The Rundown

Coahoma County boys, girls both 6-1

Heading into their first district game next week the defending 2A state boys basketball champion Coahoma County Red Panthers are off to a 6-and-1 start.  Since losing a month ago at Horn Lake by 2 points in overtime, coach Derrick Moore’s team has won five straight.  Junior Bentavious Galmore leads all scorers with 13 points per game; he also averages 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals per game.   The Red Panthers will host Leland on Friday, December 14th.  Coahoma County’s girls are also 6-and-1; they will also play Leland on the 14th before the boys varsity game.

 

 

 

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High school basketball season begins

Defending 2A state champion Coahoma County, West Bolivar and Palmer will participate in the Clarksdale tournament this week at Clarksdale high school.  The Red Panthers have two games under their belt, a 63-40 win over Shelby’s North Side High and a 67-65 overtime loss at Horn Lake.  Clarksdale’s Wildcats lost 86-71 to Coahoma Early College; in addition to the win over Clarksdale, the Tigers are 3-0 with wins at Leflore County and Simmons.  Coahoma Early College will host West Tallahatchie on Tuesday before hosting the Coahoma County tournament with Clarksdale, County and Leflore County next week.

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Wildcats exit football playoffs with second round road loss

A 59-0 defeat in Louisville Friday night ended Clarksdale’s sixth straight run in the state football playoffs.  Louisville won the pregame coin toss and dominated every aspect of the game as Clarksdale only managed five first downs.  Louisville held the football for 30 of the game’s 48 minutes and racked up 455 yards of total offense to Clarksdale’s 113.  The Wildcats finish the season with 7 wins and 5 losses.  Sophomore quarterback Tamera Allen saw action late in the game; he is projected to start for Clarksdale next season after Cameron Matthews graduates.

 

 

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Wildcats win, advance in 4A playoffs

Senior quarterback Cameron Matthews ran for three touchdowns to lead the Clarksdale Wildcats to victory Friday night over Itawamba Agricultural at Crumpton Field.  The Indians led 10-6 at halftime but the Wildcats rallied in the second half to win 21-16.  The game was delayed about 30 minutes at the start of the secondf quarter when an Itawamba coach collapsed on the sidelines.  Clarksdale senior running back Trejan Latham  sustained an injury to his right arm and and also left the game in the fourth quarter.  Clarksdale advances to the second round of the 4A playoffs and will travel to Louisville next Friday night.

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Red Panthers one and done in 2A playoffs

Football season ended Friday night for Coahoma County as the Red Panthers lost 47-0 at Eupora. It was County's first playoff game since 2016 and the Red Panthers were 3-9 under first year coach Mario Lane.

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CCC begins basketball season tonight

Coahoma Community College welcomes five returning men from last season’s basketball team including Dequan Morris who led the Tigers with 10 points and four rebounds per game last season.   CCC opens the season against South Arkansas Tech in the Rockets Tip-Off Classic at Camden, Arkansas tonight and will play Arkansas Baptist tomorrow.  The men’s first home game will be against Faith Prep Academy on Monday, November 5, in the Pinnacle.  Coahoma’s Lady Tigers also have five returning players including Walneika Holmes who averaged 21 points per game last season.  The women are also in the Rockets Tip-Off Classic, battling South Arkansas University Tech tonight and Arkansas Baptist tomorrow.

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Clarksdale loses to Greenwood in overtime

The Greenwood Bulldogs won their sixth straight district championship Friday night, defeating the Clarksdale Wildcats 21-14 in overtime.  Greenwood scored on their opening possession wiht a 70 yard touchdown pass, but Clarksdale immediately answered and scored on successive possesions to take a 14-7 lead by halftime.  Senior quarterback Cameron Matthews scored all of Clarksdale's points with two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.  The Bulldogs tied the score with 8 minutes left to play and scored on the first play of overtime to take a 21-14 lead while the Wildcats were unable to score in overtime.  Clarksdale will host a first-round playoff game next Friday against Itawamba Agricultural, the number 3 seed from region 2.

