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2011 Game Day Program

Sept. 22 vs. Holmes, Tiger Stadium, Booneville, Miss., 7 p.m., $1


10:00 a.m. Alumni Golf Tournament, Shiloh Ridge, Corinth

(Contact Foundation & Alumni Office at 662-720-7185 for more details)

6:30 p.m. 1968 – 82 Football Reunion honoring Coach W.B. “Bill” Ward

(Booneville Country Club; $10 per person; Reservations requested by September 23rd by calling Foundation & Alumni Office at 662-720-7185)

10:30 a.m. Alumni Reception, Frank Haney Union, NEMCC 12 Noon Sports Hall of Fame Luncheon, Frank Haney Union, NEMCC (Reserved Tickets, $15, available NE Business Office, 662-720-7251)

2:45 p.m. Pre-Game, Members of the 1968-1982 Football Teams will be introduced on the field 3:00 p.m. Kick-off, Homecoming Game, NE Tigers vs. East MS Lions

1:30 p.m. Softball Reunion/Game, Booneville City Park

(Contact Jody Long at 662-720-7305 for more details)


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Letter from the President Dear Friends of Northeast:

Thank you for your support of the athletic efforts of Northeast Mississippi Community College. Each coach and each athlete has worked hard to ensure that our teams are ready to give performances that make you proud to be a “Tiger Fan.” Northeast exists to provide educational, recreational and social resources for students and supporters to grow and enjoy their accomplishments. While you are on campus, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit. I trust you will use this opportunity to get to know our students, coaches and staff. We are always ready to assist you to enjoy your time with us. Thank you for everything that you do to encourage and support our efforts. We are always glad to have you on our campus. Sincerely, Johnny L. Allen President

Board of Trustees

T. Jack Ramsey

Chairman Tenure of Service: 1983 Tishomingo County/ Banker

Wayne Butler

Tenure of Service: 2007 Alcorn County Retire Educator

Sam McCoy

Tenure of Service: 1988 Prentiss County Businessman

Troy Holliday

Vice Chairman Tenure of Service: 1964 Tippah County Businessman

Bill Breedlove

Tenure of Service: 1999 Prentiss County Businessman

David ‘Bubba’ Pounds

Tenure of Service: 2009 Prentiss County County Government

John O. Cunningham Secretary Tenure of Service: 1995 Prentiss County Businessman

Douglas Jackson

Tenure of Service: 1995 Tippah County Retired Educator

Stacy Suggs

Tenure of Service: 2008 Alcorn County Superintendent of Education

Ken Basil

Tenure of Service: 2008 Union County Superintendent of Education

Malcolm Kuykendall Tenure of Service: 2006 Tishomingo County Superintendent of Education

Luzene Triplett

Tenure of Service: 2002 Prentiss County Retire Educator

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Alvie Blakeney

Tenure of Service: 2011 Tishomingo County Retire Businessman

Tracie Langston

Tenure of Service: 2004 Prentiss County Businesswoman

Vance Witt

Tenure of Service: 2007 Union County Businessman

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2011 Tiger Football Roster

Name Tres Houston Rodney Beacham Michael Poole Donte’ Barksdale Dennis Draper Bryan Steele Donnell Chapman Deion Belue Parks Frazier Jamarcus Goodloe Devin Lindsey Jeremy Spikner Tyler Basil J.R. Jennings Eli Canton Marvell Taylor Garrett Smith Kareem Brown Anthony Knox Ryan Jones Nick Thomason Taylor Earhart Robert Johnson Timothy Gleaton J.R. White Ryan Richardson Brandon Dennis Pat Moore Jonathon Harrison Cortney Sutton Anthony Brown Frankie Lee Shawn Smith Shannon Rogers Nathan Kendrick Collin Stubblefield Jeremiah Booth Hunter Walton Chanston Jeter Bradley Marsh Brandon Avant Carlton Howard Derrick Paige Robert Freeman Kyle Davis Terrence Jennings Jacoby Harris Antonio Foster Markie Dukes JaMarius Tallie Taylor Goode Logan Stokes Michael Bush Maurice Booker Lavon Hooks Devin Slate Anthony Payne

Height 6-2 6-0 5-8 5-8 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-9 6-4 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-4 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-1

Weight 190 200 175 175 185 220 235 185 230 225 190 200 190 180 240 180 190 175 175 190 230 170 190 240 230 200 200 245 180 220 245 175 200 225 270 290 330 260 300 315 290 300 360 295 295 325 225 300 185 185 180 240 205 250 280 275 300

Class Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Fresh Soph. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Soph. Fresh Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Soph. Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Soph. Soph.

