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College football legend visits CCC

More than 80 youths age 6-13 attended this a youth football camp the week of July 23, 2018 at Coahoma Community College and met former Oklahoma player Marcus Dupree.  A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Dupree was a second-team All American with 224 carries, 1789 yards and 15 touchdowns while playing for the Sooners.  His mother is also a graduate of Coahoma Community College.

Dupree was featured in the ESPN docuseries “30 for 30”: ‘The Best That Never Was.’ and told campers to "make the right choices and be patient in the process. You have to be disciplined throughout life. If you don’t have discipline, you can’t make it.”

It was the first of many football camps that the Fatherhood Program of Families First Mississippi and Coach Marcus Dent plan to put on at Coahoma Community College.

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Three of Coahoma County's football teams to open on the road

High school football season begins Friday, August 17th with only one Coahoma County team playing at home.

Coahoma Early College welcomes Hollandale’s Simmons High at 7PM and coach Jeremiah Brassell hopes his Tigers can bounce back from last year’s one-win season.

Coach Mario Lane arrives from Ruleville to take over a Coahoma County team that only won two games last year.  His Red Panthers kick off their season at North Panola in Sardis.

Lee Academy travels to Holly Springs to play Marshall Academy, a team that the Colts beat 22-7 here last year.

Finally, Clarksdale returns to Vicksburg to play in the Red Carpet Bowl for the second year in a row.  Oxford meets Warren Central in the first game and the Wildcats will face Vicksburg in the nightcap.

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High school football season begins August 17

 

For the second year in a row, Clarksdale will begin their football season in Vicksburg.  The Wildcats meet the Vicksburg Gators in the second game of the 2018 Red Carpet Bowl on August 17, following the Oxford Chargers-Warren Central Vikings game.  Clarksdale's first home game will be August 31 when they host Tupelo.

 

Lee Academy also begins their season on the road, playing Marshall Academy at Holly Springs.  The Colts host Magnolia Heights the following week.

 

Again this season all of Clarksdale high's games will be heard live on 97.5 WROX and AM 1450, and all Lee games will be carried on a live video stream at WROXRadio.com (on any dates that Lee is playing and Clarksdale is inactive, the Colt game will also be broadcast on 97.5 FM and AM 1450) and pre-game coverage for all games will begin 25 minutes before kickoff. 

 

Here are the full schedules for both teams (home teams in CAPS):

 

FRIDAY 8/17 - Lee at MARSHALL ACADEMY, Clarksdale at VICKSBURG

FRIDAY 8/24 - Magnolia Heights at LEE, Clarksdale at GREENVILLE

FRIDAY 8/31 - North Delta at LEE, Tupelo at CLARKSDALE

FRIDAY 9/7 - Lee at LEE (MARIANNA, ARKANSAS), South Panola at CLARKSDALE

FRIDAY 9/14 - Lee at BAYOU, Clarksdale at CLEVELAND CENTRAL

FRIDAY 9/21 - Lee at WASHINGTON, Clarksdale at SHANNON

FRIDAY 9/28 - Clarksdale at YAZOO CITY

THURSDAY 10/11 - Gentry at CLARKSDALE

FRIDAY 10/12 - Kirk at LEE ACADEMY

FRIDAY 10/19 - Rosa Fort at CLARKSDALE, Lee at INDIANOLA

FRIDAY 10/26 - Clarksdale at GREENWOOD, Tunica at LEE

 

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New head football coach at Coahoma County

Mario Lane has been named head football coach at Coahoma County High School, where he also will teach health and P-E.  Lane comes from Ruleville Central High School where his team last season reached the second round of the state 3A playoffs; he succeeds Malcolm Jones who spent one season as coach of the Red Panthers.  Coahoma County is scheduled to open their 2018 football season at home on August 17th against North Panola.

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Coahoma County dominates Bay Springs to win second state 2A championship

Marquise Percy played more minutes than anyone else and had 12 points as the Coahoma County Red Panthers defeated Bay Springs 62-46 to win their second straight state 2A basketball championship Friday at Jackson State.  County never trailed and held a double-digit lead throughout the game.  Junior Markevius Phillips had 16 points, freshman Jai'sheldon Yates had 14 points and 12 rebounds and sophomore Bentavious Galmore added 10 points and six rebounds with four assists and four steals to power the win. Three Panthers will graduate this year but the core of the team will return next season.

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Ingomar girls send Coahoma County home; boys will play for back-to-back championships

The Coahoma County girls' 2018 basketball season ended the same as 2017, with a loss to Ingomar in the state 2A basketball tournament in Jackson on Tuesday.  The Falcons 68-45 win eliminated County; the girls finish with a season record of 28 wins and 5 losses.  The defending state champion boys defeated Leflore County 49-42 and will face Bay Springs on Friday in the title game.

 

 

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CCC basketball season ends in Moorhead

Both basketball teams from Coahoma Community College lost Thursday night at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead.  The Tiger men fell 89-77 to the Trojans and finish the season with 3 wins and 20 losses while the Lady Trojans outgunned CCC 87-77, giving Coahoma a 2 win 20 loss season.  Nine men and six women will return for the 2018-19 season at Coahoma Community College.

 

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Wildcat boys, girls eliminated from playoffs

The Clarksdale Wildcat varsity basketball teams have been eliminated from the state 4A playoffs.  The Lady Wildcats finish the season with 22 wins and 7 losses after falling 77-52 to Louisville on Friday, February 23.  The boys were defeated by Noxubee County on Saturday, February 24 by a 52-40 final score.

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Colts basketball season ends

Lee Academy's boys lost 70-47 to Jackson's Hillcrest Christian on Tuesday February 20 in the State AAA basketball tournament.  The Colts finish the season with an overall record of 16-and-10.

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Terrence Humphrey wins Hoss Bennett award

Clarksdale High senior Terrence Humphrey received a $1000 scholarship as the 19th winner of the Clarksdale Exchange Club's annual Ronald "Hoss" Bennett award on February 8th.  A true student-athlete, Humphrey maintains a 3.2 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.  He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Wildcat football team and will play as a defensive back at Pearl River Community College in the fall. 

 

 

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