Defense led by Grayer and Stanley not enough to fend off Lions

SCOOBA – The Trojan defense racked up 38 tackles (unofficial stats) on the night, but it was not enough to push past the Lions of East Mississippi Community College as MDCC lost 73-7 Thursday night to move to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in division play.

MDCC won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The opening possession for the Lions was a six-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard touch down run by Isaiah Wright for EMCC to take a swift 7-0 lead with 13:26 left in the first quarter.

Freshmen quarterback Guy Myers would get his first career start under center Thursday night for the Trojans. His opening drive at the helm resulted in a Trojan punt after a run for a 1-yard loss and two incomplete passes.

Myers in combination with sophomore Ja’Bril Haymon, would be a key duo for MDCC’s offense. Haymon carried the ball seven times for 34 yards, had a 30-yard kickoff return and scored the lone touch down in the game for the Trojans.

Freshmen Terrance Grayer (three tackles, three assists, one play broken up) and Jalen Stanley (two tackles, two assists, two plays broken up) led the defense for the Trojans. Bennie Higgins also had a notable night with one tackle, three assists and one sack.

MDCC plays host to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Jim Randall Stadium in Moorhead.

01 Oct 2016

Homecoming Court announced

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Mississippi Delta is proud to announce its 2016 Homecoming Court. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by their peers.

Pictured from left are Mollie Simpson, of Greenville, Jaden Nichols, of Greenville, Daraneisha Thompson, of Greenville, Sasha Harris, of Greenwood, Allyson Barber, of Greenville, Briana Knox, of Vicksburg, Quaneisha Pratt, of Houston, and Kiviyon Jones, of Greenville.

The queen will be crowned Wednesday, Oct. 26 during the Homecoming Assembly at 10:30 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.

29 Sep 2016

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