JCJC releases 2010 football schedule

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 15:20:37

 ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host longtime South Division rivals Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Hinds Community College and Pearl River Community College during the 2010 football season.

The Bulldogs will visit Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field on Saturday, Sept. 18, while the Eagles will be JCJC’s Homecoming opponent on Saturday, Oct. 9. The Wildcats will close the regular season with a contest on Saturday, Oct. 30, according to the schedule, which was released by the school on Monday.

Fifth-year head coach Eddie Pierce’s Bobcats will open the season with a pair of lengthy road trips. JCJC travels to Moorhead to begin the season at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, against Mississippi Delta Community College and they follow that up with a game at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, game in Clarksdale vs. Coahoma Community College.  

JCJC then plays its home opener at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, against Gulf Coast. It will be the annual “Hall of Fame” game in which three new members will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.

The Bobcats then head to Wesson to meet Copiah-Lincoln Community College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, and return home to face Holmes Community College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30.

JCJC then hosts Hinds for Homecoming at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The Bobcats then travel to Decatur to meet East Central Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Jones will go to Summit to meet Southwest Mississippi Community College at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The Bobcats close the season at home at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 against Pearl River.

JCJC adds Coahoma and Holmes from the North Division to this year’s schedule. Those two teams replace Itawamba and East Mississippi from last year.

JCJC posted a 6-4 record in 2009, finished second in the South Division and advanced to the MACJC playoffs, where they lost to eventual state champion East Mississippi Community College.

All JCJC football games will air on www.jcjc.tv and on WGDQ-FM, 93.1, while all home games will be shown live on www.jcjc.tv.


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