The 2020 Mississippi Association of Community College Conference (MACCC) league is underway, proving that Mississippi can effectively host football games during a pandemic. Coahoma Community College will face off against the current north conference leader, Northeast Mississippi Community College, on Thursday evening. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Northeast home crowd in Booneville, Mississippi.
The CCC Tigers are currently ranked second in the conference coming off their win against Itawamba Community College (37-23).
Head coach Travis Macon is aware of Northeast's two-game winning streak and believes the level of high competition his team is carrying to Booneville will produce one of the best matchups in the MACCC North division.
"We are going to be faster, more aggressive, and make sure we perfect the small things. This is a big ball game in the north. The winner of this game is pretty much in the driver seat, that's the approach my coaches and I are taking," said Macon.
The Tigers are coming off a bye week and have used this time to become stronger and perfect plays that could have produced an even bigger win against ICC.
"We left a lot of points out there against ICC. We missed blocks. The quarterback made the wrong read. This week in training we focused on capitalizing on all opportunities that will present itself on Thursday night," said Coach Macon.
Thursday's game will be the start of five straight consecutive competitions, including two away games and three home games. The Tigers aim to improve on every matchup as the season progresses. Coach Macon is excited to see his defensive team grow to become the best in the state.
"We have sharpened up from the ICC game," Macon continued. "We are going to fit in our gaps right, on the back end using odd disciplines and ensuring we run into the football."
CCC will be trying to disrupt NEMCC's winning streak during their homecoming week. Coach Macon is in a compromising position as he is facing off against his alma mater and the college that gave him his first coaching job.
"It's a good feeling. I feel as if I am going back for homecoming. I want this homecoming to be a joyous one for me when CCC gets the win. I love the people at Northeast, and it will always be home, but I am going for the win," said Coach Macon.
"The New Coahoma" will be looking to even the score against Northeast as they fell short in last year's match up 26-17 here in Clarksdale.
You can catch all the live action right here on www.coahomasports.com or listen via radio on WCQC 91.3 FM, "The Voice of Coahoma."