EMCC’s Miller named MACJC’s Special Teams Player of the Week

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For Daily Times Leader
Staff Writer

East Mississippi Community College’s Josh Miller has been named the MACJC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts during the top-ranked Lions’ 24-21 road victory over 20th-ranked East Central Community College last Thursday in Decatur.

Miller, a sophomore defensive back, returned a blocked punt for a 34-yard touchdown in addition to blocking a potential go-ahead point-after-touchdown attempt late in the game against ECCC.  Miller was also credited with seven total tackles combined between his free safety and special teams play.

With 3:51 left to play after East Central tied the game at 21-21 with a touchdown, Miller blocked the ensuing PAT attempt to provide the momentum heading into the Lions’ late-game drive that resulted in Josh Smith’s game-winning field goal with four seconds left.  Earlier in the game, the West Marion High School product helped give EMCC a 14-6 lead when he scooped and scored from 34 yards out following Adrian Miller’s blocked punt.

Coach Buddy Stephens’ reigning national champion EMCC Lions (5-0, 2-0 MACJC North) travel to Senatobia to take on the second-ranked Rangers of Northwest Mississippi (5-0, 2-0 MACJC North) during Thursday’s much-anticipated rematch of the last two MACJC state championship games won by East Mississippi. 

Kickoff at Bobby Franklin Field is set for 6:30 p.m. on the NWCC campus. 

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