KENDALL CARR & JOSH GASTON
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 • NORTHWEST RANGERS VS. COPIAH-LINCOLN WOLFPACK
MISSISSIPPI DELTA TROJANS
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nlCOPIAH-LINCOLN, EAST CENTRAL, Hinds, Jones County, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Pearl River, and Southwest Mississippi comprise the MACJC South Division, while Coa-homa, East Mississippi, Holmes, Itawamba, Mississippi Delta, Northeast Mississippi, and Northwest Mississippi comprise the North Division. The first round of the state playoffs (North No. 1 vs. South No. 2, South No. 1 vs. North No. 2) are set for Saturday, Nov. 2, with the first-round winners playing for the state championship Saturday, Nov. 9. The 2013 MACJC state champion earns hosting rights to the fifth-annual Mississippi Bowl scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, in Indian Stadium at Biloxi High School in Biloxi. ( ) DENOTES NORTH, SOUTH DIVISION GAMES
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PRESIDENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 PLAYER SPOTLIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 SOUTHWEST GAME RECAP . . . . . . . . . 6 CO-LIN GAME PREVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 HEAD COACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 FOOTBALL STAFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SUPPORT STAFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 RANGER PLAYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 GAMEDAY ROSTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SEASON STATISTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 ALL-AMERICANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 BAND, CHEER & DANCE . . . . . . . . . . . 28 FOOTBALL FACILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Northwest Football Gameday Programs are a publication of the NWCC Sports Information Office and are available for purchase at all home football games for $5. This publication was written and edited by fourthyear SID Kevin Maloney. Additional editing provided by Sarah Sapp and the NWCC Communications Office. Cover design by Andrew Bartolotta. Photography was provided by Justin Ford, Kevin Maloney, Brett Brown, JUCO Weekly, Jim Biever (Green Bay Packers), NFL Creative, Miami Dolphins, Getty Images, US Presswire and the Brazos Valley Bowl. Please Note: Visit the website at nwccrangers.com to view the online version of the 2013 Northwest Football Almanac (seperate publication) with single-game, single-season and career records that were compiled in the summer of 2011 from old computer and paper files, yearbooks, etc. Yearly stats are not available prior to the 1991 season. We strongly encourage you to email email@example.com with information to help fill in any gaps between missing seasons. Weekly game programs are printed by Paulsen Printing in Memphis.
NORTHWEST RANGER FOOTBALL
NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DR. RACHELL ANDERSON
Vice Chairman • Charleston
JOHN G. BURT
BRENDA J. HOPSON
JAMIE HOWELL SR.
MILTON KUYKENDALL Chairman • Ashland
Board Attorney • Senatobia
JOHN T. LAMAR JR.
MARY ALICE MOORMAN
DR. ADAM PUGH
DR. ROBERT SMITH
DR. GARY LEE
PRESIDENT u 9TH YEAR
Dr. Gary Lee Spears is in his ninth academic year as president of Northwest Mississippi Community College. While he is proud of all the accomplishments the college has achieved during his tenure as president, he is particularly proud of the Building on Tradition campaign in which he has played a major role. Students and visitors to the main campus in Senatobia can see evidence of the college’s ongoing building campaign with the recent completions of Tate Hall, McLendon Student Union, Division of Nursing Building and Ranger Outdoor Complex. You can’t spend more than a few minutes with Dr. Spears before you see that his love of the college runs deep. In 2007, Dr. Spears was named Alumnus of the Year by the Northwest Alumni Association and recognized during Homecoming festivities. Prior to being named president July 1, 2005, Dr. Spears served as registrar and director of Admissions and Records for 25 years. A native of Eudora in DeSoto County, Dr. Spears has held positions at the college including instructor, vocational counselor, assistant to the DeSoto Center director and vice president for Student Affairs. Dr. Spears is a graduate of Hernando High School. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and an Associate of Education degree from Northwest. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in counseling from Delta State University. In 1991, Dr. Spears earned a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Mississippi, where he has taught courses in higher education as an adjunct instructor. His profound love for Northwest inspired him to write a history of the college for his doctoral dissertation. He began his career in education at Leland Consolidated School District, where he taught American history while working on his master’s degree. He came to Northwest in 1975. Dr. Spears is a past president of the Senatobia Rotary Club, where he was honored as a prestigious Paul Harris Fellow, and has been a board member of the Tate County Economic Development Foundation. The Northwest Foundation Board of Directors, his wife, Marilyn, and friends of the college created the Dr. Gary Lee Spears Endowed Scholarship in May 2011 for his lifelong dedication to education and the college. In May 2010 the Spears family joined the college in celebrating the dedication of the Marilyn R. Spears Building for the Early Childhood Education Technology program, named for Northwest First Lady Marilyn Spears, a Northwest graduate who retired from the college in spring 2005 after 25 years as an instructor in that program.
Dr. and Mrs. Spears have two adult sons, Jared and Daniel, who are also Northwest graduates. Jared graduated from Delta State and earned a Master of Fine Arts terminal degree at The University of Mississippi. A member of the UM faculty, Jared is a musician and sculptor outside of the university and resides in Taylor. Daniel also completed a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss. He is a recreation therapist with the North Mississippi Regional Center and a musician. He and his wife, Julie, an architect with Julie Spears Architecture, live in Oxford and have two sons—Jack, 1, and Samuel, born August 13. The Spears family has lived in Tate County for 37 years and are active members of the First Baptist Church in Senatobia. They moved into the college’s President’s Home on the Senatobia campus in March of 2009.
Question & Answer
with Josh Gaston BY KEVIN MALONEY
Q. How long have you been playing football? What is your primary position. A. Since I was eight years old. I played defensive end and linebacker, but I enjoy tight end the most. Q. What made you choose Northwest out of high school? A. I didn’t have any other offers out of high school until I went up to Hargrave. After that, I had 12 different schools that were interested in me. Q. What Division I schools have shown interest since you’ve been at Northwest? A. Memphis, Delta State and Middle Tennessee State. Q. What are your personal & team goals for 2013? A. For me, to get a Division I offer. As far as the team, as young as we are, just to win as many games as possible. Q. How different is it this year with a new staff? A. The coaching styles are a lot different from last year, but that’s to be expected. My role is still the same. Q. What game are you looking forward to the most? A. East Mississippi. But also this week’s game against Co-Lin because they won the state last year.
