Homecoming game approaches after big win

By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

With just three games left in the regular season, the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans (2-4) seemed to have found their groove. 

Head Coach Jeff Tatum’s bunch, which includes a mostly freshman roster, took down the Northeast Mississippi Community College football team last Friday night by a 41-11 score. 

“Most of it is the maturity of our freshmen and them understanding what we’re asking of them,” Tatum said of the recent turnaround that includes a two-game win streak. “They have been playing hard all along.” 

MDCC will hit the field for its 2018 homecoming game this Saturday against Itawamba Community College (4-2). Kickoff is at 2:30 that afternoon. 

As for last Thursday’s gridiron match, the Trojans’ offense showed a good mix from its passer, Tyrique McAfee and its rushing game. 

McAfee threw the ball 21 times on the night and completed 12 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. His longest pass was for 37 yards, according to stats from MDCC. 

Leading in the receiving game was Marquise McCoy with 50 yards on four receptions. 

Raheem Moore and Zion Washington both had 64 yards and one touchdown on three catches. 

On the rushing side, Patrick Jackson rushed 22 times for 50 yards and a touchdown, while McAfee had 11 keepers for 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

Daniel Peppers also had a 20-yard touchdown on a punt return. 

On the defensive side, Antonio James had nine total tackles, including five assists. 

Antonio Boyd had seven tackles, six solo. Jaylan Woods also had seven total tackles, and Peppers recorded five. 

Meanwhile, the Trojans will face a 4-2 Itawamba team, which is coming off a 37-34 win over a strong Holmes Community College program. 

Itawamba’s two losses came against No. 1 East Mississippi Community College (56-26) and East Central Community College (34-28). 

Aside from Holmes, Itawamba has defeated Pearl River Community College (34-30), Coahoma Community College (49-28) and Northeast Community College. 

Tatum said he expects the Indians defense to pose the biggest threat to MDCC. 

“They are one of the top junior college teams in the north,” Tatum said. 

The Trojans coach said that his team’s success will depend on execution on offense and defense. 

He said he hopes the progress of the last two games will carry over into homecoming Saturday. 

10 Oct 2018

MDCC reveals 2018 homecoming court

HC court 2018
Moorhead - Mississippi Delta is proud to announce its 2018 Homecoming Court. Four freshman and four sophomore maids were selected by their peers.

Pictured from left are Alexus Richardson, of Greenville, Bree Ferguson, of Brandon, Aundria Williams, of Greenville, Daphne Woods, of Rolling Fork, Tibreshia Jones, of Isola, Olivia Whatley, of Tutwiler and M’Priss Lott, of Greenville. Not pictured is Ny’Asija Williams, of Greenwood.

The queen will be crowned Wednesday, Oct. 10 during the Homecoming Assembly at 10:00 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. This event is open to the public. 

 
03 Oct 2018

MDCC baseball alumni weekend

baseball alumni

Moorhead – Mississippi Delta Community College is hosting a baseball alumni weekend to coincide with the college’s homecoming activities. On Friday, October 12, the current 2019 Trojan Baseball squad will showcase their talents during a 2:00 p.m. first pitch scrimmage game at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. 

Former alumni are invited to the game and encouraged to hang out for dinner and drinks at 6:00 p.m. courtesy of MDCC at Hometown in Inverness. Come reminisce and relive the good ole days with former teammates and coaches. 

On Saturday, October 13, everyone is invited to the MDCC Alumni Association Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. at the Vandiver Student Union before heading to the Alumni Home Run Derby at the field at 10:30. 

Be sure to stick around for the 2:30 homecoming football game kickoff against Itawamba Community College. The court will be presented prior to kickoff. 

MDCC ranked No. 2 community college in Mississippi

Moorhead - A recent ranking of community colleges nationwide by bestcolleges.com gave Mississippi top standings, with five of its schools slotted in the top 100 and two in the top 15. 

Mississippi Delta Community College ranked 2nd, coming in just a few points behind Southwest Mississippi Community College.

The state’s two-year schools are also ranked as some of the more affordable. Students pay less than the national average for two-year tuition and fees.

24 Sep 2018

MDCC announces presidential search

The Mississippi Delta Community College Board of Trustees has officially launched its search for the college’s next president, with applications due by Jan. 31, 2019.

The board is seeking a successor for MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors. “The board deeply appreciates President Nabors for his loyalty, dedication and service to the college,” said MDCC Board Chairman Paula Sykes.

The college’s eighth president, Nabors will retire June 30, 2019, having led the institution since 2013. Nabors said he and his wife, Tonya, have cherished their time with the college.

For more information, visit our Employment Opportunities page and click “Presidential Vacancy Announcement”. Nominations and inquiries regarding the vacancy may be made by contacting Dr. E.E. Caston, presidential search consultant, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (662) 843-3259 or (662) 719-9820. 

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16 Sep 2018

Trojan football's first home game

MDCC vs Hinds
By Bryan Davis/The Enterprise-Tocsin

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football team will be in Moorhead for the first time in 2018 this Thursday night. 

Coming off back-to-back road losses, the Trojans will try to get on the winning side of the standings against Northwest Mississippi Community College. 

Coach Benjy Parker’s Rangers started the season with two wins in a row, one against Southwest and the most recent a 28-24 victory over East Central. 

“Coach Parker does a really good job,” said MDCC Head Coach Jeff Tatum this week. “We know they’re going to be well-coached. They’re going to bring a lot more pressure on us.” 

Tatum said he expects the Rangers to bring a one-back offensive approach, with a sound defensive attack. 

“We’re going to have to be really disciplined on offense,” Tatum said. 

Meanwhile, the Trojans are coming off of what Tatum said is one of the best offensive performances the MDCC program has seen in the past two to three years. 

Though they fell to Hinds Community College on Thursday night, MDCC scored 21 points in the 31-21 loss. 

The game was moved at the last minute to Mississippi College’s football stadium, due to heavy rainfall from Hurricane Gordon, which drenched the field in Raymond last week. 

Jacob Krumm out of Hernando started the game for the Trojans, before Tyrique McAfee returned to the field later in the game for MDCC.

Krumm had put up a 4-for-7 backup performance against Gulf Coast the prior week, accumulating 43 yards in the air. 

Tatum said he played five freshmen on the offensive line, with three getting their first college experience in week two. 

Defensively, Tatum said the defensive ends for the Trojans continue to be the strength of the attack. 

“They gave us exactly what we needed out of them,” Tatum said. 

After two weeks on the road, Tatum said it will be nice to be back on the home turf. 

“It’s really nice to play at home,” Tatum said. “We hope the mosquitoes and humidity will be on our side Thursday night.”

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