Junior Colleges

Seven PRCC standouts named to MACJC All-Star Game

Seven sophomore football players from Pearl River Community College will play their final junior college game on Saturday, when they compete for the South Division team in the annual MACJC All-Star Game.

Kickoff at Biloxi Indian Stadium is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Wildcats who are on the South All-Star roster are quarterback Mac Lowrie, wide receiver Corey Husband, linebackers Jarkeith Ruffin and Jason Funchess, tight end Anthony Jones, center Ryan Rainey and defensive end Kenneth Edwards.

Ruffin, a product of West Lauderdale High School, led the Wildcats with 77½ total tackles this past season and had 2½ sacks for 16 yards in losses. Edwards, from Noxubee County High, had 47 tackles and five sacks, and Funchess, from Mendenhall, had 22 tackles.

Rainey, from Harrison Central, and Husband, a product of Forrest County AHS, were two-year starters for the Wildcats. Lowrie was a transfer from Boston College and Jones came to PRCC after a year at Louisiana-Lafayette.

The MACJC All-Star Game is part of the festivities surrounding the eighth annual Mississippi Bowl, to be played at 2 p.m. Sunday between Northwest Mississippi and Rochester, Minn., which will determine the NJCAA national champion for 2015. This will be the third consecutive season that the Mississippi Bowl has determined the NJCAA champion. The bowl game will be streamed live over the internet on livestream.com/BulldogLive or njcaatv.com.

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