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Lee Colts exit playoffs in first round, falling at Heritage Academy

Lee Academy's football season ended in Columbus Friday night as the Colts lost 41-6 at Heritage Academy.  The Patriots dominated all night, putting 34 points on the scoreboard before Lee could answer.  It was the Colts second straight MAIS playoff appearance under head coach Rick Johnston and their second straight elimination in a first-round road game.

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Season ends for Coahoma Early College football team

The football season ended for Coahoma Early College at Independence on Thursday.  The Wildcats held the Tigers scoreless in the second and third quarters en route to a 47-12 loss.  Coahoma Early College has shown improvement in three seasons under head coach Jeremiah Brassell, going from a winless season in 2016 to one win last year to winning 4 of their first six games this season before losing five straight against division opponents.

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Coahoma County makes 2A football playoffs

The Coahoma County Red Panthers are playoff bound after beating West Tallahatchie 20-14 on Thursday and will travel to Eupora for their first-round 2A playoff game.  This is the second time in four years that three out of Coahoma County’s four hgih school teams have made the playoffs; it happened last in 2015 when Lee lost in the first round at Starkville Academy, Clarksdale lost in the first round to Grenada and Aggie lost in the first round to South Delta.  County went 0-4 in district games and missed the playoffs that year but returned to the post-season in 2016.

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Coahoma Community College finishes season without a win

It’s been another season of frustration for Coahoma Community College ending with a 27-14 loss to Holmes Community College at James Miller Stadium on Thursday.  CCC finishes the season 0-and-9; their last win was almost exactly one year ago, on October 28, 2017 over Mississippi Delta.  The Tigers have won just three games in three seasons under head football coach Steven Miller.

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Coahoma Community College hopes to finish season with a win tonight

It has been a long and hard season for Coahoma Community College,losing 7 straight games.  The Tigers had 128 yards of total offense in a 47-0 loss at East Mississippi last week and will face Holmes Community College tonight at James E. Miller stadium.  The Bulldogs (4-4 2-3 in MACJC North) have an aggressive running game that averages 275 yards each game.  Kickoff will be at 6:30PM; it’s Sophomore Night and 15 graduating sophomores of the team will be recognized.

 

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Coahoma Early College needs a win and help to make playoffs

Coahoma Early College lost their fourth straight Friday night, falling 12-8 at Holly Springs.  Juniors Willie Eagins and Demarco Williams played despite being hurt in last week's loss to Water Valley, but freshman lineman Joe Gibbs suffered a broken arm in the first quarter and coach Jeremiah Brassell says injuries have been a factor in his team's performance this season.  The Tigers still have a chance to make the playoffs but only if they win their final regular season game at Independence this week AND Palmer beats Holly Springs.  Independence and Holly springs are currently tied for the fourth playoff spot in 3A region 2.  

 

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Coahoma County one win away from the playoffs

Senior receiver Markevious Phillips had two touchdowns as Coahoma County defeated West Bolivar 31-7 on Friday.  And after missing the post-season last year, the Red Panthers control their own destiny; a win overt West Tallahatchie in the final regular season game would give the Red Panthers the fourth seed from region 3 in this year’s 2A playoffs. 

 

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Clarksdale wins, will play for district championship next week

The Clarksdale Wildcats defeated Rosa Fort 34-12 Friday night at Crumpton Field.  The Lions scored first and breifly led 6-0 before the Wildcats took control  of the game.  Clarksdale unofficially had over 400 yards of total offense; senior quarterback Cameron Matthews had two touchdowns and a pick 6 in the fourth quarter by senior safety Marquevious Williams put the nail in Rosa Fort's coffin.  Next Friday's game at Greenwood will determine the division champion; both teams are 3-0 in division play and both will host first-round 4A playoff games on November 2nd.

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Lee falls at Indianola

Even though Lee fell 40-20 at Indianola Academy on Friday the Colts have made the MAIS playoffs for the second year in a row.  The Colts travel to Columbus to face Heritage Academy Friday night; the Patriots hve won five in a row since losing to Greenwood's Pillow Academy on September 14th.