Book Channel Class Gameday moment Meal Memory as a Ranger Movie Restaurant Vacation Spot
FAVORITES Goosebumps USA Criminal Justice Starting the 3rd quarter Steak & Potatoes 2012 Brazos Valley Bowl Iron Man Texas de Brazil Beach
Question & Answer
with Kendall Carr BY KEVIN MALONEY
Q. How long have you been playing football? A. I started playing in junior high and have been playing on the defensive line since my sophomore year of high school. Q. What made you choose Northwest out of high school? A. It’s right down the road from Batesville, convenient for my family and it’s always been a great program. Q. You sing a lot in your free time. Talk about that. A. I’ve been singing since I was little at church. Our group is called Young Anointed Men of Christ and we’ve been together for about a year and a half now. Q. How different is it this year with a new staff? A. We had to make a lot of adjustments with practices, meetings and a new system. But it’s been good because this is how it will be on the next level. Q. What are your personal & team goals for 2013? A. Personally, I want to pass all my classes and make a 3.0 or better. I want to lead my team to victory, practice hard, be dedicated and stay focused. The team goal is to win every game from here on out and not give up any points on defense. Q. What game are you looking forward to the most? A. East Mississippi. We were supposed to win that game last year and this year I plan on there being a different outcome. Q. What Division I schools have shown interest in you? A. Southern Mississippi, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, Texas A&M and Auburn. FAVORITES Book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Channel Starz Class Philosophy Gameday moment Pregame Stretching Meal Filet of Fish Memory as a Ranger 2012 Brazos Valley Bowl Movie Transformers Restaurant Olive Garden Vacation Spot Biloxi
Rangers Drop 2013 Season-Opener to Southwest Mississippi, 19-15 From NWCCRANGERS.com • August 29, 2013 SENATOBIA – After jumping out to an early 15-0 lead behind a pair of scores from sophomore D’Montrise Swinney and a safety, visiting Southwest rallied for 19 unanswered points and shutout Northwest in the second half as they knocked off the Rangers in the 2013 season-opener, 19-15. Northwest had won four consecutive openers dating back to 2009. Despite outgaining the Bears 366-237 on the night, Northwest was just 1-for-4 in the red zone with two special teams miscues and a turnover on downs late in the fourth quarter. Joshua Barry setup the Rangers’ first score of the season when he picked off Jamil Golden and returned it to the Southwest 23-yard line. Karsten Millet then connected with D’Montrise Swinney three plays later from 20 yards out for a 7-0 lead. A safety on the ensuing kickoff made it 9-0 Northwest after one quarter. The best drive of the night, a 10-play, 84-yard drive, stretched the Northwest lead to 15-0 with 10:08 left in the second and Miller again connected with Swinney, this time from 30 yards, for the touchdown. Southwest looked to have its first score of the night on the ensuing possession, but Chris Jones fumbled into the end zone for a touchback which was recovered by Terrell White. Jones and the Bears made up for the turnover just 4:49 later, when the freshman scored from 14 yards out to make it 15-7 at the half. The drive went 52 yards on eight plays over 3:01. Southwest quickly pulled within 15-13 on its first possession of the second half, driving 65 yards on 11 plays. Jones moved the Bears down the field on the ground with six carries for 33 yards and Golden connected with him from 19 yards out on 3rd-and-16. Northwest’s second drive of the second half was all for naught, as Matt Bratton missed a 30-yard field goal attempt on a lengthy 14-play, 68-yard drive over 8:44. The Bears then took their first lead of the night at the 10:19-mark of the fourth quarter when Tim Lewis picked off Miller’s pass and returned it 71 yards for the eventual game-winning score. Northwest’s last drive of the night was another extended one, covering 61 yards on 17 plays over 8:57, but again the Rangers came up short with no points after 1st-and-goal from the 5-yard line. Miller went 5-for-8 on the drive and hit Kentrell Spencer with a swing pass that appeared to be the go-ahead score, but the official ruled him down despite Spencer never touching the ground and rolling over the top of the defender. Miller finished the night 17-of-30 for 193 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Damian Baker rushed 27 times for 143 yards. Swinney was the team’s leading receiver, hauling in eight passes for 116 yards and two first-half touchdowns. Southwest was led offensively by Jones who rushed 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown. Golden was 10-for18 for 89 yards and a touchdown. Alec Michael and C.J. O’Quin each had 10 tackles for their respective teams.
Sophomore wide receiver D’Montrise Swinney of Itta Bena had eight catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Bears. He eclipsed 100 yards receiving for the third time in his career.
Southwest Northwest Scoring Summary: 1st 11:34 11:25 2nd 10:19 2:27 3rd 10:57 4th 10:25
0 7 6 6 - 19 9 6 0 0 - 15 NWCC - D’Montrise Swinney 20 yd pass from Karsten Miller (Matt Bratton kick) NWCC - TEAM safety NWCC - D’Montrise Swinney 30 yd pass from Karsten Miller (Bratton kick failed) SWCC - Chris Jones 14 yd run (Michal McDaniel kick) SWCC - Chris Jones 19 yd pass from Jamil Golden (Jamil Golden pass failed) SWCC - Tim Lewis 71 yd interception return (Chris Jones rush failed)
Southwest/Northwest Game Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards
SWCC 14 32-148 89 18-10-1 50-237 0-0 1--3 2-43 1-71 4-34.2 2-1 5-55 20:47 6 of 10 0 of 0 2-3 1-1
NWCC 21 40-173 193 30-17-1 70-366 0-0 0-0 5-77 1-36 4-32.0 0-0 9-73 39:13 7 of 17 2 of 4 1-4 1-2
Game Notes: First season-opening loss for Northwest since 2008 Southwest snapped an 11-game losing streak dating back Oct. 2011 Southwest scored 19 unanswered points over the final 3 quarters Northwest was just 1-for-4 in the red zone and 7-of-17 on 3rd down D’Montrise Swinney had eight catches for 116 yards/2 TD, his 3rd career 100-yard receiving game Attendance: 977
Rangers Face Reigning State Champions #9 Co-Lin
Sophomore Damian Baker rushed 27 times for 143 yards in a 19-15 loss to Southwest. He’s 980 yards shy of breaking the school’s career rushing record set during the 1991-92 season.
Northwest is looking for its first win of the 2013 season on Thursday night against the defending state champions and 9th-ranked Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack. Northwest held the edge against Southwest in time of possession, yards and turnovers last week, but was just 1-for-4 in the red zone and couldn’t capitalize on several chances to take the lead. In the game’s final minutes, Kentrell Spencer scored the go-ahead touchdown but was then ruled down by contact. Replays on NJCAA-TV showed he clearly wasn’t down, nevertheless, the Rangers must regroup quickly against a very good opponent riding an impressive regular season winning streak. The Rangers handily beat the Wolfpack 42-21 in Wesson a year ago and led 42-0 late in the third quarter. Overall, Northwest has outscored Co-Lin 73-21 in the last two meetings and has won 14 of the last 18 meetings. Co-Lin is very balanced with 24 sophomores while Northwest will start 13 freshmen, including five on the offensive line. The battle in the trenches will most likely decide the outcome with both teams boasting a solid running game. Special teams could also play a major role.
Northwest Record: 0-1 Ranking: No. 21 JCGridiron.com (preseason ranking) Last Game: August 29 in Senatobia (lost to Southwest Mississippi, 19-15) Head Coach: Brad LaPlante (Winona State, 2001) Career Record: 64-17 (eight seasons) At Northwest: 0-1 (first season)
Record: 1-0 Ranking: No. 9 NJCAA.org (preseason ranking) Last Game: August 29 in Wesson (defeated Northeast, 29-20) Head Coach: Glenn Davis (Delta State, 1982) Career Record: 45-37 (nine seasons) At Co-Lin: same
2013 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 26
2013 Schedule Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 24
SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COPIAH-LINCOLN at Coahoma* NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI* at Itawamba* MISSISSIPPI DELTA* (HC) at Holmes* EAST MISSISSIPPI* at Jones County
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Damian Baker Boston Newsome
D’Montrise Swinney 8 Kentrell Spencer 2
Alec Michael Terrell White
NORTHEAST at Northwest at East Central* HINDS* at Jones County* ITAWAMBA PEARL RIVER* (HC) at Gulf Coast* SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI*
Northwest leads the all-time series with Copiah-Lincoln, 23-13-1 and has won 14 of 18. The Rangers have outscored the Wolfpack 73-21 in the last two meetings.
• Northwest’s loss to Southwest last week snapped a streak of winning four consecutive season-openers dating back to 2009. • Since 2007, Northwest has only lost back-to- back games twice (2007, 2011). •
Sophomore Damian Baker, who rushed for 143 yards on 27 carries last week vs. Southwest, is now 980 yards away from breaking the school’s career rushing record. He needs to average 122.5 yards the final eight games.
• Copiah-Lincoln enters the game with a Top-10 ranking. The Rangers are just 6-14 in the last 20 games against ranked opponents. •
Co-Lin sophomore running back Van Lee was the Wolfpack’s workhorse in the season- opener, rushing for 166 yards and two TDs on 25 carries. He had 422 yards all of last season.
Comparing total offenses in Week 1, Northwest out-gained Co-Lin 366 to 311. Karsten Miller (NWCC) and Daniel Fitzwater (CLCC) had nearly identical numbers in the passing game.
• The Co-Lin defense forced a fumble on the first offensive play from scrimmage for Northeast. Tigers quarterback Jerrard Randall was sacked by Carroll Phillips and the ball was stripped and recovered by the Wolfpack defense. W, 29-20 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.
Courtney Foy Van Lee
Jordan Harris Carroll Phillips Jymal Ellis
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Co-Lin upset the No. 6 ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs 41-37 to win the 2012 MACJC State Championship. It was the Pack’s first state championship since 1985.
