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2013 Game Day Program

September 12 vs. Holmes Community College, 6:30 p.m. Tiger Stadium, Booneville, Mississippi


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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

Bill Breedlove

Tenure of Service: 1999 Prentiss County Businessman

Ben McClung

Tenure of Service: 2013 Tishomingo County Superintendent of Education

Troy Holliday

Vice Chairman Tenure of Service: 1964 Tippah County Businessman

Randle Downs

Tenure of Service: 2012 Prentiss County Superintendent of Education

Sam McCoy

Tenure of Service: 1988 Prentiss County Businessman

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

Tonya Butler Farris

Tenure of Service: 2012 Alcorn County Businesswoman

Gina Smith

Tenure of Service: 2012 Alcorn County Superintendent of Education

Ken Basil

Tenure of Service: 2008 Union County Superintendent of Education

Douglas Jackson

Tenure of Service: 1995 Tippah County Retired Educator

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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Ricky Smither

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Travis Macon

Head Coach

Defensive Coordinator

Greg Davis

Jonathan Webster

Defensive Line Coach

Defensive Backs Coach

Dustin Jones

Mike Markuson

Wide Receivers Coach

Offensive Line Coach

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Athletic Support Staff David Robbins Dean of Students Athletic Director

Matt Werner Athletic Facilities/ Head Equipment Manager

Chassie Kelly Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students/Athletic Director

Blake Long Sports Information Director

Hope Barnes, ATC

Karri Davis

Head Athletic Trainer

Cheerleading Coach

Jeremy Kennedy

Don Knowles

Voice of the Tigers WNAU 1470 AM

Operations Manager Sodexo, USA

Bus Drivers Phillip Moore (left) Marvin Ozbirn (right)

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2013 Northeast Tiger Football Roster

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Head Coach: 9 Ricky Smither 10 (6th year - Delta State University) 11 12 Defensive Coordinator: 13 Travis Macon (6th year - University of Mississippi) 13 14 Offensive Line: 15 Mike Markuson 16 (1st year - Hamline University) 17 18 Wide Receivers: 19 Dustin Jones (1st year - Liberty University) 20 21 Defensive Backs: 22 Jonathan Webster 23 (2nd year - Arkansas Tech University) 24 25 Defensive Line: 28 Greg Davis (2nd year - Stephen F. Austin 29 University) 30 34 Head Equipment Manager: 38 Matt Werner 44 (1st year - NEMCC) 45 48 Managers: 50 Tyler Mills, Austin Emerson, Janard Williams, Will Burns, Cody Friga, 53 Devin Sowell 54 56 President: 59 Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D. (9th year - Mississippi State University) 62 68 71 Athletic Director: David Robbins 73 (1st year - Millsaps University) 74 78 Sports Information Director: 79 Blake Long 80 (1st year - University of Mississippi) 81 90 Athletic Trainer: Hope Barnes 92 (2nd year - University of Southern Miss) 93 94 Student Trainers: 97 Audrianna Green, Jamal Gray, Diamond Abney-Reeder, Rico Coggins 98 99 6

Name Jeremy Liggins Martice Buckley Antwan Wilson Jaquille White Marcus Robinson Jerrard Randall LaVontis Smith Demarrion Haynes Gregdrecus Leland Brady Allen Raymond Gee Ricky Parks Marquis Allen Khalil Stinson A.J. Jackson Dequinten Spraggins Je’Tavious Turner Johnny Smith Rashad Turner Jonathan Bobo Miguel Graham Shaquille Bush Elisha Wilson Jamel Dennis Matthew Belue Mitchell Cunningham Tez Lane Corbin White Nick Johnson Chris Cooper Hunter Bull Daniel Ross Antonio Ryland Martavis Ford Romia Wilson Lakendrick Preston Martize Mitchell Damien Rayford Jabari Edwards Michael Davis Kortilous Ellis Jeremiah Dent Justin Barksdale Sean Rogers Robbie Gale Ross Smith Chandler Dexter Ralph Green Dequan Ivery Anthony Peters Parrish Huddleston Justin Coleman Razean Prather Nhigel Phillips Lemetrius Hollins