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Winless Coahoma to face undefeated East Mississippi Community College tonight

Coahoma Community College had 368 yards of total offense including 230 passing yards and 138 rushing yards in last week’s 35-24 loss to Northwest Mississippi.  Tonight the Tigers visit East Mississippi, a team that relies on the rush and averages 150 yards a game.  Head football coach Steven Miller is proud of Coahoma’s effort last week and hopes his team brings that same effort against the top team in the nation.  Kickoff is set for 7PM in Scooba, Mississippi.

 

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Coahoma Early College has playoff hopes despite third straight loss

Coahoma Early College head football coach Jeremiah Brassell says the game got away from his team in the second quarter Friday night as Water Valley scored 30 unanswered points and added 11 more in the second half to win 41-0.  Brassell says an ineffective offensive line, plus injuries to quarterback Willie Eagins and cornerback Demarco Williams, were factors in to the Tigers third straight loss; they have been outscored 153-12 by division opponents but still have a chance to make the state 3A playoffs by winning their next two games, at Holly Springs on Friday night and at Independence on October 26th. 

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Lee Colts win, qualify for playoffs

The Lee Colts scored in every quarter and defeated the Kirk Academy Raiders on Friday night.  Fourth string quarterback Hays Clegg kept the ball on the ground for much of the game but connected on six passes to lead the Colt offense; after spending several weeks on the injured list Crawford Allen returned to the lineup and helped Lee shut Kirk out for the fourth straight week.  Junior Michael Basha scored on four of five extra point attempts in the 34-0 win as Lee qualifies for the playoffs for the second year in a row.  The Colts finish the regular season at Indianola next Friday night.

 

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Wildcats win, earn sixth straight playoff berth

Senior quarterback Cameron Matthews had 3 touchdowns as Clarksdale defeated Gentry 56-14 Thursday night at Crumpton Field.  The Rams defense ran two fumbles back for touchdowns in the first half but the offense only had three first downs in the entire contest.  With the victory Clarksdale punches their ticket to the state football playoffs for the sixth consecutive year; the Wildcats will celebrate homecoming next Friday as Tunica’s Rosa Fort High School comes to town and will close the regular season at Greenwood on October 26th.

 

 

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Lee Colts ready for Kirk Friday

The Lee Colts were grateful for an off week which allowed some of their injured players to recover.  Crawford Allen, Tripp Dulaney and Jackson Young may appear in Friday’s game but fourth-string quarterback Hayes Clegg will start as Brett Wilson, Evan Watts and Luke Crumpton remain on the injured list.

Kirk Academy has lost 6 straight and has been shut out three weeks in a row but the Raider team the Colts will face will likely have a large number of freshmen on the active roster.  It will be homecoming AND senior night at Colts Stadium; pregame coverage will begin at 6:35, video of the game will stream live at WROXRadio.com and audio of the game will be broadcast on 97.5 FM and AM 1450.

 

 

 

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Coahoma Early College faces another tough test this week

Injuries have taken a toll on the Coahoma Early College Tigers, but head football coach Jeremiah Brassell hopes some of his key players can return soon.  The team has shuffled personnel as all three running backs are banged up, although Chris Russell may be cleared to play Friday night.  He says the Tigers need to get healthy to finish the season, describing this part of their schedule as “murderer’s row”.  After blowout losses to North Panola and Palmer their opponent this week is the 7-and-1 Water Valley Blue Devils.  Brassell calls them a “power team” and expects them to run straight at Coahoma Early College when the two schools meet at James Miller Stadium on Friday at 7PM.

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Coahoma Early College loses two in a row

After losing 60-6 at Palmer last week, Coahoma Early College suffered another lopsided loss on Friday.  The Tigers fell 52-6 to North Panola, dropping to 4-and-4 overall.  Coahoma Early College will be looking for their first win over a division opponent when Water Valley comes to James Miller stadium next week.

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Clarksdale dominates Coahoma County

For the second week in a row the Clarksdale Wildcats returned the opening kickoff for a score and cruised to victory, defeating Coahoma County 49-14 on Friday night.  Junior running back Queston Skipper had three touchdowns and senior quarterback Cameron Matthews connected on 9 of 12 passes to lead the Wildcats; senior receiver Markevius Phillips caught two touchdown passes for the Red Panthers.  Clarksdale will face the Gentry Rams next Thursday at home while County goes to Leland next Friday night. 

