Mississippi College Alumni Magazine | Summer 2012

Choctaw Sports Round-Up

MC Choctaws gear up for the 2012 season

Documenting the Backyard Brawl

Backyard Brawl fans can count on another fight to the finish when Mississippi College meets Millsaps College in one of Mississippi’s biggest annual football grudge matches. Millsaps is sure to enter the 2012 Brawl with revenge on their minds after dropping three straight to the Choctaws, including 2011’s nail biting, 33-27 overtime finish.

This year’s Brawl will be part of a documentary called “Grudge Match.” Coordinated by the Mississippi Sports Council, the documentary will include interviews with current coaches and players as well as former Backyard Brawlers.

The Backyard Brawl is set for 7:00 p.m. on August 30 at Millsaps’ Harper Davis Field. Tickets are on sale now for Choctaw fans who wish to be a part of yet another Backyard Brawl, and perhaps make documentary history in the process.

Be There to Cheer on the Blue & Gold

Based on spring workouts, Choctaw Coach Norman Joseph is optimistic about the 2012 football season. With fleet-footed sophomore Jacob Becker at running back, punter Craig McCraney transferring in from Hinds Community College, and talented players Beaux Gipson, Jonathan Redd, and Tyler Kirkindoll all competing for the job of quarterback, MC is poised for a strong season. 






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