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HEAD COACH u 1ST YEAR
Brad LaPlante was named the 28th head football coach in Northwest history on January 17, 2013. "I want to thank Dr. Spears, Cameron Blount and the entire search committee for having the faith in me to lead this program," LaPlante said. "For my wife and two children, this is a great community and a great place in our lives to be right now." LaPlante, 35, is the youngest known head coach in the program's 83-year history and will be formally introduced next week at a press conference in Senatobia. He will immediately hit the recruiting trail with national signing day less than a month away. “We're excited to start a new era of football under coach LaPlante,” third-year athletic director Cameron Blount said. “His work ethic and past success speaks for itself. It's a great opportunity for our kids to excel with the plan coach has for his players moving to the next level. He's come from a winning program at Rochester and we hope that translates to success at Northwest and in the MACJC.” LaPlante spent last season at Manvel High School as the special teams coordinator/defensive line coach and prior to that spent a year at Alvin HS where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Prior to a short stint in the Texas high school ranks, LaPlante spent 11 seasons at NJCAA Division III Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) from 1999-2002 and 2004-10. He spent his first two seasons as the offensive line coach and his second two as the cooffensive coordinator before being named the head coach in 2004. LaPlante had a cumulative head coaching record of 64-16 (53-10 conference record, 10-2 playoff record) from 2004-10 and led RCTC to four state championships in six appearances, five NJCAA bowl games and the 2007 NJCAA Division III National Championship. "It's going to be great to get back to college football and build those relationships again," LaPlante said. "I think that this is one of the premier jobs in the nation and it has a great history. As a staff we want to continue to build on that." During his tenure at Rochester, he coached 114 All-Division players, 35 All-Region players and 18 football All-Americans. He was Region XIII Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2010. In 2007, he received the Rochester Area Sports Commission "Coach of the Year'' award. LaPlante also served as the men's athletic coordinator since 2008 and coordinated intramural athletics at the college. A former All-State player from Chatfield, Minn., LaPlante played center for RCTC in 1997 and 1998, earning all-conference, all-state and all-region honors. Both years, the Yellowjackets were state champions and earned bowl games in New York and Iowa. LaPlante earned his associate's degree from RCTC, bachelor's degree from Winona State University and his master's degree from the University of Minnesota. He is married to the former Christie Bronte and the couple has two children, Carson (7) and Cashton (6). LaPlante replaces Ricky Woods who compiled a 35-13 record (24-6 north division) in five seasons with two north division titles, two runner-up finishes and the school's first bowl win in 20 years.
Coaching Experience 2012: Manvel High School (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line) 2011: Alvin High School (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line) 2004-10: Rochester Community and Technical College (Head Coach) 1999-02: Rochester Community and Technical College (Co-Off. Coordinator/OL)
Question & Answer with Brad LaPlante entering the 2013 season Once again we’re preseason ranked. We are unranked in the NJCAA Poll, but come in at No. 21 by JCGridiron.com. “It’s just awesome that we have so many good teams in this league. When you add in the NJCAA and California teams, that’s a pretty good list to be on. It’s a credit to this fine program and its history.” Talk about the spring and battling the weather. “We started on April 1, and the weather was the biggest issue during the spring. To get quality practices, whether they were in the gym or on the grass, was difficult. We only had a handful of actual grass practices to work with.” Talk about the fall. “We are way tougher, more aggressive and got more plays in than we did in spring ball. I think our quarterbacks are coming along and we’re athletic at the receiver and running back positions. We have some guys on the defensive line that are very explosive, while the secondary is very athletic and explosive. Things are looking up and up for the Rangers.” Entering the season, tell me about some guys that may standout. “Quarteback Karsten Miller and running back Damian Baker have showed a lot of leadership, poise and technique. Kendall Carr and Tarow Barney on the defensive line have showed a lot of great extension and good explosiveness, while Chris Fox and Terrell White have looked good in the secondary. White is the most aggressive player we have on defense and is always flying around on every play.”
We signed 37 players on National Signing Day and only have about a dozen players returning. Talk about the youth of this team. “We only had 12 players from last years roster to work with and have a lot of youth. We had a few tryouts and will have to work to get to our final 55-man roster and the additional redshirts that we’re given. As the year progresses, we hope to show the brand of football that we’re going to play. With so many new kids, you may not see that in Week 1, but we’re certainly excited to get started.” How much pressure do you feel coming in to win in your first season? “We’re just coming in here to work and demand a lot from each other as a staff. We want to do things right and we’re going to hold our players accountable. We want them to have a future after Northwest and that’s why we have study tables and grade checks. If you’re doing things right, there’s no way that success can’t happen.” On challenging the fans to come out with five home games this year. “It’s for the kids. When you take the rules in our league with just eight out-ofstaters, a majority of our roster is in-state kids. There’s no reason to not come out and support our Mississippi kids. There are some tough games against some tough opponents, but we’re excited to have five out of those nine in Senatobia. We’re going to have a new defense, new offense and a different look on special teams. ”
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Offensive Coordinator Offensive Line
Defensive Coordinator Defensive Line
Mike Beagle enters his first season as Northwest's offensive coordinator and will also be working with the offensive line. A native of Richmond, Va., Beagle brings 29 years of coaching experience with stints at every level of college football. This will mark his fifth stop in the junior college circuit, spending time in Alabama, Mississippi and Kansas. His coaching career began at Richmond as a student coach. Beagle's tutored over 20 professional players in the NFL, CFL and AFL in his career. Beagle spent last season as the associate head coach for offense at Division II Chowan University and boasted one of the CIAA's best offenses. The Hawks led the league in rushing (181.1 ypg) and ranked second in the league in scoring (32.8 ppg) and third in total offense (430.7 ypg). Prior to Chowan, Beagle was the head coach at Highland Community College from 2007-11. He oversaw all aspects of the football program as well as taught classes in the health and physical education department and served on the NJCAA Football Coaches Committee as the president for a term. Prior to his five year stint at HCC, Beagle served as head coach (2002-06) and athletic director at North Dakota State College of Science (2004-06). He took the Wildcats to the Graphic Edge Bowl twice and won on both occasions. Beagle's previous experience in the MACJC dates all the way back to 1992 with stops at Jones Junior College, Gulf Coast and at Southwest Mississippi Community College. He's also had stops at Cumberland College, Troy University, the U.S. Military Academy and the University of Tennessee at Martin. As an undergrad, Beagle attended Ferrum College where he was team captain and a member of the 1977 NJCAA National Championship football team. He finished his career at the University of Richmond, where he was the starting center. He holds a master's degree from Troy University and a bachelor's degree from Richmond. Mike has one daughter, Morgan, who is a high school cheerleader and honor student.
Ricky Coon enters his first season as the Rangers’ defensive coordinator and defensive line coach and has six years of prior experience at the junior college level. Coon spent last season at NCAA Division II Southwest Baptist University as the defensive line coach. Prior to SBU, Coon served three seasons (2009-12) as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Ellsworth Community College where 18 of his players received all-conference recognition and three were named NJCAA All-Americans. Coon helped the Panthers to the 2009 NJCAA Region XI Championship, two Midwest Football Conference Playoff Championships (2009, 2010) and two NJCAA bowl game appearances. In 2009, Coon’s defensive unit set a school record for the least amount of yards given up in a bowl game. Prior to his three-year stint at Ellsworth CC, Coon worked at Highland Community College where he served as defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coordinator from 2007-09. Coon’s defensive units finished in the Top 20 in the NJCAA in each of his two seasons, and the defensive unit put together, statistically, the best two defensive units in school history. Seven defensive players were received all-conference honors during his two years. Coon spent the 2006 season at Division II Northern State University where he was the academic coordinator and defensive line coach. A native of Wichita, Kan., Coon got his start in coaching as the defensive line coach and head strength and conditioning coordinator at his alma mater, Bethel College. Coon was a two-time all-conference defensive lineman at Dodge City Community College and Bethel College. Coon also had the privilege of playing two seasons of professional football in the Arena Football League for the Wichita Stealth(AF2) and the Wichita Aviators (APFL). Coon is married to the former Amanda Sanchez. Together they have four children, Taryn (9), Zane (6), Gunner (5) and Bryson (1).
