POPLARVILLE --- Thursday’s Pearl River versus East Mississippi season football opener has the makings of primetime Hollywood drama as new Wildcat head coach William Jones debuts against his former team and boss Buddy Stephens’ eighth-ranked Lion squad.
JACKSON --- The Mississippi Association of Colleges and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and Stockyard Productions, LLC (www.jucoweekly.org) have partnered with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to televise a 30-minute weekly football program ‘Inside Mississippi Juco Football,’ spotlighting the state’s 14 Juco football programs.
‘Inside Mississippi Juco Football’ will televise 12 half-hour programs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 4 and concluding Dec. 4.
POPLARVILLE --- Five MACJC football powers were ranked in the NJCAA’s 2013 preseason Top 20 poll released Tuesday.
Leading the way is perennial powerhouse Mississippi Gulf Coast with the nation’s No. 1 ranking, followed by East Mississippi at No. 8, reigning MACJC champion Copiah-Lincoln at No. 9, Hinds at No. 15, and Itawamba at No. 16.
POPLARVILLE --- Some 90 prospects are amidst preseason football drills here at Pearl River Community College with aspirations of suiting up for the Wildcats in their 2013 season opener at home against nationally-ranked East Mississippi on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Preseason practice kicked off Monday --- a week before the start of the 2012-2014 school year --- with a daily practice and walk-through sesson set through Saturday.