 

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Coahoma Early College looking to get back on track this week

After suffering their worst loss of the season at Palmer in Marks last Friday, the Coahoma Early College Tigers hope to rebound when they host the North Panola Cougars tomorrow night at James Miller Stadium on the campus of Coahoma Community College.  North Panola is 5-and-1 overall and brings a three-game winning streak to tomorrow night’s game. 

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CCC Tigers reset, get ready for homecoming

A crowd of more than 10,000 fans is expected this weekend for homecoming at Coahoma Community College.  When CCC and Hinds Community College kick off at 2:30PM Saturday it will be the first meeting between the Tigers and Eagles since 2013, when Hinds defeated Coahoma 55-20 in Clarksdale.  Coahoma Head Coach Steven Miller is looking for growth from his team, which is without a win this season and coming off a heartbreaking 27-26 loss last week at Mississippi Delta.

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Lee Colts win on the road at Macon Road Baptist

Still missing six starters, the Lee Colts won 22-7 Friday night at Macon Road Baptist in Memphis.  It’s the second time in two years that Lee has defeated Macon Road Baptist; they also won last year’s game in Clarksdale 25-13.  The Colts, now 3-and-4 on the season, have a week off before facing Kirk at home on October 13th.  Backup quarterback Evan Watts is out for the season but coach Rick Johnston hopes his starter Brett Wilson can return for that game, as well as Crawford Allen, Owen Williams, Jackson Young and Tripp Dulaney.

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CCC drops a heartbreaker on the road

Coahoma Community College had a 6 point lead but a “Hail Mary” pass in the final four seconds gave the Mississippi Delta Trojans a 27-26 victory Thursday night in Moorhead.  The Tigers had 260 yards of total (142 rushing and 118 passing yards).  Quarterback Myron Norfleet led CCC with 15 of 33 passes for 118 yards, six carries for 45 yards and four touchdowns.  The Tigers will be looking for their first win of the season on Saturday, October 6th when they host Hinds Community College for homecoming; kickoff will be at 2:30PM at James E. Miller Stadium on the campus of Coahoma Community College.

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Clarksdale opens division play with a win at Yazoo City

With their offense and defense firing on all cylinders, the Clarksdale Wildcats defeated Yazoo City Friday night.  Junior running back Queston Skipper returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and Clarksdale never looked back, scoring a 46-24 win on the road.  Clarksdale is now 1-and-0 in division play and will face Coahoma County next Friday in a non-conference game at Crumpton Field, the first time in recent memory that the Wildcats and Red Panthers have met in football.

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Lee Colts hope to win on the road tonight

After a 41-0 loss to Washington last week, the Lee Colts hope to level their record at 3-and-3 tonight when they visit Macon Road Baptist in Memphis...but they’ll need to do it without six starters.  Crawford Allen, Jackson Young and Tripp Delaney will not play tonight and neither will tackle Owen Williamson.  Wide receiver Evan Watts is out for the season with a torn ACL and head coach Rick Johnston does not think quarterback Brett Wilson will play either.  He expects Macon Road Baptist to run and hopes his Colts are up to the task of stopping them.  The teams kick off at 7PM tonight and the live video stream of the game will be available at WROXRadio.com

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CCC Tigers looking for first win this week

Coming off a 49-28 loss to Itawamba, Coahoma Community College faces Mississippi Delta this week.  Both teams are without a win this season but the Tigers have beaten the Trojans three straight times including a 44-0 victory last year in Clarksdale.  Kickoff is set for 7PM Thursday, September 27th in Moorhead, Mississippi.

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Coahoma Early College ready for Palmer

Coahoma Early College Coach Jeremiah Brassell was glad to have junior running back Markevious Brown back Friday night at West Bolivar.  Brown had 33 carries for 183 yards, more than half of the Tigers rushing yards and will be expected contribute this week as well.  Junior quarterback Chris Russell, who has been out with a separated shoulder, could possibly return for this week’s game at Palmer as well.  Brassell calls Palmer a dangerous opponent; despite their three game losing streak the Dragons are big with a solid offensive line.  He credits his team's success this year to experience gained over the last two seasons.  Coahoma Early College visits Palmer in marks Friday night at 7 o'clock.