A familiar face around the city of Senatobia and the longest tenured coach on staff, Scott Oakley begins his 10th season leading the Rangers’ wide receiver unit. Under his tutelage, a total of nine receivers/tight ends have gone on to collect MACJC All-State honors (six first teamers). Most recently, Division I signees Lance Ray (East Carolina), Myles White (Louisiana Tech) and Jamal Mosley (Ole Miss). He’s also coached a trio of All-Americans in Ray (2011), Michael Lindsey (2009) and two-time selection, John Harris (2002-03). As a unit, the Rangers’ receiving corps has flourished the previous four seasons since his return, hauling in 190 or more passes each year for over 2,000 yards. The 2008 season saw the unit catch 208 passes (fourth in single-season history), while last year’s squad racked up 2,633 yards and 28 touchdowns which both rank seventh in single-season school history. Oakley’s first stint with the Northwest football program came as an assistant from the 2002-05 seasons under legendary coach Bobby Franklin, serving as the running backs and wide receivers coach. He was a student assistant for the Rangers during the 1998-99 seasons while earning his degree. Oakley then transferred to Ole Miss where he was a football manager for three years and head equipment manager during the 2001 season. While at Ole Miss, Oakley earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and was part of the Rebel football program that earned bowl berths in both 1999 and 2001. Away from the gridiron, Oakley also recently finished up his eighth season as an assistant coach for the Ranger softball program. During his eight years, the Rangers have compiled an overall record of 253-118-1, including a 125-49 mark against opponents from the MACJC north division. Northwest has also captured two division titles during his stay, while boasting four seasons of 30 or more wins. A native of Senatobia, Oakley graduated from Senatobia High School in 1997 and lettered two years in football and three seasons in baseball. He was a member of the Warrior football team that claimed back-to-back district championships. Oakley’s family has been a part of Ranger sports for many years. His grandfather, the late W.C. “Bill” Oakley, is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame while his twin brother, Shane, enters his ninth season as an assistant on the men’s basketball staff.
Wilfred Thomas enters his first season as linebackers coach. Over a coaching career that spans almost 20 years, Thomas is no stranger to success. Thomas was a part of back-to-back conference football championships at Rochester Community and Technical College and won a conference title with the Carolina Eagles. He also won a state title at West Charlotte High School in track and field. Thomas rejoins his fellow counterpart, Brad LaPlante, after working with him during the 2010 season at RCTC. Thomas coached special teams and the secondary for two seasons, with his unit leading the nation in interceptions in 2011 with 38 during the YellowJackets’ undefeated season. The Sanford, Fla., native most recently coached at King High School in Tampa, Fla., working with quarterbacks for the varsity team and serving as head coach for the junior varsity team during the 2012 season. King’s offense ranked second in the county in scoring in his only season. Thomas began coaching football in 1998 in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Brainerd Bills Pop Warner team. Since then, he’s had stops at high schools and colleges all around the country including stints in North Carolina, Minnesota, Connecticut and Florida. As the running backs and special teams coach at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., from 2006-09, Thomas tutored a backfield that ran for over 1,800 yards on the season and had just two fumbles. Other stops for Thomas include Orchard Knob Middle School (1999-2001), West Charlotte High School (2001-03), Barber Scotia College (2003-04), Atlantic College (2005), Brisbane Academy (2006-07) and AFC Rangers High School (2010). He also spent one season with the Carolina Eagles, a semipro team, as quarterbacks coach and special teams coordinator. In 2007, he and the coaching staff led the team to an 11-1 record and a championship year while averaging over 40 points per game. Thomas is a 1979 graduate of Bethune-Cookman College where he earned his bachelors in biology.
Marcus Windham is in his first year as the running backs coach at Northwest, joining new head coach Brad LaPlante’s staff on March 25, 2013. Windham, 28, comes to Northwest from Colquitt County High School (Ga.) where he spent the 2012 season as the receivers coach on Rush Propst’s staff. The Packers went 10-4 in his only season and lost in the semifinals of the GHSA Playoffs. At season’s end, he coached receivers in the War of the Border Georgia vs. Florida All-Star Game. Prior to Colquitt County, Windham spent the 2008-12 seasons at his alma mater Southwest Baptist University as the pass game coordinator and receivers coach. He was also the Bearcats’ film coordinator, academic liaison and assistant travel coordinator. While at SBU, the Bearcats had one of the most prolific offenses in all of NCAA Division II, ranking in the Top 5 in total offense in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was heavily involved in offensive game planning, preparation and distribution of the defensive scouting report. As a player, Windham was a wide receiver/punt returner at Itawamba CC (2003-05) and Southwest Baptist University (2005-07). He ended his SBU career with 142 receptions for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns and was twice named an AllMIAA selection. Off the field, Windham was a two-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2006-07. A native of Macon, Miss., Windham earned a bachelor’s degree in community recreation from SBU in 2009 and is currently working on his master’s in science.
Tres Sullivan enters his first season as the Rangers’ quarterbacks coach, having played the position at both the collegiate level and in the Arena Football League. Sullivan coached the 2011 season at NCAA Division III Rhodes College in Memphis, working with cornerbacks and also assisting with special teams and defensive game planning. Prior to Rhodes, Sullivan spent the 2007-09 seasons at the University of California at Davis. His first season was as an administrative assistant for the defensive staff, while his final two seasons were as the receivers coach. The Aggies went 16-18 overall during his stay. Sullivan went to UC Davis following a coaching stop in the AFL and AFL2 from 2001-06. He was the offensive coordinator and Director of Player Personnel for the Kansas City Brigade in 2006 after serving as offensive coordinator for the Nashville Kats the previous season. Sullivan, a quarterback with the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL in 1995, has also been on staffs with the New Orleans VooDoo (2004), Macon Knights (2002-03) and Wichita Stealth (2001). Sullivan played collegiately at both the University of Texas-El Paso and San Francisco State, later serving as a graduate assistant at UTEP for three seasons. He earned his bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of New Mexico in 1996. Sullivan is married to the former Leslie Rendfrey and the couple have a 4-year-old son, Sully.
Defensive Backs Special Teams Coordinator
Head Strength Coach
Morris Lolar enters his first season as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator, joining the staff in August 2013. Lolar comes to Senatobia from Wichita, Kan., where he spent the past five seasons with the CPIFL’s Wichita Wild, the last three as the head coach. Lolar led the Wild to a 12-2 record and league championship in 2013 and earned Honorable Mention honors as the CPIFL Coach of the Year. During the fall of 2008-12, Lolar was the defensive secondary coach at Friends University, and prior to that, was the defensive coordinator at Wichita East High School in 2007-08. Lolar spent the 2006 season on the coaching staff at Texas A&M Commerce assigned to the defensive secondary, where he coached four All-Lone Star Conference selections, including an NCAA Division II first team All-American. Upon completion of the 1998 season, Lolar began coaching at his alma mater, Friends University, where he was the secondary coach. Lolar coached three all-conference selections, including a two-time NAIA All-American. Following two years at Friends University, he went on to Wichita Northwest High School, where he coached four all-city defensive players, including the State of Kansas Player of the Year, high school All-American, NFL first round draft pick and current Tennessee Titans defensive end, Kamerion Wimbley. Lolar moved on from Northwest to Wichita North High School, where he served as the defensive coordinator. Lolar’s efforts were instrumental in the biggest win-loss turnaround in Wichita North school history. Lolar lettered his freshman season at Minnesota, playing six games in the secondary. He transferred to Friends University in 1990 and was a three-year starter and two-time All-American. Lolar went on to play professionally, spending time at training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs before signing with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In three seasons with Edmonton, Lolar recorded 125 tackles and 11 interceptions - three of which were returned for touchdowns. After earning a starting spot on the defense in his first season with Edmonton, Lolar led the Eskimos to a Grey Cup championship. Lolar graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s in organizational management in 2008 and received his master’s in management in 2010.