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Height 6’4” 5’8” 6’0” 6’2” 6’4” 6’1” 5’10” 5’8” 5’8” 5’10” 6’3” 6’4” 5’8” 6’1” 6’6” 6’1” 6’0” 6’0” 6’4” 6’3” 6’1” 6’0” 6’0” 5’11” 6’0” 5’8” 5’11” 5’11” 5’11” 5’10” 6’4” 6’4” 6’0” 6’0” 6’2” 6’6” 6’0” 6’4” 6’0” 6’0” 6’0” 6’4” 6’2” 6’1” 6’5” 6’6” 6’5” 6’3” 6’1” 6’3” 6’0” 6’0” 6’0” 6’4” 6’0”

Weight Hometown High School 295 Oxford Lafayette County 170 Charleston Lake Cormorant 180 Charleston Charleston 190 West Point West Point 230 Memphis, Tenn. Memphis East 188 Miami Gardens, Fla. Chaminade-Madonna 170 Maben West Oktibbeha 177 Rosedale West Bolivar 175 Batesville South Panola 180 Corinth Corinth 195 Renova Cleveland 265 Hogansville, Ga. Callaway 190 Tupelo Tupelo 205 College Park, Ga. Westlake 265 Riverdale, Ga. Lovejoy 185 West Point West Point 175 Batesville South Panola 180 Starkville Starkville 185 Bruce Bruce 195 Bruce Bruce 190 Maben East Webster 180 Bruce Bruce 180 D’Iberville D’Iberville 220 Oxford Lafayette County 260 Golden Red Bay 220 Ecru North Pontotoc 160 West Point West Point 220 Nettleton Nettleton 180 Olive Branch Olive Branch 190 Madison Madison Central 235 Southaven Southaven 310 Louisville, Ky. Jeffersontown 255 Brooksville Noxubee County 215 Okolona Okolona 305 West Point West Point 285 Gulfport West Harrison 280 Macon Noxubee County 315 Batesville South Panola 255 Columbus Columbus 305 Kilmichael Montgomery County 270 Charleston Charleston 310 Columbus Tupelo 285 Courtland South Panola 275 Batesville South Panola 310 Hernando Hernando 305 Booneville Booneville 250 Iuka Tishomingo County 195 Ripley Ripley 305 Miami, Fla. Columbia 235 Pontotoc Pontotoc 295 Dorsey Baldwyn 255 Renova Cleveland 240 Ripley Ripley 330 Griffin, Ga. Griffin 290 Madison Madison Central

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2013 Bulldog Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jeff Koonz Offensive Coordinator Mike McCarty Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator Chris Woods Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers David Hill Assistant Coach/Offensive Line/Strength and Conditioning Jack Wright Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs Otis Mounds Assistant Coach/Running Backs Myers Hendrickson Student Coach J.D. Bass

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Fresno, Calif. Memphis, Tenn. Natchez Miami, Fla. Jackson Grenada Winona Oneonta, Ala. Jackson Birmingham, Ala. Ridgeland Laurel Crystal Springs Brandon Yazoo City Vicksburg Indianola Abbeville, S.C. Charleston Newton Columbia Picayune Cleveland Clinton Yazoo City Batesville West Point Olive Branch Calhoun City Madison Macon Starkville Greenville Magee Starkville Grenada Houston Forest Madison Batesville New Albany Utica Batesville Prentiss Vicksburg Crystal Springs Cleveland Grenada Southaven Rosedale Gulfport Hollywood, S.C. West Point Orlando, Fla.

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Cunningham walks boulevard of success Holmes (Goodman) Date: September 12

Northeast-Holmes History Last 10 meetings

Mitchell Cunningham Fans that come close enough to the playing field or Northeast Mississippi Community College bench during a game which catch a glimpse of Mitchell Cunningham may get the sense that he has a rough attitude. If first impressions were the absolute truth, then that might be accurate. Cunningham sports a tattoo that starts near his neck and runs halfway down his right arm to the elbow. He also dawned full eye black which covered the majority of his face in the season opener for the Tigers at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Those that know Cunningham realize he is a much more laid-back and easy going individual in person. That is, unless he is on the field of competition. The Ecru native has brought a never-godown attitude to the running back position at Northeast. So far in his young collegiate career he has made defenders miss by making spin moves, jumped over players to gain extra yards and even carried multiple opponents while trying to stay on his feet. Cunningham “is the type of guy that is able to turn game on and game off,” said Tigers head coach Ricky Smither. “He’s a fun guy to coach and he’s a great kid to be around. He’s got a great personality. He’s the guy that’s doing what he’s supposed to do in class, but when he crosses those lines he turns into a different person. As soon as he gets inside those lines he turns it on. He’s the type of guy that you want on your football team.” The rugged outward appearance on game days is for personal hype only, according to Cunningham. “Some say it shows that I’m a hard runner or that I’m crazy, but it’s nothing like that really,” he said. “It’s just stuff I like to do before 8