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Coahoma Early College wins on the road

Coahoma Early College defeated West Bolivar 20-18 Friday night in Rosedale.  The Tigers are now 4-and-2 and will open district play Friday night at Palmer High School in Marks.  

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Wildcats lose on the road to Shannon

The Shannon Red Raiders had nearly 400 yards of total offense and handed Clarksdale its third loss of the season Friday night in Shannon.  Despite an outstanding performance from junior Queston Skipper, including 74 yards of rushing and a touchdown, the Wildcat defense was unable to stop Shannon and fell 34-15.  Clarksdale begins division play next week at Yazoo City.

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Lee Colts shut out by Washington Academy

The Lee Colts lost 41-0 to the Washington Academy Generals Friday night.  Lee's record is 2-and-4; the Colts go to Memphis next week to play Macon Road Baptist School.

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Coahoma County falls to South Delta

After a win over Riverside last wek the Coahoma County Red Panthers lost 38-13 to South Delta at Crumpton Field Friday night.  The game was marred by the ejection of six County players following a sideline skirmish in the third quarter. One South Delta player was also tossed out.  Four of the six ejected Red Panthers were starters and all six, including receiver Markevious Phillips and running back Alshun Ross, will have to sit out Friday's district game at O'Bannon in Greenville.  County is now 1-and-5 on the season and first year coach Mario Lane says his team has a "long way to go".  

 

 

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CCC starts strong, Itawamba finishes stronger

Itawamba ended their losing streak and Coahoma Community College extended theirs as the Indians  outscored and outplayed the Tigers in a 49-28 football victory Thursday night at James E. Miller Stadium.  Coahoma led 14-7 at one point and one of their biggest offensive games of the season with 503 yards of total offense, 349 passing and 154 rushing.  CCC drops to 0-4 and will play Mississippi Delta next Thursday in Moorhead.

 

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CCC Tigers, Itawamba Indians both hope to end losing streaks

Coahoma and Itawamba Community College both hope to end their losing streaks tonight; the Tigers are 0-3 on the season and the Indians have lost two straight.  Itawamba outplayed the Tigers 30-14 last year and Coahoma has not tasted victory against Itawamba since 2013 when they defeated the Indians 47-41 in double overtime.  The teams kick off at 7PM tonight at James E. Miller Stadium; it will be Teacher Appreciation Night in honor of the instructors who have helped CCC’s student-athletes.

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Coahoma Early College looking for a win at West Bolivar

Coahoma Early College football coach Jeremiah Brassell hopes his team starts quicker this week at West Bolivar than they did last week against Rosa Fort.  The Tigers are still without quarterback Chris Russell and running back Malik Burnett will be out for six weeks with a concussion so the offensive load will be carried by wide receiver Thomas Williams Jr. and backup quarterback Willie Eagins. Coach Brassell says the Eagles look fast but are young and haven’t scored a touchdown in five games, a trend that he hopes will continue when the Tigers play at to Rosedale Friday night at 7.

 

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Coahoma County scores first win of the season

After losing four straight, Coahoma County won their first game of the football season by defeating Avon's Riverside High 25-19 Friday night at Crumpton Field.  The Red Panthers clinched the victory with a passing touchdown in the final minute of the game and are now 1-4.  This week Coahoma County will host Rolling Fork's  South Delta High School.

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Coahoma Early College falls to Rosa Fort

Junior wide receiver Thomas Williams Jr. scoerd two touchdowns but it wasn't enough as Coahoma Early College fell 45-32 to Rosa Fort on Friday.  The loss snapped the Tigers' 3-game winning streak and dropped their record to 3-2.  The Lions improved to 2-2.  Coahoma Early College travels to Rosedale next week to face the West Bolivar Eagles, who are 0-5.

 

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Clarksdale overpowers Cleveland Central, levels record at 2-2

Cleveland Central took the opening kickoff and scored a first touchdown and 2 point conversion Friday night, but those were the Wolves only points as Clarksdale went on to defeat Cleveland 49-8.

Junior running back Queston Sklpper had three touchdowns and senior linebacker Trejan Latham recovered a fumble and ran 55 yard for a touchdown in the Wildcat victrory.  Clarksdale's record is now 2-and-2; they visit Shannon next Friday.