Danny Ray Cole is beginning his 12th season at Northwest and his third as the head strength and conditioning coach for all 12 athletic programs starting in July 2011. Named the Junior College Strength Coach of the Year by Samson’s in the March 2010 issue of American Football Monthly magazine, Cole serves as the football team’s strength coach and also was the defensive line coach his first eight seasons from 2001-08. He also teaches fitness and conditioning classes Monday-Thursday and evening classes on the Senatobia campus. Cole, who is a member of the Mississippi Coaches Association, came to Northwest from South Panola High School where he coached the defensive line and was strength and conditioning coach from 1991 through 2000. During his 10-year stay at South Panola, Cole helped the Tigers reach the Class 5A State Championship game on four occasions and won it in both 1993 and 1999. A 1980 graduate of South Panola, Cole attended Northwest for one year and majored in physical education. After Northwest, he earned his B.S. degree in physical education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1991. Away from the playing field, Cole lifts weights as a hobby, which has earned him a place as one of the “Strongest Men in Mississippi” with the Mississippi High School Coaches Association. Cole competed in the super heavyweight category of 300 pounds and up and can bench press 600 pounds and squat 900 and once qualified for the 1986 Olympic team as a world-class bencher.
URETSKY Head Athletic Trainer
Lori Uretsky enters her third season as the head athletic trainer, joining the Northwest family from Rutgers University in July 2011. Uretsky spent the 2008-11 seasons with the Scarlet Knights, responsible for the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of the women’s basketball, men’s/women’s track and field and men’s/women’s golf teams. Prior to Rutgers, the Mercerville, N.J., native spent the 2007-08 season as the head athletic trainer for Nevada’s women’s basketball program, as well as assisting with football, softball, women’s volleyball and overseeing several graduate assistants. Uretsky spent several weeks in the summer of 2008 as a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. While volunteering with the USOC, she provided medical coverage for the men’s boxing team, the men’s volleyball Junior National Team, the A2 Select Team and the men’s gymnastics team. She also provided care to athletes from the men’s and women’s weightlifting, wrestling, women’s volleyball, Paralympics cycling, judo, modern pentathlon, triathlon, Junior National synchronized swimming and men’s cycling and bobsled teams. A collegiate softball player at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pa., from 1995-98, Uretsky was the conference Freshman of the Year in 1995 and a four-time President’s Athletic Conference All-Conference selection. She attended the US Olympic Softball Team Trials in 1998 and 2002. Uretsky earned a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and a minor in biology in 1998 from Waynesburg. She completed her master’s degree in health education with a health science concentration from The College of New Jersey in 1999 and also graduated from the Myotherapy Institute of Massage in Salt Lake City in August 2009.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR u 4TH YEAR
A new direction for Northwest began in June 2010 with the hiring of Cameron Blount as director of athletics and intramural sports, replacing Donny Castle who retired after 10 seasons. Blount has worked at Northwest since 2002, and his duties include overseeing a 10-sport athletic department in addition to intramural sports and supervising the newly renovated McClendon Center, dance studio and game room. Blount also serves as an adjunct instructor for health classes such as tennis, badminton, golf and fitness and conditioning. In his three years as the director of athletics and intramural sports, Blount has hit the ground running and pushed the major issue of upgrading Northwest’s athletic facilities. Just to name a few advancements, lights have been added to the baseball field, a new basketball gym floor was installed in Howard Coliseum and both locker rooms were completely renovated, and new dugouts were built at the softball complex. Before his employment at Northwest, Blount worked for eight years at the Baddour Center in Senatobia as a resident manager and director of vocational services from 1995 through 2002. A Northwest alumnus, Blount played baseball for the Rangers during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. An all-state, all-district and all-region nod during his stay, Blount played second base and led Northwest to a record of 33-12 during his sophomore year in 1988. The Rangers were Region 23 and MACJC North Division champions that season and runners-up for the state title. Blount finished his baseball career at Arkansas-Little Rock where he was selected All-TAAC Conference in 1990. Blount also earned a bachelor’s degree in health education and a minor in sociology. Blount lettered four seasons as a member of the baseball team at Independence High School where he graduated in 1986. Blount is married to the former Kenda Davis of Dallas, Texas. They have three sons – Kyle (21), a senior baseball player at Mississippi College, Cayman (15) and Kenzee (13).
1 Derrell Lovelady So. • WR Tunica, Miss.
12 D’Montrise Swinney
So. • WR Itta Bena, Miss.
19 Boone Frederick Fr. • K/P Olive Branch, Miss.
26 Raphael McClain Fr. • DB Starkville, Miss.
34 Ja’Vinte Gilliam Fr. • LB Horn Lake, Miss.
5 Josh Hamilton So. • WR Tupelo, Miss.
13 Alex Jones Fr. • WR Tunica, Miss.
20 Brandon Mack Fr. • DB Oxford, Miss.
27 Patrick Purnell Fr. • RB Winona, Miss.
35 Sharkey Luna Fr. • LB Coldwater, Miss.
8 Kentrell Spencer Fr. • WR Starkville, Miss.
14 Jonathan Barnett Fr. • DB Moss Point, Miss.
21 Keith Reynolds Jr. So. • DB Durant, Miss.
28 Chris Fox Fr. • DB Yazoo City, Miss.
9 Robert Liggins So. • WR Oxford, Miss.
16 Terrell White So. • DB Orlando, Fla.
22 Shuntez Smith So. • WR Southaven, Miss.
10 Karsten Miller Fr. • QB Lexington, N.C.
17 Taylor Rotenberry So. • FB/TE Batesville, Miss.
24 Damian Baker So. • RB Columbus, Miss.
31 Leevan Bonner Fr. • FS
11 Joshua Barry Fr. • DB Oxford, Miss.
18 Kyle Morgan Fr. • QB Southaven, Miss.
25 Marcel Newson Fr. • DB Coldwater, Miss.
LaTroyce Murden Fr. • DB Southaven, Miss.
Wayne County, Miss.
Boston Newsome Fr. • RB New Albany, Miss.
Josh Gaston So. • TE Olive Branch, Miss.
Quinterio Bailey Fr. • LB Water Valley, Miss.
Hunter Lawrence So. • FB Batesville, Miss.
Bobby Billingsley Fr. • OL Memphis, Tenn.
45 Alec Michael Fr. • LB Oxford, Miss.
50 Kalen Coleman Fr. • LB Oxford, Miss.
51 Josh Rea Fr. • OL Olive Branch, Miss.
53 David Green Fr. • LB Yazoo City, Miss.
55 Justin McCammon Fr. • OL Water Valley, Miss.
Jordan Hall Fr. • OL Olive Branch, Miss.
Demetrius Farmer Fr. • DT Dover, Ohio
Rolandeis Tolliver Fr. • DT Horn Lake, Miss.
T.J. Scales Fr. • OT Potts Camp, Miss.
Nic Thomas Fr. • OL Olive Branch, Miss.
Matt Bratton Fr. • K/P Olive Branch, Miss.
Deuce Lyons Fr. • DE Olive Branch, Miss.
DeAndre Wilson Fr. • OL Opelika, Ala.
91 Johnny Russell Fr. • DE Cleveland, Miss.
Austin Howard Fr. • DE New Albany, Miss. My Kaywa QR-Code
Markevious Garner Fr. • DT Tunica, Miss.
Jamarius Mabry Fr. • WR Jackson, Miss.
95 Tarow Barney So. • DT Bainbridge, Ga.
56 Cortez Coleman Fr. • DE Oxford, Miss.
76 Samuel Edmondson
Fr. • OL Fairview, Tenn.
Kamian Lucas Fr. • TE Cleveland, Miss.
Joseph Phillips So. • DE Childersburg, Ala.
Kendall Carr So. • DL Batesville, Miss.
Rodrickus Hunt Fr. • DL Batesville, Miss.
