Trojans fall to Northwest in game four

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.

23 Sep 2016

Moorhead native holds book signing

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.

22 Sep 2016

Health science workshops offered

The Health Sciences Division is offering workshops this fall!  For more information or to register please contact the Health Sciences Navigator Shelia Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (662) 246-6292/6512.

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19 Sep 2016

Co-Lin forfeits, MDCC improves to 1-1

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.

15 Sep 2016

Hill credits MDCC for career path choice.

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.”

14 Sep 2016

Delta FIT holds first health and wellness challenge

Delta FIT is hosting Paint the School Red day this Thursday, September 8.  Everyone is asked to wear red to support MDCC in our first step to a health and wellness lifestyle change on campus. 

Schedule of Events - Sept. 8
  • 10:30 am  -  Healthy food samples on the FIT and PHAT (Promoting Healthy Activities Together) food cart in front of the Horton Building.
  • 2:30 pm  -  Delta Walk - first school wellness challenge begins. Employees and students are to gather in front of the future home of Delta FIT (Horton Annex).  Bring your walking shoes and your pedometer. A prize drawing will be held for all participants that complete the route on Thursday.
  • 4:00 pm  -  Rock the Blender Bike for Thirsty Thursday. Come make your own healthy smoothie in the Vandiver Student Union!

Click here for additional details about the first Delta FIT Health and Wellness Challenge.

For more information, please contact Delta FIT Director Leigh Lovelace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

05 Sep 2016