 

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Lee falls to Bayou Academy

The Lee Colts lost 41-7 at Bayou Academy in Cleveland Friday night.  With four players on the injured list Lee entered the game short handed and were smothered by Bayou all night.  The Colts travel to Greenville to play Washington next Friday night.

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CCC football starts division play in a "Battle of the Tigers"

Coahoma Community College hopes to get their first victory of the season as Northeast Mississippi visits Clarksdale for an MACJC North battle Thursday night.  CCC took Mississippi Gulf Coast to the limit in a 46-21 loss last week and Northeast is coming off a 21-7 loss to Copiah-Lincoln. Coahoma has not defeated Northeast since a 20-14 overtime victory in 2009 and fell 27-10 at James E. Miller Stadium last year as Northeast Mississippi scored 20 unanswered points in the second half.  Head coach Steven Miller says his Tigers need to win their three next division games.  Kickoff will be at 6:30PM September 16th in Booneville, Mississippi.

 

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Coahoma Early College preparing for Rosa Fort

Coach Jeremiah Brassell says his Tigers got off to a slow start last week but made corrections at halftime to beat Coahoma County 28-26.  This Friday Coahoma Early College hosts Tunica's Rosa Fort high school; the Lions will have an extra week of rest as their game against Cleveland last week was cancelled due to threatening weather while the Tigers are missing several key players including junior running back Chris Russell, who is out with a dislocated shoulder.  Coahoma Early College and Rosa Fort kick off at 7PM Friday at James Miller Stadium on the campus of Coahoma Community College. 

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Coahoma Early College rallies to beat Coahoma County

After trailing 20-14 at halftime the Coahoma Early College Tigers came from behind to defeat the Coahoma County Red Panthers 28-26 Friday night at James Miller stadium.  The victory lifts the Tigers to 3-and-1 on the season and leaves County without a victory.  South Delta plays Coahoma County at Crumpton Field next Friday while the Tigers visit West Bolivar next week.

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Wildcats drop another hearbreaker, fall to 1-and-2

The Clarksdale Wildcats endured another defensive battle but fell to South Panola 19-14 Friday night at Crumpton Field.   After trading punts for most of the first half the Tigers scored on a 32 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter.  The Wildcats answered on the next play with a 90-yard kickoff return by junior Queston Skipper to tie the game 6-6 at halftime.  In the fourth quarter South Panola capped an 83-yard drive with a touchdown and point after to regain the lead 13-6; Clarksdale quarterback Cameron Matthews answered with a touchdown and 2-point converstion to give the Wildcats a 14-13 lead...but on their next possession South Panola scored again making the score 19-14.  The Wildcats visit Cleveland Central next Friday.

 

 

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Lee wins on the road at Marianna Arkansas

Despite having two key players unavailable due to injuries, the Lee Colts ran their record to 2-and-1 Friday by defeating the Cougars of Marianna, Arkansas' Lee Academy.  The Colts never trailed, leading 14-0 at halftime on their way to a 21-6 victory.  Lee plays division foe Bayou Academy in Cleveland next Friday night.

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Injuries will hurt the Lee Colts as they travel to Arkansas tonight

Lee Academy will be shorthanded when they travel to Marianna, Arkansas tonight to face the Lee Academy Cougars.  The Colts will be without junior quarterback Brett Wilson and senior defensive end Crawford Allen; they sustained injuries in last week's 7-0 win over North Delta.  Coach Rick Johnston says both positions will be filled by two or three different players until the starters can return to the lineup.  Watch live video of the game at WROXRadio.com tonight; kickoff time is 7PM.

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Coahoma County looks for first win at Aggie Friday night

Coahoma County won’t have to travel very far for this week’s road game as they will face Coahoma Early College Friday night at James Miller Stadium.  The cross town rivalry has overwhelmingly favored the Red Panthers, who won last year 14-10 at Crumpton Field.  That was the closest game in recent years; Coahoma County has won every game since 2004 by lopsided scores except 2013, 2014 and 2015 when they were shut out.  The Tigers are riding a two-game winning streak while the Red Panthers have lost three in a row.  The teams will kick off at 7PM Friday.