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2013 NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI RANGERS Football Staff
Head Coach Brad LaPlante (1st Season) Winona State University, 2001 Offensive Coordinator/OL Mike Beagle (1st Season) Richmond University, 1981 Defensive Coordinator/DL Ricky Coon (1st Season) Bethel College, 2005 Defensive Backs Morris Lolar (1st Season) Friends University, 2008 Wide Receivers Scott Oakley (10th Season) Ole Miss, 2001 Linebackers Wilfred Thomas (1st Season) Bethune-Cookman, 1979 Running Backs Marcus Windham (1st Season) Southwest Baptist, 2009 Quarterbacks Tres Sullivan (1st Season) Univ. of New Mexico, 1996 Head Strength Coach Danny Ray Cole (12th Season) Arkansas-Monticello, 1991 Team Managers Kaalyn Clinton, Deyondre Gaston, Angelica Hopkins, Joshua Kidd, Quinneshia Mays, Greg O’Neal, Alex Owens, Cortel Sandridge, Dominique Williams
Athletic Director Cameron Blount (4th Year) Arkansas-Little Rock, 1992 Sports Information Director Kevin Maloney (4th Year) Mississippi State, 2005 Head Athletic Trainer Lori Uretsky (3rd Year) Waynesburg University, 1998 Athletics Secretary Allison Eoff (6th Year) Delta State, 1993
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Derrell Lovelady Josh Hamilton Kentrell Spencer Robert Liggins Karsten Miller Joshua Barry D’Montrise Swinney Alex Jones Jonathan Barnett Terrell White Taylor Rotenberry Kyle Morgan Boone Frederick Brandon Mack Keith Reynolds, Jr. Shuntez Smith Damian Baker Marcel Newson Raphael McClain Patrick Purnell Chris Fox LaTroyce Murden Leevan Bonner Boston Newsome Ja’Vinte Gilliam Sharkey Luna Josh Gaston Quinterio Bailey Hunter Lawrence Alec Michael Kalen Coleman Josh Rea David Green Justin McCammon Cortez Coleman Jordan Hall Bobby Billingsley Demetrius Farmer Rolandeis Toliver Rodrickus Hunt T.J. Scales Nic Thomas Samuel Edmondson DeAndre Wilson Matt Bratton Deuce Lyons Jamarius Mabry Kamian Lucas Joseph Phillips Johnny Russell Austin Howard Markevious Garner Tarow Barney Kendall Carr
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Tunica, Miss. / Rosa Fort HS Tupelo, Miss. / Tupelo HS Starkville, Miss. / Starkville HS Oxford, Miss. / Oxford HS Lexington, N.C. / UNC Charlotte Oxford, Miss. / Lafayette HS Itta Bena, Miss. / Leflore County HS Tunica, Miss. / Lake Cormorant HS Moss Point, Miss. / Moss Point HS Orlando, Fla. / Edgewater HS Batesville, Miss. / Ole Miss Southaven, Miss. / DeSoto Central HS Olive Branch, Miss. / Center Hill HS Oxford, Miss. / Lafayette HS Durant, Miss. / Durant HS Southaven, Miss. / Northeast Mississippi CC Columbus, Miss. / Columbus HS Coldwater, Miss. / Coldwater HS Starkville, Miss. / Starkville HS Winona, Miss. / Winona HS Yazoo City, Miss. / Yazoo County HS Southaven, Miss. / Southaven HS Wayne County, Miss. / Wayne County HS New Albany, Miss. / New Albany HS Horn Lake, Miss. / Horn Lake HS Coldwater, Miss. / Magnolia Heights Olive Branch, Miss. / Olive Branch HS Water Valley, Miss. / Water Valley HS Batesville, Miss. / South Panola HS Oxford, Miss. / Lafayette HS Oxford, Miss. / Lafayette HS Olive Branch, Miss. / Lewisburg HS Yazoo City, Miss. / Yazoo City HS Water Valley, Miss. / Water Valley HS Oxford, Miss. / Lafayette HS Olive Branch, Miss. / Olive Branch HS Memphis, Tenn. / Memphis East HS Dover, Ohio / Dover HS Horn Lake, Miss. / Horn Lake HS Batesville, Miss. / South Panola HS Potts Camp, Miss. / Potts Camp HS Olive Branch, Miss. / DeSoto Central HS Fairview, Tenn. / Fairview HS Opelika, Ala. / Opelika HS Olive Branch, Miss. / Lewisburg HS Olive Branch, Miss. / Center Hill HS Jackson, Miss. / Forest Hill HS Cleveland, Miss. / Cleveland Eastside HS Childersburg, Ala. / Southwest Mississippi CC Cleveland, Miss. / Cleveland Eastside HS New Albany, Miss. / New Albany HS Tunica, Miss. / Rosa Fort HS Bainbridge, Ga. / Bainbridge HS Batesville, Miss. / South Panola HS
2013 COPIAH-LINCOLN WOLFPACK NO
PREVIOUS SCHOOL / HOMETOWN
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Greg Sims Jordan Harris Javon Washington Courtney Foy Bubba Keene Kalen Jackson Carroll Phillips Casey Gladney Jonathan Calvin Arthur Maulet Zack Smith Daniel Fitzwater Ross Hill, Jr. Deâ€™Vante Nichols Edward Muldrow Jimmy Barnes Koy McFarland Diquan Davis Ricky Green Chris Richmond Bejay Welch Josh Russell Roy Bibbs Jymal Ellis Kelton Smith Van Lee Joshua Bates Gabe Terry Justin Morgan DeLance Turner Darius Woodcox Desmond King Teron Fitzgerald Blayne Jones Trent Furr Xavier Dampeer Ryan Proctor Garrett Keating DeMorris Bedford Cullen Greer Terry Smith David Adams Quintarius Willis Jocquell Johnson Zechariah Ray Jacob Fleming Nick Luckey Darrion Hutcherson Germie Martin Tyson McDonald Philanteus Jarrett Anthony Cunningham Darrell Vanerson Ryan Duckworth Demond Tucker
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Brookhaven / Brookhaven, Miss. Clarksdale / Clarksdale, Miss. Natchez / Natchez, Miss. Midfield / Birmingham, Ala. Brookhaven Academy / Brookhaven, Miss. Magee / Magee, Miss. Miami Central / Miami, Fla. Glen Forest / Columbia, S.C. Murrah / Jackson, Miss. Bonnabel / Harvey, La. Brookhaven / Brookhaven, Miss. Calvary / Shreveport, La. Brookhaven / Brookhaven, Miss. Pearl / Pearl, Miss. South Gwinnett / Snellville, Ga. Franklin County / Meadville, Miss. Wesson / Wesson, Miss. Greenville Weston / Greenville, Miss. South Delta / Rolling Fork, Miss. Brandon / Brandon, Miss. Northwest Rankin / Flowood, Miss. Jim Hill / Jackson, Miss. McComb / McComb, Miss. Ridgeland / Ridgeland, Miss. Copiah Academy / Wesson, Miss. Mendenhall / Mendenhall. Miss. Provine / Jackson, Miss. Palm Beach Central / Wellington, Fla. Senatobia / Senatobia, Miss. Perry Central / New Augusta, Miss. Callaway / Jackson, Miss. Southaven / Southaven, Miss. West Gadsden / Hattiesburg, Miss. St. Joseph / Madison, Miss. Ackerman / Ackerman, Miss. Mendenhall / Mendenhall, Miss. Brandon / Brandon, Miss. Adams Christian / Natchez, Miss. John F. Kennedy / Mound Bayou, Miss. Wesson / Wesson, Miss. Port Gibson / Port Gibson, Miss. South Delta / Rolling Fork, Miss. Greenville Weston / Greenville, Miss. Callaway / Jackson, Miss. Yazoo City / Yazoo City, Miss. North Pike / McComb, Miss. Magee / Magee, Miss. Dadeville / Dadeville, Ala. Bogue Chitto / Bogue Chitto, Miss. Magee / Magee, Miss. Hollendale / Hollendale, Miss. Wayne County / State Line, Miss. McComb / McComb, Miss. Taylorsville / Taylorsville, Miss. Hazlehurst / Hazlehurst, Miss.