2012 -- Holmes, 34-14. 2011 -- Northeast, 21-0. 2010 -- Northeast, 35-20. 2009 -- Northeast, 25-10. 2008 -- Holmes, 30-7. 2007 -- Holmes, 13-0. 2006 -- Northeast, 12-2. 2005 -- Northeast, 20-13. 2004 -- Northeast, 31-3. 2003 -- Holmes, 27-24. Series: Holmes 27-20-1.

the game.” Cunningham has certainly developed the respect of the Northeast coaching staff as a hard-nose runner that will give them his all each down he plays. In fact, the freshman’s actions on the field remind Smither of the way a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame used to play. “Mitchell’s a guy from the ‘80’s,” he said. “He’s a Larry Csonka (Miami Dolphins, New York Giants: 1964-79) fullback type mentality guy with great speed. He’s a valuable asset.” Professional football actually runs in the bloodline for Cunningham. His uncle, Joe Don Looney, played for five different National Football League (NFL) organizations in the 1960s. Looney, who saw time in the NFL as a running back, left one lasting quote that has stuck with Cunningham to this day. “He had a statement that said, ‘If a hole is not there then a great back will make the hole,’” Cunningham said, “so I’ve always just lived behind making a hole if I have to. I’m always fighting for yards because I feel that I can break any tackle.” Tonight’s game against Holmes will see Cunningham start the third game of his young collegiate career. He has compiled 230 yards on the ground in Northeast’s two games so far. Oddly enough, the only touchdown Cunningham has recorded was on a five-yard reception from quarterback Jerrard Randall during last week’s game against Jones County Junior College. “We kept running our quick game passes and I was always swinging out on the backside. I told Jerrard to dump me this ball and I’ll walk in with it,” said Cunningham. “Yeah, I feel like I should have some rushing touchdowns. It

looks kinda weird having a lot of yards with no touchdowns beside it.” The scores may or may not come, and that is fine with Cunningham as long as the Tigers win. He also does not mind sharing plays with fellow backs Tez Lane and Corbin White. The trio have become close and even developed nicknames. Cunningham’s nickname of Juice goes back to his days at North Pontotoc High School, while White is Thud and Lane has become known to Smither as Lightning. “We all compliment each other in a way,” Cunningham said. “Say I come in and I’m running downhill and running hard, then you’ve Corbin that comes in and he’s just bouncing off folks. Tez just runs right by them. We’re all pretty much the same.” It is the resurgence of the running game and a more balanced offense that has made Northeast a much more dangerous team this season. “Everything that we did in camp, those three guys gelled,” said Smither. “I saw a bond with those three guys that meant a lot to me. Mitchell’s the one that’s hitting that up, so he’s a leader.” If Cunningham’s current average of 115 yards per game holds, he would become the first Tiger player to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season since New Albany native Jeremy Cannon did so in 2009. But that is not what is on his mind right now. “The thing with him is it doesn’t matter,” Smither said. “When I met with him Sunday (September 8), he said, ‘Hey coach I’m fine. I just hate losing. We’ve got to get on the winning track.’ “He never asked about his stats. He never asked about anything. He’s what you want on your team is all I can say about him.”

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2013 Football Schedule Aug. 29 7 pm

Copiah-Lincoln Wesson

Sept. 5 6:30 pm

Jones Booneville

Sept. 12 6:30 pm

Holmes* Booneville

Sept. 19 6:30 pm

Northwest* Senatobia

Sept. 26 6:30 pm

Miss. Gulf Coast Booneville

Oct. 5 3 pm

Coahoma* (Homecoming) Booneville

Oct. 10 7 pm

East Mississippi* Scooba

Oct. 17 7 pm

Itawamba* Fulton

Oct. 24 6:30 pm

Miss. Delta* Booneville * Denotes MACJC North Division

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