PHOTO: Jared Thomas/JUCO Weekly
PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast is looking forward to playing back at home, where it's unbeaten in 2017, when Mississippi Delta visits A.L. May Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs will be trying to get back on the winning track after a loss at Hinds, where early problems dug a hole.
"I thought last week, we came out more ready to play than the week before," Gulf Coast coach Chad Huff said. "We've got to come out and dictate things, play smart. The first two drives, it wasn't lack of effort, it was mistakes."
The Thursday game kicks off at 7 p.m. It can be watched online at https://livestream.com/BulldogLIVE/events/7768436 or heard on SuperTalk 103.1 FM.
Delta is winless after its first five games, but it comes with a big qualifier.
"Delta's has had an unbelievable first five games of the year," Huff said. "Their schedule they've hit is a lot of great, talented football teams."
The Trojans opened with Copiah-Lincoln, then ranked 18th, followed by Jones County, which has only one loss to No. 1 East Mississippi. They then played Holmes, which reached No. 3 in the NJCAA poll, Northwest, then ranked 19th but which just won at Holmes, and last week, a loss to No. 1 East Mississippi.
The Bulldogs will try to hand Delta loss No. 6, but more importantly win No. 4 on their ledger.
"At the end of the day, it's about controlling ourselves and our football team right now," Huff said. "We have to get as mentally focused and ready to play as we can. We're looking forward to playing at home, in front of our home crowd."
WHO: Mississippi Delta (0-5) at MGCCC (3-2)
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
WHERE: A.L. May Memorial Stadium, Perkinston
ONLINE: Watch https://livestream.com/BulldogLIVE
LISTEN: SuperTalk Mississippi 103.1 FM
Series record: Gulf Coast leads 23-16
First Meeting: 1929
Last Meeting: Oct. 6, 2016, MGCCC 42, Hinds 0
Notes: Gulf Coast has won three straight in the series, dating back to 2010 … The Bulldogs are averaging 41.7 points in the streak, allowing 4.7 points … Last year's 42-0 win was Gulf Coast's 10th shutout in series history
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