Head Coach Glenn Davis (10th Season) Delta State University, 1982 Offensive Line Coach Robert McFarland (2nd Season) McNeese State, 1985 Defensive Coordinator Otis Yelverton (1st Season) North Carolina A&T Defensive Backs Calvin M. Green (20th Season) Alcorn State University Running Backs/Special Teams Bill Hemingway (6th Season) Delta State University Defensive Assistant Maurice Johnson (1st Season) Florida A&M University, 1999 Asst Coach/Video Coordinator Dan Reich (2nd Season) University of Central Florida
Athletic Director Gwyn Young (25th Year) Mississippi College Sports Information Director Natalie Davis Asst Sports Information Director Cliff Furr Head Athletic Trainer Matt McClain, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer Jill Koenig, ATC
2013 Northwest Team Statistics
2013 Northwest Individual Statistics (as of Aug. 29)
TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards Kick Return Average PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards Punt Return Average INT RETURNS: #-Yards Int Return Average FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES Red Zone Percentage RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS Red Zone TD Percentage PAT-ATTEMPTS PAT Percentage ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game
RUSHING Damian Baker Boston Newsome Karsten Miller Kentrell Spencer Kyle Morgan Total Opponents
GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 1 27 165 22 143 5.3 0 35 143.0 1 7 19 2 17 2.4 0 6 17.0 1 4 9 1 8 2.0 0 6 8.0 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 3.0 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 2.0 1 40 198 25 173 4.3 0 35 173.0 1 32 158 10 148 4.6 1 14 148.0
PASSING Karsten Miller Total Opponents
GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int 1 126.04 17-30-1 1 126.04 17-30-1 1 104.31 10-18-1
NWCC OPP 15 19 15.0 19.0 21 14 8 9 10 4 3 1 173 148 198 158 25 10 40 32 4.3 4.6 173.0 148.0 0 1 193 89 17-30-1 10-18-1 6.4 4.9 11.4 8.9 193.0 89.0 2 1 366 237 70 50 5.2 4.7 366.0 237.0 5-77 2-43 15.4 21.5 0-0 1--3 0.0 -3.0 1-36 1-71 36.0 71.0 0-0 2-1 9-73 5-55 73.0 55.0 4-128 4-137 32.0 34.2 32.8 34.2 39:13 20:47 7/17 6/10 41% 60% 2/4 0/0 50% 0% 1-2 1-1 2 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 2-3 25% 67% 1-4 2-3 25% 67% 1-2 1-1 50% 100% 977 0 1/977 0/0
RECEIVING GP Dâ€™Montrise Swinney 1 Kentrell Spencer 1 Josh Gaston 1 Damian Baker 1 Jamarius Mabry 1 Derrell Lovelady 1 Robert Liggins 1 Total 1 Opponents 1
No Yds 8 116 2 22 2 16 2 13 1 12 1 11 1 3 17 193 10 89
Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 56.7 193 2 30 193.0 56.7 193 2 30 193.0 55.6 89 1 23 89.0 Avg TD Long Avg/G 14.5 2 30 116.0 11.0 0 16 22.0 8.0 0 11 16.0 6.5 0 14 13.0 12.0 0 12 12.0 11.0 0 11 11.0 3.0 0 3 3.0 11.4 2 30 193.0 8.9 1 23 89.0
TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Karsten Miller 1 34 8 193 Damian Baker 1 27 143 0 Boston Newsome 1 7 17 0 Kentrell Spencer 1 1 3 0 Kyle Morgan 1 1 2 0 Total 1 70 173 193 Opponents 1 50 148 89
2013 Scoring by Quarters BY QUARTERS Northwest Opponents
1st 9 0
2nd 6 7
3rd 0 6
4th 0 6
Total 15 19
Quarterback Karsten Miller
Total Avg/G 201 201.0 143 143.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 366 366.0 237 237.0
2013 Northwest Defensive Statistics (as of Aug. 29) TACKLES SACKS PASS DEFENSE FUMBLES Blocked DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP-GS Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kicks Saf 45 Alec Michael 1 3 7 10 . . . . 1 . . . . 16 Terrell White 1 4 3 7 . . . . . 1-0 . . . 28 Chris Fox 1 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . 95 Tarow Barney 1 3 3 6 4.0-7 0.5-1 . . 2 . . . . 99 Kendall Carr 1 1 3 4 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 21 Keith Reynolds Jr. 1 3 1 4 1.0-4 . . . . . . . . 50 Kalen Coleman 1 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 90 Joseph Phillips 1 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 11 Joshua Barry 1 . 2 2 . . 1-36 . . . . . . 93 Austin Howard 1 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 20 Brandon Mack 1 2 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . 26 Raphael McClain 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 56 Cortez Coleman 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 25 Marcel Newson 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 80 Matt Bratton 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 59 Demetrius Farmer 1 . 1 1 0.5-1 0.5-1 . . . . . . . TM TEAM 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Total 1 24 32 56 6-13 1-2 1-36 1 3 1-0 . . 1 Opponents 1 39 42 81 9.0-26 1-1 1-71 5 1 . . . .
SCORING Dâ€™Montrise Swinney TEAM Matt Bratton Total Opponents FIELD GOALS Matt Bratton
TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 2 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 15 3 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0-1 0 0 19
01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0
PUNTING Matt Bratton Total Opponents
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 4 128 32.0 37 0 0 1 0 4 128 32.0 37 0 0 1 0 4 137 34.2 44 0 1 2 0
KICKOFFS Matt Bratton Total Opponents
No. Yds 3 169 3 169 5 285
Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn 56.3 0 1 . . . 56.3 0 1 43 42.0 23 57.0 0 0 77 41.6 23
Safety Terrell White
NJCAA First Team
Keith Drayton 1994
Emarlos Leroy 1996
Connie Moore 1997
Les Binkley 1998
Johnathan Shaw 1999
Jamaal Jackson 2002
Chris Herring 2003
John Harris 2003
DeVon Hicks 2006
R.J. Brisbon 2006
Michael Lindsey 2009
Donald Hawkins 2011
**Northwest has a combined 27 NJCAA First Team All-Americans (not all pictured)
1957: 1958: 1959: 1960: 1962: 1979: 1982: 1983: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998:
Edwin Thomas; Danny Cranford David Vaughn, C; Bobby Houge, QB Bobby Hogue (honorable mention); David Vaughn (honorable mention) Bryce McCullough; Tommy Poff R.L. Lance (Williamson AA); Billy Gold (Williamson AA) Donnell Townsend, NJCAA (honorable mention); Jimmy Franklin, NJCAA (second team) Eric Schwartz, OG, NJCAA (first team); Terry Lawrence, RB, NJCAA (first team); Bobby Gaston, NJCAA (second team); Henry Williams, RS (first team) John Armstrong, CB, NJCAA (first team) Gerald Perry, OG, NJCAA (first team); Houston Agnew, NJCAA (honorable mention); Jimmy Neal, NJCAA (second team) Leatrice Pickett, RB, NJCAA (second team); James Holloman, NJCAA (honorable mention) Cortez Kennedy, DT, NJCAA (first team); Ricky Blake, RB, NJCAA (first team) Mike McClenton, LB, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Wesley Carroll, WR, NJCAA (hon. mention); JoJo Wright, DB, J.C. Gridwire (scholar athlete); Eddie Blake, OL, J.C. Gridwire (first team) Mike McClenton, LB, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Vince Powell, RB, NJCAA (first team); Eddie Blake, OL, J.C. Gridwire (first team) Kelvin Simmons, QB, NJCAA (honorable mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Ray Barksdale, RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Andre Thompson, DT, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Damon Primus, DT, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Alonzo Horner, LB, NJCAA (first team); Russell Evans, QB, NJCAA (second team); Lonny Calicchio, P/K, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Russell Evans, QB, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Bill McCollins, LB, NJCAA (first team); Lonny Calicchio, P/K, NJCAA (first team); Jeff Miller, OL, NJCAA (second team); Eric Smith, WR, NJCAA (second team); Bryant Mix, DT, NJCAA (honorable mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Lavelle Danzy, RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Phillip Benton, LB, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Fred Thomas, DB, NJCAA (second team); Keith Drayton, DT, NJCAA (honorable mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Keith Drayton, DT, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (first team); Andre Rone, WR, NJCAA (second team); John Avery, RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Cletidus Hunt, DT, NJCAA (second team); Andre Rone, WR, NJCAA (honorable mention) Emarlos Leroy, DT, NJCAA (first team); Shane Hargett, P, NJCAA (second team); Deon Porter, DB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Connie Moore, WR, NJCAA (first team); Kevin Jones, RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Les Binkley, PK, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (hon. mention); Dee Miller, DB, NJCAA (second team), J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Kevin Jones, RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Andre Heard, WR, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Colston Weatherington, DE, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention)
