The playoff-bound Lady Warriors were blanked 1-0 and the Warriors fell 5-1.
EC’s women posted a program-best 12-3-2 overall mark and finished second in the MACJC North Division with a 5-1-2 record under second-year head coach Gray Massey.
The Lady Warriors begin their first-ever appearance in post-season competition by once again facing the Lady Wildcats (9-4-1), the No. 3 finisher in the South. The historic matchup is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.
The winner earns a berth in the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament scheduled Nov. 1-2 (Saturday-Sunday) at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.
In the EC/PRC men’s game, the Warriors jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Landry Lofton during first-half action. Lofton is a sophomore forward from Pascagoula. Sophomore midfielder Jordan Alonso was credited with a scoring assist. Alonso is a product of Newton County High School.
The top-seeded Wildcats rallied for five goals and improved to 10-4-1 prior to the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament.
EC’s Warriors finished 5-10-2 overall and 1-7 in league play under head coach Kenneth Thompson.