Friday night.
For Newton County coach Gene Mitchell, it was more of the same the Cougars fell to 1-8 on the season and 0-3 in 5-4A play.
Philadelphia proved that they were the No. 1 team in Class 2A, as they defeated Union 56-6 Thursday night.
However, Union also got on the scoreboard for the first time since a 22-20 win over Noxapater on Sept. 1. Dustin Wellborn’s recovery of a Philadelphia fumble set up the drive.
East Central Community College put a scare in the No. 7 team in the nation before the Hinds Community College Eagles pulled away in the second half for a 34-17 win Thursday, Oct. 12, at Joe Renfroe Stadium in Raymond.
JACKSON – On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Hickory native D. Michael Hurst Jr. was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson. Hurst was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on June 29 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Oct. 3.