1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012:
Johnathan Shaw, SS, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Michael Allen, OL, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire (second team); Jason Johnson, QB, NJCAA (honorable mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Jason Jones, LB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Omar Rayford, WR, NJCAA (hon. mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Shae Orrell, PK, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Anton Paige, WR, J.C. Gridwire (first team); NJCAA (honorable mention); Will Hall, QB, J.C. Gridwire (second team); NJCAA (honorable mention); Johnathan Shaw, SS, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Andrew Oetzel, OT, NJCAA (honorable mention); Shae Orrell, PK, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Durell Robinson, WR, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Colby Simmons, LB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Jamaal Jackson, CB, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Isaac Harris, OT, J.C. Gridwire (first team); NJCAA (honorable mention); John Harris, WR, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire (third team); Bobby Robison, QB, NJCAA (honorable mention); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) John Harris, WR, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (hon. (mention); Chris Herring, DT, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (second team); Terrell Howard, OT, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Terrence Smith, LB, J.C. Gridwire (first team) Eldra Buckley, RB, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire (second team); Marcus Conner, CB, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire honorable mention; Jess McDonald, OG, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire (second team) Billy Bishop, PK, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Rodney Brisbon, OT, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (second team); DeVon Hicks, DE, NJCAA (first team); J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention); Marcus Johnson, LB, NJCAA (second team) Patrick Trahan, LB, NJCAA (second team); J.C. Gridwire (second team); Daniel Thomas, QB/RB, J.C. Gridwire (honorable mention) Chris Strong, DT, NJCAA (honorable mention) Michael Lindsey, WR, NJCAA (first team) Sam Small, LB, NJCAA (second team); Kevin Buford, K/P, NJCAA (honorable mention) Donald Hawkins, LT, NJCAA (first team); Lance Ray, KR, NJCAA (honorable mention); David Conner, LB, NJCAA (honorable mention) Austin Douglas, C, NJCAA (second team)
Brent Smith 2001
Justin Brewer 2002
Hayden Sullivant 2003
Denny Hansen 2009
NJCAA Football Hall of Fame
Cortez Kennedy 1996 Inductee
Gerald Perry 1997 Inductee
Mike McClenton 2000 Inductee
Bobby Franklin 2005 Inductee
Henry Williams 1997 Inductee
cortez kennedy 2012 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
The road to the NFL runs through
NFL PLAYERS John Armstrong, CB John Avery, RB Jeff Blackshear, OT Willie Blade, DT Eddie Blake, DT Ricky Blake, RB Eldra Buckley, RB Len Burton, OG Lonny Calicchio, K Wesley Carroll, WR Kory Chapman, RB Dan Footman, DT Roy Hart, DT Chris Herring, DT DeVon Hicks, DE Bill Houston, WR Cletidus Hunt, DT Cortez Kennedy, DT Emarlos Leroy, DT
Jeff Miller, OT Bryant Mix, DT Ronnie Monaco, LB Alton Montgomery, SS Gerald Perry, OT Roell Preston, RS Andre Rone, WR Ron Shegog, S Eric Smith, WR Curtis Steele, RB Daniel Thomas, RB Fred Thomas, DB Tom Thompson, RB Patrick Trahan, LB Colston Weatherington, DE Leonard Wheeler, FS Henry Williams, RS Mitch Young, DT
• 20 All-Time NFL Draft Picks • 5 Current Professional Players • 1 NFL Hall of Famer • 1 CFL Hall of Famer
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2013-14 Northwest Color Guard
Aime Anderson, Advisor
Pictured front row (L to R): Tori Summers, Anastasija Markic, Mallory Pounds, Tammy Davis Middle Row: Kayce Young, Audrey Jones, Sammie Talbert, Shelby Smith, T.J., Meghan Browning Back row: Haleigh Ferguson, Ashley Simon, Rachel Jackson, Ashlee Walker, Ashley Weaver.
Front Row: Carolin Ouch, Brittany Burns, Captain Elainna Ferrell, Fenisha Chatmon, Allie Mahoney Second Row: Straunjeâ€™ Jackson, Alicia Lemons, Savannah Mask, Shanda Cunningham, Candace Hubbert, Briana Patton Back Row: Shay Dudley, Samantha Staggs, Heather Pate, Ashley Hunt, Madison Pickett
Ranger Band Directors
2013-14 Northwest Cheerleaders Pictured front row (L to R): Chance Simmons, Megan Wootten, Kayla Witt, Madison Morgan, Shelbi Dunlap, Courtney Mitchell, Georgia Dulin, Lee Williams. Middle Row: Gerald Johnson, Breanna Bess, Amanda Rayburn, Katelyn McCluskey, KK Williams, John Cotton. Back Row: Greg Traylor, Lauren Carson, Lindsay Abston, Kayla Lunamand, Celeste Romanoli, Brandon Casey.
2013-14 Team Captains
Coaches & Sponsor
Lauren Carson and Shelbi Dunlap.
Nolan Shackleford, Liesl Davenport and Trey Griffin.
Do you have spirit? The Ranger Cheerleaders are high-energy, have loads of personality and love to cheer. The co-ed squad supports the collegeâ€™s athletic teams while boosting fan support and having fun. They represent Northwest at football and basketball games and travel to bowl games and tournaments around the nation. Although they are non-competitive, certain requirements must be met at tryouts held each spring.
For more information contact: Liesl D. Davenport, Cheer Sponsor Work: (662) 562-3899 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members must be proficient in stunting, motions, toe touches and cheering, maintain a certain fitness level and receive a positive recommendation from their most recent cheer sponsor.
BOBBY FRANKLIN FIELD
uRanger Stadium at Bobby Franklin Field is the home of Northwest Ranger football. This beautifully landscaped, lighted facility features home/visitor concession stands, seating for approximately 3,000 spectators and newly-constructed restroom facilities. In 2005, the field at Ranger Stadium was named for longtime head coach Bobby Franklin who retired at the end of the 2004 season.
BOBBY FRANKLIN FIELD
TOP ATTENDANCE GAMES
Yearly Attendance Year Record Pct. Total 2005 0-4 .000 3,100 2006 3-2 .600 2,900 2007 3-1 .750 3,300 2008 3-1 .750 3,000 2009 2-3 .400 4,200 2010 5-1 .833 8,222 2011 2-2 .500 8,558 2012 4-0 1.000 7,625 2013 0-1 .000 977 Totals 22-15 .595 41,882
Avg. 775 580 825 750 840 1,370 2,140 1,906 977 1,131
Top 10 Bobby Franklin Field Crowds 1. 9/29/11 #15 Northeast L, 28-34 2. 9/27/12 #20 Itawamba W, 49-7 3. 9/15/11 #8 East Mississippi L, 42-45 4. 9/13/12 Coahoma W, 44-6 5. 9/1/11 #8 Pearl River W, 56-55 6. 10/16/10 Mississippi Delta W, 33-3 7. 9/23/10 Coahoma W, 37-7 8. 10/22/11 Holmes W, 66-41 9. 11/6/10 #12 Gulf Coast L, 24-52 10. 9/9/10 East Central W, 41-26
2,772 2,669 2,219 2,102 2,101 1,733 1,489 1,466 1,452 1,339
uThe McClendon Center, which houses the student union and was reopened this fall, has two recreational gyms and separate weight rooms for student-athletes and faculty/staff/students. The athletic weight room has four multi-stations with four double-sided platforms, a leg press, three treadmills, three elliptical machines, a jammer and a dumbell rack ranging from 5 to 95 pounds.
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