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Kemper County set to host Velma Jackson Friday

The Kemper County Wildcats will be heading to the second round of the MHSAA Class 2A Football Playoffs this Friday as they will host Velma Jackson, at EMCC.

Sophomore quarterback Will Rogers broke several Mississippi State and SEC offensive records last Saturday as he led the Bull­dogs past Kentucky, 31-17.

EMCC Lions conclude fall golf slate

GULFPORT — The East Missis­sippi Community College men’s golf team completed fall tourna­ment competition with a 10th-place finish at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Fall In­vitational.

Haggard counting on key returnees to carry KA

Coach Betty Lynn Haggard is back for her second season back as the Kemper Academy basketball coach. Haggard is looking to bring winning bas­ketball to KA.

No. 1 EMCC completes unbeaten regular season

FULTON – The top-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Commu­nity College completed their fifth unbeaten regular-season football slate since 2011 with a 34-9 road win over Itawamba during Thurs­day’s MACCC North Division ac­tion played at Eaton Field on the ICC campus.

Wildcats escape warriors in final seconds

The Kemper County Wildcats barely escaped the Nanih Waiya Warriors last Thursday, however the visitors showed who they were and came from behind to win 34-28, finishing the season undefeated in division.

No KCHS Playoff Tickets Sold At Gate

By direction of the Mis­sissippi High School Activ­ities Association (MHSAA) all tickets to this week’s playoff football games must be purchased through gofan.co, includ­ing Kemper County’s home match-up on Friday night with Collins in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A Playoffs.

The 1999 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves was expected to be a classic.

Ole Miss defeated LSU, 31-17, this past Saturday and moved up to No. 9 in the AP College Football poll this week. Ole Miss (6-1, 3-1) used an ever-improving defense and a solid ground game to take down LSU for the first time since 2015.

Rams explode for 54 Points in Senior Night win

All four seniors scored on Kemper Academy’s senior night as the Rams rolled to a 54-6 win over visiting West Memphis Christian School on Friday night.

Lions improve to 8-0 with solid win over Co-Lin

In their non-division, regular-season fi­nale, the third-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College re­mained undefeated on the year with a 31-7 road win over the Copiah-Lin­coln Wolves during Thurs­day night MACCC football action played at H.L. Stone Stadium on the Co-Lin campus.

EMCC jumps to top of NJCAA Rankings

The Lions of East Mississippi Community College have re­turned to the top of the NJCAA Division I football rankings ac­cording to a poll released on Monday.

My childhood friend David Keen and I had a lot of dreams, most of which — even at the ages of 8 and 9 — we had enough sense not to pursue. 

Ole Miss Rebels pick up “trashy” win

Ole Miss captured its first win in Knoxville since 1983 as they held off Tennessee, 31-26. The game was only part of the story as the contest was held up for 20 minutes during the final 58 seconds because of the actions of Volunteer fans who pelted the field with trash as they dis- agreed with a spot call on a fourth down play. 

Lions climb to No. 3 in NJCAA

Fresh off the heels of a 52-6 thrashing of then No 15-ranked Coahoma, the East Mississippi Community College football team has moved two steps up the ladder to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division I Football Poll. 

EMCC Lions clinch spot in playoffs

The fifth-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College secured a share of their 10th MACCC North Division football title since 2008 with Thursday’s 52-6 home victory over the visiting 15th-ranked Coahoma Tigers at EMCC’s Sullivan-Wind- ham Field. 

Wildcats looking to seal the deal Friday

The Kemper County Wildcats (2-0) could seal the district championship Friday with a win over 1-1 Philadelphia.

Avery Luke represents Kemper Academy

Sometimes a photo really does tell the story, even years later. That is certainly the case of Avery Luke. 

Dawkins pleased with KA’s team effort

The Kemper Academy Rams fought hard in their long road trip to Ben’s Ford, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The Rams lost 50-36 after coming back from down four touch- downs. 

EMCC women’s rodeo team takes Ozark Region win

SIKESTON, Mo. — The East Mississippi Commu- nity College women’s rodeo team claimed its 10th NIRA Ozark Region event team title in school history by earning first- place honors this past weekend at the Three Rivers College Champi- onship College Rodeo. 

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