East Central Community College sophomore midfielder Morgan Luke (15) applies pressure to Meridian Community College’s Ashlyn Pope (22) during the Lady Soccer Warriors’ home opener Friday, Aug. 30. Both squads were 2-0 prior to the non-division matchup but the visiting Lady Eagles held on for a 3-0 decision. Luke is a product of Newton County High School. Pope is also a sophomore midfielder who previously played at West Lauderdale High School.
Taylor Potter (5) missed on this scoring attempt but the sophomore forward from Bentonia gave East Central Community College a 1-0 lead on his goal in the 27th minute and helped lead the Warriors to a 2-0 shutout over Meridian Community College Friday, Aug. 30 in Decatur. Potter is a product of the Mississippi School for Math and Science. The Soccer Warriors improved to 2-1 following the home opener while MCC dropped to 0-3.
East Central Community College’s Soccer Warriors posted a 2-0 victory over Meridian Community College Friday, Aug. 30 on the Decatur campus.
Taylor Potter of Bentonia and Joe Gaskin of Greenville scored for EC, which improved to 2-1 under 15th-year head coach Kenneth Thompson. MCC remained winless at 0-3.
Potter’s goal came on a penalty kick in the 27th minute. The sophomore forward is a product of the Mississippi School for Science and Math.
Gaskin’s “insurance goal” came in the 46th minute. Russ Thompson was credited with a scoring assist. Gaskin is freshman forward and product of Maranatha Christian. Thompson is a sophomore midfielder/forward and product of Newton County High School.
The Lady Warriors sustained their first season loss in a 3-0 setback to the Lady Eagles. EC is now 2-1 under first-year head coach Gray Massey.
Meme Huff scored all three goals for MCC, which improved to 3-0. Merrick Watkins and Taylor Hanes were credited with scoring assists on the first and last goals, which came in the second and 68th minutes, respectively. Her second goal came on a penalty kick on the 48th minute.
EC soccer squads return to action Wednesday, Sept. 4 in a non-division battle with Jones County Junior College. Game times are 3 and 5 p.m. on the Decatur campus.
The Lady Soccer Warriors travel to Mississippi College Friday, Sept. 6 for a match with the Lady Choctaw’s junior varsity squad. Game time is 3 p.m. on the Clinton campus.
East Central Community College cheerleaders for 2013-14 include (first row, from left) Heather Johnson and Jordan Landry, both products of Newton County High School; Kaitlyn Patrick, Forest; Laken Fulcher, Nanih Waiya; and Mary Margaret Bailey, Philadelphia; (second row, from left) Madison Stringer and Haleigh West, both of Newton County; Lauren Coward, Neshoba Central; Kamaran Malone, Leake Academy; Laura Williamson, Scott Central; and Mackenzie Rowzee, Newton County; and (back row, from left) Maxey Parker, Noxapater; Lauren Peterson, Forest; Hanna Kemp, Leake Academy; Payton Smith, Scott Central; David Williams, Newton County; Madison Herrington, Union; Karleigh Moss, Neshoba Central; Alana Krohn, Newton County; Hannah Smith, Leake Academy; and Darin Hillman, Sebastopol. Not pictured is Lindsey McCool of Winston Academy. Pam McKnight of Forest serves as cheer coach.
East Central Community College defender Jeremy Pyles (25) brings down running back Chris Ingram (30) during the season opener for both teams Thursday, Aug. 29 at Eaton Field on the Fulton campus. Pyles is a sophomore defensive lineman from Oxford (Ala.) High School. Ingram is a sophomore from Southaven. The No. 16 Indians won the non-division battle 40-7.
Hakeem Parker is shown racing to the end zone after hauling in a 60-yard screen pass from quarterback Jacori Taylor during East Central Community College’s season opener at Itawamba Community College Thursday, Aug. 29, on the Fulton campus. The No. 16 Indians won the non-division matchup by a 40-7 margin. Parker is a sophomore wide receiver from Joseph S. Clark High School in New Orleans. Taylor is a freshman from Early County High School in Blakely, Ga.
Quarterback Jacori Taylor’s 60-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Hakeem Parker was the offensive highlight for the East Central Community Warriors who fell 40-7 to nationally ranked Itawamba Community College in the season opener for both teams Thursday, Aug. 29 at Eaton Field on the Fulton campus.
The non-division matchup also began the Ken Karcher era as ECCC’s head football coach.
Taylor’s screen pass to Parker came with 10 minutes left in third-quarter action and narrowed the Itawamba advantage at 27-7. Austin Franklin of Petal added the PAT. Taylor is a freshman from Early County High School in Blakely, Ga., and Parker is a sophomore from Joseph S. Clark High School in New Orleans. Franklin is also a sophomore and a former standout at Petal High School.
The No. 16 Indians were led by quarterback Griff Loftis who passed for 331 yards and four scores for the easy victory. Jon Williams, a former Warrior assistant, is in his fourth season as head coach.
Itawamba took a 3-0 lead with 5:19 left in first-period action on a 20-yard field goal from Emmitt Dendy of Houston.
The Indians stretched their lead to 10-0 followed by Loftis’ 25-yard TD strike to wide receiver Shante Rogers of Itawamba Agricultural High School with 18 seconds left in the period. Dendy added the first of his four PATs on the night.
Loftis continued his scoring success in the second quarter, as he connected with wide receiver Chance McNulty of Germantown on a 16-yard TD strike with 14:03 left followed by an eight-yard scoring pass play to tight end Archie Dennard of Hollandale Simmons with 45 seconds remaining. before halftime.
Dendy also contributed to second-quarter scoring as he connected on a 24-yard field goal with 8:13 left.
Loftis’s fourth TD pass came in the third stanza – a 30-yard strike to wide receiver Jaquez McMillian of Southaven with 2:28 remaining, which gave ICC a 33-7 lead.
Indian running back Chris Ingram of Southaven scored the game’s final points on his 10-yard dash with 11:30 remaining.
Next up for the Warriors are the long-time rival East Mississippi Community College Lions, who defeated Pearl River Community College 49-6 Thursday night on the Poplarville campus. EMCC is ranked sixth in the pre-season NJCAA poll.
The Warriors/Lions battle is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 on the Scooba campus.
Dr. Rose Eason Brown of Heidelberg is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at East Central Community College in Decatur. For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, at 601-635-6202 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 202. Her email address is email@example.com.
These Lauderdale County residents are members of the Adjunct Faculty at East Central Community College in Decatur. From left are Blake Everette, Collinsville; and Laura Reinstatler and Marilyn Brown, both of Meridian. For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, at 601-635-6202 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 202. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
These Scott County residents are members of the Adjunct Faculty at East Central Community College in Decatur. From left are Michael Miles of Walnut Grove and Lance Hall of Forest. For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC Vice President for Instruction, at 601-635-6202 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 202. Her email address is email@example.com.