Position WR WR RB WR LB QB TE DB QB RB DB DB QB QB LB DB RB DB DB RB LB K DB FB LB LB RB DE P LB LB/DE DB DE/LS LB OL OL DL DE OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DE OL WR WR WR TE WR DL DE DL DL

Hometown Atlanta, Ga. Vicksburg Ripley Southaven Batesville Olive Branch Batesville Tuscumbia, Ala. Corinth Leighton, Ala. Baldwyn Olive Branch New Albany Calhoun City Hernando Charleston Starkville New Albany Olive Branch Muscle Shoals, Ala. Muscle Shoals, Ala. Olive Branch Olive Branch Batesville Tuscumbia, Ala. Ripley Hernando Southaven Belmont Southaven Cairo, Ga. Charleston New Albany Chicago, Ill. Amory New Albany Kingsland, Ga. Fulton Ripley Olive Branch Maben Batesville Holly Springs Luvern, Ala. Olive Branch Millbrook, Ala. Macon Valdosta, Ga. Oxford West Point New Albany Muscle Shoals, Ala. West Point Leighton, Ala. Atlanta, Ga. Oxford Leroy, Ala.

President: Dr. Johnny L. Allen Athletic Director: Ricky Ford Sports Information Director: M. Joseph Miller Head Coach: Ricky Smither (fourth year) Assistant Coaches: Brad Boyette, Jeff Carter, Travis Macon, Trey Ward Athletic Trainer: Meghan Sink Student Athletic Trainers: Domonique Allen, Jamal Gray, Simeon Gray, Demetrae Griffin, Corio Palmer, Xzavious Phillips, Josh Schiele 4

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Football Name Jamel Johnson Jonathon Rumph Marco Taylor Chris Williams Mitchell Huff Jamal Bass Ben Axon Matthew Hamner Dahendrick Thompson Eddie Duncan Josten Day Nolan Genovese Dennis Robertson Cedrick Tillman Taj Letman Ladarius Redditt John Kern Terry Mitchell Ledrick Patterson Robert Lowe Jacorie Ousley Dalvin Taylor Cortez Frizell Miguel Graham Wesley Jackson Anthony Green Marquiz Edget Jewell Ratliff Javed Wiggins Reggie Brown Bronterious Jakes Alex Poole Tyler Wiltshire William Sigh Davis Johnson Steven Ratcliff Dudley Moore Addarious Willis Shawn Pee Jamarcus Robinson Jamar Caldwell Deon Hemphill David Millsap Elvin Crisp Brett Warren David Carter Kamry Owens Justin Brown Jaylon Winfrey Bobby Hill Kelby Reed Terrence Miller

Class Position Height So. WR 6'3 Fr. WR 6'5 Fr. WR 5'8 So. WR 6' Fr. PK 5'9 So. WR 5'6 So. RB 6'2 Fr. QB 6'4 Fr. DB 5'11 Fr. P 5'10 Fr. DB 6'1 Fr. QB 5'11 Fr. QB 6'3 Fr. DB 5'10 Fr. DB 6'2 So. RB 5'10 Fr. RB 5'11 So. DB 5'10 Fr. WR 6' Fr. LB 5'9 Fr. RB 5'9 Fr. DB 6'1 Fr. LB 5'9 Fr. DB 6'1 Fr. DB 5'8 Fr. DB 5'8 Fr. LB 6'1 So. LB 6'1 Fr. LB 5'7 Fr. LB 5'9 Fr. LB 6' So. DL 6'2 Fr. LB 5'10 Fr. OL 6' Fr. OL 6'6 So. OL 6' Fr. OL 6' Fr. LB 6'6 So. OL 6'5 Fr. OL 6'2 So. OL 6'3 Fr. DL 6'3 Fr. WR 6'2 Fr. WR 6'1 So. TE 6' Fr. TE 6'1 Fr. WR 6'4 So. DL 6'1 Fr. DL 6 Fr. DL 6'2 Fr. DL 6'2 Fr. DL 5'10

Weight 205 200 175 185 170 185 205 195 195 180 175 195 225 180 185 205 220 175 175 200 185 180 190 185 180 175 195 230 200 190 225 255 200 275 300 300 285 385 280 320 305 350 180 175 230 235 205 230 240 230 315 295

Hometown Montgomery, Ala. Cayce, S.C. Flora Yazoo City Canton Ridgeland Bradenton, Fla. Maplesville, Ala. Flora Kosciusko Byram Corinth Gulfport Grenada Elberton, Ga. Grenada Kosciusko Canton Maben Durant Canton Holcomb Durant Maben Ridgeland Canton Grenada New Orleans, La. Grenada Tillatoba Phoenix City, Ala. Grenada Vaiden Madison Madison Canton Goodman Grenada Kosciusko Canton Canton Kilmichael Canton Ridgeland Canton Winona Ridgeland Pearl Baton Rouge, La. Eupora Flora Weir

2011 Holmes Community College Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jeff Koonz Assistant Coaches: Mike McCarty, Offensive Coordinator; Terry Ursin, Defensive Coordinator; Floyd White, Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs; Carlos Andrews, Wide Receivers; Kyle Koets, Offensive Line; Jesse Ward, Running Backs Head Athletic Trainer: Bill Grace Sports Information Director: Steve Diffey

