Trojans fall to Northwest in game four

  • Friday, 23 September 2016 07:19

MOORHEAD – Mississippi Delta hosted Northwest Mississippi Community College at Jim Randall Stadium Thursday night in what turned into to a competitive ballgame. The Trojans lost the decision 38-7 to fall to 1-3 (0-2) on the year.

The first quarter brought out the toughness is both teams’ defense. MDCC held Northwest to a field goal and forced two interceptions. They also held the Rangers to 63 rushing yards and 38 yards through the air during the quarter.

MDCC’s freshman quarterback Austin Guy had 38 passing yards while four Trojan ball carriers tallied 21 rushing yards for the first quarter. Drake McCarter had the lone Northwest field goal for 34 yards with 6:08 left in the quarter.

In the second quarter, the Rangers turned up the offense scoring 21 unanswered points. Redshirt sophomore running back Tywun Walters carried two touchdowns in while sophomore wide receiver Darius Thomas caught an 8-yard pass to add to the lead. McCarter was perfect with extra point kicks on the night as well.

Mississippi Delta trailed 24-0 at the break, but managed to get on the board in the third quarter. With 13:00 minutes left to play in the quarter, sophomore Ja’Bril Haymon had a 5-yard touchdown run to break the shutout. Place kicker Steven Collins nailed the extra point attempt to make the score 24-7.

Northwest would add 14 more points in the third quarter to take a 38-7 lead. Neither team would score in the fourth quarter.

On the night, Austin Guy led MDCC offensively in rushing with 78 yards on seven carries (averaging 11.1 per carry) and passing with 90 yards going 8 for 24 with one interception. His longest rush for the night was 64 yards.

Haymon had big night with 32 rushing yards on eight carries including one touchdown and racking up 20 receiving yards. His longest carry on the night was for 19 yards.

Punter LaDaveon Smith took the field eight times tonight in that role and averaged 36 yards per punt totaling 288 on the night. His longest was for 44 yards.

Defensively, the Trojans were lead by Corey Jones, Terrance Grayer, Derontavious Travis and Terrance Harris. Jones and Grayer reached double digits in tackles with 13 and 11 respectfully. Travis and Harris each had six tackles. Harris also had one sack and two of his tackles were for a loss.

Mississippi Delta travels to Scooba on Sept. 29 to face No. 11 East Mississippi Community College who holds a record of 3-1 (2-0) on the season.

Moorhead native holds book signing

  • Thursday, 22 September 2016 16:58

Moorhead native and MDCC alumnus Ricky Nobile invites you to attend a book signing highlighting his new book titled “Home Grown, Home Drawn! 45 Years of Mississippi Editorial Cartoons” on Sept. 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moorhead Depot.

Nobile will have books available to purchase for $20 and The Blue Biscuit is providing appetizers and soft drinks.

For over 40 years, Nobile has sketched editorial cartoons depicting Mississippi politics. His work has been published in more than 35 newspapers, and he is currently the editorial cartoonist for the The Mississippi Business Journal.

Co-Lin forfeits, MDCC improves to 1-1

  • Thursday, 15 September 2016 17:17

MOORHEAD - Mississippi Delta was informed Wednesday that it will receive the win from the Copiah-Lincoln Community College game played on Sept. 1 due to Co-Lin playing with an ineligible player.

The forfeit was the sanction handed down by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Co-Lin self-reported the error with its player and MDCC was notified by the NJCAA about the issue and the ruling.

The forfeit gives the No. 3 ranked Wolves (1-1) its first lost on the season and gives MDCC (1-1) its first win.

The Trojans travel to Goodman Thursday night to compete against Holmes Community College (2-0) in its first division game of the season.

Freshman quarterback Austin Guy leads the team in passing yards with 75 going 9 for 34 in the first two games. Malcolm Shirley leads the team in rushing yards with 37 on 16 carries.

On defense, look for a host of Trojans to be in on tackles with DaMonta Kidd and Bennie Higgins leading the way.

For updates of tonight’s game, follow MDCC Athletics on Twitter.

Hill credits MDCC for career path choice.

  • Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:55

More often than not, students enter college not knowing what they want to do in life or what career path to choose.

