Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In case you missed the game of the week

For the state juco title, it was East Mississippi Community College 75, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 71.

In regulation.

You can read about the shootout here and here.

Everybody still refers to Gulf Coast as Perk, short for Perkinston, where the main campus is tucked away. And up in that part of the state, East Mississippi is sometimes called Scooba U.

Understand that the Great State of Mississippi has long had top-notch junior college football programs, winning 7 national championships since 1971 and sending a slew of players on to SEC and other schools (including Alabama's Terrence Cody, who played at Perk). East Mississippi is now ranked fifth nationally and Perk seventh.

Best postgame quote, from Perk coach Steve Campbell: "We'll learn something from this. I don't know what, but we'll learn from it."

-- R. Trentham Roberts