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Jeremy Spikner: An interception machine As the old football adage would say, “Jeremy Spikner has a nose for the football.” In his first year with the Tigers, Spikner finished second in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) with four interceptions and has led the Tiger defense to even higher standards this year. Spikner, a 6-0 200-pound defensive back from Olive Branch, prepped at DeSoto Central High School before making the trek to Northeast in 2010. However, it was during that first year as a Tiger, that Spikner put the MACJC on notice. In back-to-back games against Mississippi Delta Community College and Holmes Community College, Spikner collected four interceptions – two against each opponent and helped make a name for himself in the league. “This year they haven’t thrown it to my side that much because I think they heard about me last year,” Spikner said. “Last year they did. It really has just evened out.” Spikner may have been the beneficiary of misinformation as teams tried to avoid Deion Belue (Tuscumbia, Ala.) and underestimated the DeSoto Central alumni. Spikner doesn’t seem to mind and will keep doing his job to help the Northeast defense keeps shutting down teams as it has done in the first two games of the year. In two games, Northeast’s defense has scored 14 points, came away with six interceptions and limited Southwest’s high-power rushing game to just 86 yards of total offense in a 32-9 decision in front of a packed Tiger Stadium on September 8. “It feels great,” Spikner said. “We are stopping everybody.” Spikner knows that to reach the top of the MACJC, it will take a lot of work but the sophomore is willing to put in the hours. “Last year we had a good season and this year we are looking to go to state,” Spikner said. Spikner, who was a three-sport star at DeSoto Central, knows the dedication that one needs to put into winning but the sophomore has a secret weapon. The former three-sport start uses his previous sports to excel on the gridiron. “Basketball helps you speed and quick wise,” Spikner said. “Where as track was long distance

Northeast-Holmes History Last five meetings

2010 -- Northeast, 35-20 2009 -- Northeast, 25-10 2008 -- Holmes, 30-7 2007 -- Holmes, 13-0 2006 -- Northeast, 12-2 Series: Holmes 26-19-1. Jeremy Spikner

running and ability to be on the field longer.” Spikner was quick to give credit to his coaches that helped to propel him to a good season in his first year and an even better one during his sophomore campaign. “I have learned a lot from my coaches and my defensive back coach,” Spikner said. “They put me in the right position and it is up to me to make the plays.” Making the plays is what Spikner has become accustom to doing and none was more evident than Spikner’s performance against Holmes in 2010. Spikner, who was sick before the Holmes contest, had one of his best games as a Tiger against the Bulldogs. “I think it was the road trip that we took going down there,” Spikner said. “I just had a need to go off that game. I believe it was just in me to come out and beat Holmes.” Not only did Spikner come away with a pair of interceptions in the contest but the Olive Branch native’s second interception of the night helped to quell a late third quarter drive by Holmes and set Northeast up for the deciding score. In addition to a pair of interceptions against the Bulldogs, Spikner also had three solo tackles and a fumble recovery in leading Northeast to a 3520 win that included 20 points in the second half by the Tigers. Spikner also knows that any work on the field

Notes: Northeast has only played four teams more times than the Tigers have played the Bulldogs and Mississippi Delta has the lead on the series by virtue of being on the 2011 schedule earlier. Northeast has battled Itawamba and Northwest 51 times during its 52-year football history and taken on East Mississippi 50 times. Northeast and Mississippi Delta marked its 47th meeting on September 15 with Northeast and Holmes meeting for the 47th time tonight. must be prepped by time in the classroom and the Northeast sophomore has already made the commitment to excelling off the field as well. “School work comes first,” Spikner said. “I do my work there first then come out here.” Spikner knows that is what has to be done to be successful but it was the Northeast charm that got the DeSoto Central grad to come join the Tigers. “I visited down here and I liked the environment,” Spikner said. “Coach (Brad) Boyette had a lot to do with it.” However, Spikner wants to see even more of the Northeast environment. “Come to every game,” said Spikner, “and be watching.” Because one only knows when Spikner and the Northeast Tigers will electrify Tiger Stadium once again.

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2011 Tiger Football Schedule Date

Opponent

Site

Time

September 1

East Central

Booneville

7 p.m.

September 8

Southwest

Booneville

7 p.m.

September 15

Mississippi Delta*

Moorhead

6:30 p.m.

September 22

Holmes*

Booneville

7 p.m.

September 29

Northwest*

Senatobia

6:30 p.m.

October 8

East Mississippi* (HC)

Booneville

3 p.m.

October 13

Coahoma*

Clarksdale

6:30 p.m.

October 20

Itawamba*

Booneville

7 p.m.

October 27

Copiah-Lincoln

Wesson

7 p.m.

* Represents MACJC North Division contest

2011 Tiger Football GameDay -- Holmes1  

2011-12 Northeast Mississippi Community College Football GameDay program against Holmes Community College on Thursday, September 22

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