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Coahoma County falls to 0-3

Markevius Phillips scored both of Coahoma County's touchdowns in a 28-14 loss at Northside High on Friday.  It was the first win of the season for the Gators; Coahoma County coach Mario Lane said Phillips was the only bright spot of the night for his Red Panthers, who are now 0-and-3. and will play Coahoma Early College next Friday night.

 

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Coahoma Early College wins again

The Coahoma Early College Tigers cruised to their second win of the year on Fridaty, defeating the West Tallahatchie Choctaws 36-22 at James Miller Stadium.  The Tigers led 14-6 at halftime and elevated their record to 2-and-1 with the victory.  The Tigers will host Coahoma County next Friday night at 7.

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Clarksdale falls to Tupelo 6-0

The Clarksdale Wildcats lost to the Tupelo Golden Wave on Friday by a score of 6-0 in a game that was a hard-fought defensive battle.   Tupelo scored a touchdown late in the first half after recovering a Clarksdale fumble; the Wildcats (unofficially) had less than 100 yards of total offense, mostly on the ground in a game that saw a total of 10 punts from the two teams.  Tupelo entered the game ranked #5 in the state by Maxpreps.com and remains undefeated; Clarksdale is now 1-and-1 and will host South Panola next Friday at Crumpton Field.  

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Lee Colts get first win

Lee Academy defeated North Delta 7-0 on Friday..It was the first win of the season for the Colts, and an important win over a conference opponent.  Lee is now 1-and-2 and will travel to Lee Academy of Marianna, Arkansas next week.

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CCC Tigers shut out on the road

Coahoma Community College opened their season Thursday night, putting up just 86 yards of total offense and 6 first downs in a 44-0 loss to the defending MACJC South Division Champion Jones County Junior College at Ellisville.  The Bobcats started rolling in the first quarter and couldn’t be stopped, scoring on four straight possessions.  The Tigers are at home next Thursday at 6:30 hosting Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Coahoma County healthy, ready for trip to Shelby this week

The 0-and-2 Coahoma County Red Panthers will play another 0-and-2 team this Friday when they travel to Shelby and face North Side High School.  Mound Bayou's JFK and Shelby's Broad Street high schools wre consolidated this year and the Gators, coached by Tavares Johnson, have 48 players on the roster.  Coahoma County coach Mario Lane says there are no significant injuries, his team is healthy and ready to play.  The teams will kick off at 7PM Friday at North Side (formerly known as Broad Street) in Shelby.

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Coahoma Early College ready for West Tallahatchie

Coahoma Early College beat Strayhorn 44-16 last week and Coach Jeremiah Brassell says his Tigers will be ready for West Tallahatchie this week.  The offense sputtered and was called for 15 penalties in the first half but clicked in the second half despite starting mostly freshmen on the offiensive line; junior Corey Suggs remains on the injured list.  Brassell says even though this year's team is young, any team coached by Lorenzo Pimpton is dangerous; his Choctaws have made the playoffs every year since 2013, have had four straight winnng seasons and the last time West Tally started a season with back-to-back losses was in 2014.  The two teams will meet at James Miller Stadium at 7PM Friday.

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CCC holds "Meet the Tigers" on Wednesday, opens season on Thursday

The public is invited to "Meet the Tigers" Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at James E. Miller Stadium. The stadium will open at 6PM and festivities kick off at 7PM.  The event is free and the CCC Football team, coaching staff, marching band and cheerleaders will be on hand.  Coach Steven Miller and the CCC Tigers will open their season with a tough road trip against defending MACJC South Division champs Jones County Junior College on Thursday, August 30 in Ellisville.

 

 

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Coahoma Early College wins on the road

After being shut out by Simmons in their first game Coahoma Early College bounced back to beat Strayhorn 44-16 in Sarah on Friday.  The win gives the Tigers a 1-and-1 record; they will face West Tallahatchie at home this Friday night.

 

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Byhalia beats County, player dies after game

Byhalia beat Coahoma County 28-7 Friday at Crumpton Field, but an Indian player was sent to the hospital after he collapsed on the sidelines.  Dennis Mitchell fell face down and began to shake midway through the second quarter.  He died later Friday evening.  The 5-foot-11, 260 pound sophomore had no previous health problems and heat was not a factor; his body will be sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.