This was true for now sophomore Walt Hill. The Indianola native started the fall of 2015 at Mississippi Delta enrolled in the Computer Networking Program.

He found his niche in the spring of 2016 when he began taking core classes. Hill was taking a photography course under instructor Josh Vincent on the Moorhead campus when he realized he was pretty good at it, and it was something he wanted to do full-time.

He is on track to gradate May 2017 with his associate’s degree and will continue his education at Mississippi State University to pursue an art degree with a concentration in photography. His career goals are to one day open his own photography company.

Hill is also the filmer for the MDCC football team and says his experiences on the field and in the classroom have helped him make the correct career choice and prepared him for the next step.

“MDCC has helped me learn how to study and filming with the football team has taught me responsibility,” says Hill. “This school is a great place to get your core classes because the instructors are very nice and helpful.”

Trojans drop season opener to Co-Lin

  • Saturday, 03 September 2016 00:38

WESSON – Mississippi Delta Community College played hard Thursday night in its season opener against the No. 7 Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College (1-0, 0-0), but moved to 0-1 (0-0) on the year after a 44-0 loss.

Co-Lin received the first possession of the ballgame from an MDCC kickoff and quickly turned it into a scoring drive. Ladarious Galloway, an Indianola native, drove the ball up the middle to put six on the board for the Wolves. Griffin Sublett’s extra point was good to make it a 7-0 affair with 12:30 left in the first quarter.

The Trojans first two plays from scrimmage ended with an incomplete pass and a quarterback sack for a loss that pushed MDCC back to their own two-yard line. Their third down play ended with a Co-Lin safety improving their lead to 9-0 with 11:35 left in the first quarter.

MDCC could not get the ball in the end zone in the fist half and went to the locker room with Co-Lin leading 37-0 at halftime.

The Trojan defense made a loud stand with less than 13 minutes left to play in the third quarter with back-to-back quarterback sacks by freshman linebackers Kameria McClendon and Terrance Harris for a loss in yards.

Those back-to-back sacks and a third down play for no gain forced Co-Lin to punt near the 11 minute mark of the third quarter.

Freshman quarterback Austin Guy from Natchitoches, La. led the Trojans offensively going 6-for-19 for 41 passing yards.

Freshman punter LaDaveon Smith had a productive night unofficially averaging 25 yards a punt with a 53 yarder in the second quarter.

Mississippi Delta will host Jones County Junior College at Jim Randall Stadium Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. for its first home game of the season.

Webster named VP of Instruction

  • Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:47

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When Teresa Webster entered her freshman year of college at Mississippi Delta, she knew she wanted to teach. She liked her high school business courses so she decided at the urging of her brother to combine the two loves and majored in business education. From then on she never looked back.

After finishing her bachelor’s degree, Webster taught for over four years at Southern Baptist Educational Center (SBEC) in Olive Branch.

In 1991, she came back to MDCC as a Career and Technical instructor and also started pursing a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision with emphasis in Computer Information Systems. After completing her master’s, she began teaching academic computer classes.

Webster just wrapped up her 25th year as an instructor here. She begins her 26th year with a new title – Vice President of Instruction. She is filling the shoes of Carol Walden who retired this summer.

“Carol really prepared me and because I have been here so long I’m very familiar with all of the processes,” says Webster.

A large part of the job is advising and making sure students are taking the correct classes, whether online or in the classroom, and that they have enough hours.

E-learning has become a large part of how students attend college and having served as eLearning Coordinator for four years, Webster sees it as a way to accommodate students with a busy life schedule.

“E-learning is just a wonderful opportunity for those who are working full-time, and it’s an opportunity to catch those who have slipped through the cracks,” says Webster.

“It allows them to get the education they have maybe always wanted, and it allows them to do it in their own time.”

Along with the new title comes a new level of stress, but Webster has a few hobbies to combat it. She enjoys cooking, sewing, playing the piano, and competitive pistol shooting. It’s something her and her husband have enjoyed doing together in the past and do mostly for fun now.

Two of the biggest issues Webster intends to work to solve are retention and to make sure people understand the college is here to serve everyone.

“I want to see anybody succeed who wants to succeed, says Webster.

“I want to be there for them and I want our faculty to be there for them. I think we are all on board with that.”

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