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Clarksdle dominates Greenville, wins 47-14

Junior running back Queston Skipper scored 3 touchdowns and rushed for 126 yards as Clarksdale beat Greenville 47-14 on Friday.  The Wildcats never trailed in the game, which was their first this season.  Clarksdale will host Tupelo, another 6A school, next Friday at 7PM.

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Lee Colts fall to Magnolia Heights

Lee Academy only had a second half touchdown Friday and lost to Magnolia Heights 31-6.  The Colts drop to 0-and-2 and will host North Delta next Friday at 7PM.

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Coahoma Early College coach upbeat despite loss

Coahoma Early College plays at Strayhorn this Friday night and despite a 28-0 loss Coahoma Early College coach Jeremiah Brassel was pleased with the Tigers’ performance in the first game of the season.  He noted that his team only has one senior starting on defense but the young team didn’t give up and held Simmons scoreless through the second, third and much of the fourth quarter.  Brassel said correcting the Tigers mistakes, especially on the offensive line, is the focus of this week’s preparation for Strayhorn, a team that runs a “wishbone” offense and a 5-3 defensive alignment.  Brassel added that his team is probably more athletic than Mustangs.

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Coahoma County getting ready to face Byhalia

After being shut out by North Panola last week, Coahoma County Coach Mario Lane is working this week to get his team into “game shape”.  Saying the team has lots of work to do, Lane noted that “very little went right” in the opening week 58-0 loss and the Red Panthers must put forth more effort and execute better if they hope to win.  Coahoma County will host 4A Byhalia on Friday night at Crumpton Field.

 

 

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Coahoma Early College football drops first game

Senior quarterback Tyderius Gipson threw for 236 yards and three touchtowns to lead the Simmons Blue Devils to victory Friday night.  Juniior Christopher Russell intercepted a pass for a 43 yard runback but the Tigers were unable to put any points on the board and lost 28-0.  Coahoma Early College goes to Sarah on Friday to face Strayhorn at 7PM.

 

 

 

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Lee drops season opener at Marshall Academy

The Lee Colts dropped their first game of the season 35-20 at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs Friday night.  After Marshall scored the first two touchdowns Lee roared back to tie the game at 14-14 late in the first half but couldn't keep up with the Patriots after that.  The Colts will host Magnolia Heights next Friday at 7PM.

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Clarksdale's first game cancelled, Greenville up next

Rain and lighting rolled across Warren County Friday night, forcing the cancellation of the game between Clarksdale and Vicksburg game and suspending the Oxford-Warren Central game.  The Wildcats will play at Greenville on August 24th.

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Red Panthers shut out in season opener

The Coahoma County Red Panthers opened their 2018 football season with a loss, falling to North Panola 58-0 Thursday night at Crumpton Field.  North Panola scored 30 points in the first quarter and never looked back; senior quarterback Kenneth Jefferson completed 9 of 12 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars.  Coahoma County’s next game is also at home as the face Byhalia next Friday night (August 24).

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Coahoma Early College football team ready to play

Coahoma Early College hosts Hollandale's Simmons High School in their first game of the season, and coach Jerimih Brassell is excited about his Tigers.  Brassell says he will dress at least three dozen players this season, the biggest roster he's ever had at the school.  The team's biggest weakness is lack of experience as most of his players are sophomores and juniors.  The Tigers travel to Strayhorn next week (August 24th) but play four of their first five games at home.

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Are you ready for some football?

Another high school football season begins this week as Coahoma County hosts North Panola at Crumpton Field on Thursday.  On Friday Coahoma Early College welcomes Hollandale’s Simmons High at 7PM; Lee Academy travels to Holly Springs to play Marshall Academy, a team that the Colts beat 22-7 here last year and 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 second contest.

 

WROX and WROXRadio.com will offer expanded coverage of all four teams this season, with live broadcasts of Clarksdale games on FM 97.5, AM 1450 and on the web stream; live video coverage of Lee games at WROXRadio.com; and weekly updates of County and Aggie on this website.

 

 

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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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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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