Pearl River Still #1

COLORADO SPRINGS (Sept. 11, 2007) – Pearl River Community College (Miss.) stays No. 1 in the NJCAA / JC Poll released Tuesday. The Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season with a 35-0 shutout victory over Coahoma Community College (Miss.). They received 102 total poll votes and four of seven first place votes.

Pearl River Wildcats Still No. 1 in NJCAA / JC Poll

Snow College (Utah) remains No. 2 after improving to 3-0 on the season. The Badgers totaled 98 poll votes and two first place vote. Blinn College (Texas) is a No. 3 after their by week and received one first place vote, while Butler Community College (Kan.) stays at No. 4.

Lackawanna College (Pa.) moves up to No. 5 this week after winning their first scheduled contest of the season. They received 72 total votes this week.

Pearl River rode the play of their redshirt-freshman quarterback Lance Ceuvas to their second win of the season on Sept. 6. Ceuvas completed 15-of-25 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-0 win over Coahoma. He completed touchdown strikes to Ike Bowden (51 yards), Jerry Duncan (50 yards), Chris Reed (18 yards) and Roger Frazier (15 yards).

The Wildcats will next travel to Perkinston to face the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs, who moved up three spots this week to No. 6, on Thursdday, Sept. 13, in this week’s NJCAA Football Game of the Week.   
Snow College won their third game of the season on Sept. 8 with a 52-0 thumping of Pima Community College (Ariz.). Badger running back Soni Sotele rushed for 115 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Jon Eastman totaled 179 yards through the air and two touchdown passes in the win. Snow will next travel to Yuma, Ariz., to battle Arizona Western College on Sept. 15.

No. 4 Butler Community College pitched its second-consecutive shutout with a 31-0 defeat of previous No. 15 Garden City Community College (Kan.) on Sept. 8. The win improves the Grizzlies record to 3-0. The Grizzly defense was vital in their third victory of the season as they stripped Garden City quarterback Eugene Smith of the ball late in first quarter and linebacker Mikhail Lindsay recovered the ball in the endzone for Butler’s first touchdown of the game. Lindsay then recovered another fumble in the fourth quarter and ran 37 yards for another touchdown. The Butler defense helped mitigate a poor showing from the Grizzly offense, which produced just 189 total offensive yards. The Grizzlies held Garden City to minus -21 yards rushing and 115 yards passing. Butler will next host Independence Community College (Kan.) on Sept. 15.

Moving up to No. 5 this week is Lackawanna College (Pa.). The Pioneers won their first scheduled contest of the 2007 season on Sept. 9 with a 45-7 defeat of Bucknel University JV. Lackawanna is coming of a great 2006 season, which included a perfect 10-0 record and a win over Glendale Community College (Ariz.) in the Valley of the Sun Bowl.

Sept. 11, 2007

1 Pearl River Community College (Miss.) 2-0 Votes: 102 (First place: 4) Last rank: 1
Defeated Coahoma 35-0 for their second win.

2 Snow College (Utah) 3-0 Votes: 98 (First place: 2) Last rank: 2
Defeated WSFL foe Pima 52-0 to move to 3-0.

3 Blinn College (Texas) 2-0 Votes: 92 (First place: 1) Last rank: 2
Bye week

4 Butler Community College (Kan.) 3-0 Votes: 80 Last rank: 4
Shutout opponent for second straight week with a 31-0 win over previous No. 15 Garden City.

5 Lackawanna College 1-0 Votes: 72 Last rank: 6
Got first win of the season on 9/9 with 47-5 victory over Bucknell JV.

6 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 2-0 Votes: 65 Last rank: 9
Moves up three spots this week after 37-7 win over Northeast Mississippi.

7 Eastern Arizona College 2-0 Votes: 63 Last rank: 10
Picked up their first win over Glendale since 1997 with 21-13 victory over the Gauchos.

8 Cisco Junior College (Texas) 2-0 Votes: 55 Last rank: 8
Defeated the Air Force JV squad 35-27 in Colorado Springs on 9/7.

9 Iowa Central Community College 2-0 Votes: 51 Last rank: 14
Took down previous No. 17 Joliet 14-10 for a big Midwest Football Conference win.

10 Rochester Community & Tech. College (Minn.) 3-0 Votes: 44 Last rank: 11
Moved to 3-0 on the season with 31-15 win over previous No. 20 Vermilion.

11 Georgia Military College 1-1 Votes: 19 Last rank: 5
Lost a double-overtime thriller to Trinity Valley (Tex.) 38-31.

11 Jones County Junior College (Miss.) 2-0 Votes: 19 Last rank: NR
Picked up their second win on 9/8 when they defeated previous No. 15 NW Miss. 20-7.

13 Nassau Community College (N.Y.) 2-0 Votes: 18 Last rank: 19
Easily handled Navy Prep 31-7 on 9/8.

14 Glendale Community College (Ariz.) 1-1 Votes: 12 Last rank: 7
Lost 21-13 to No. 7 Eastern Arizona.

15 Ridgewater College (Minn.) 3-0 Votes: 10 Last rank: 18
Stayed unbeaten with 18-13 win over Itasca (Minn.).

16 North Iowa Area Community College 2-0 Votes: 8 Last rank: NR
Won big, 45-14, on 9/8 against Ellsworth (Iowa).

17 Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) 2-0 Votes: 7 Last rank: NR
The Artichokes got their second win of the year with a 48-28 victory over Arizona Western.

18 Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.) 1-1 Votes: 5 Last rank: NR
Knocked off previous No. 13 College of DuPage 30-27 on 9/8.

18 College of DuPage (Ill.) 2-1 Votes: 5 Last rank: 13
Lost 30-27 to No. 18 Grand Rapids.

20 Harper College (Ill.) 2-1 Votes: 4 Last rank: NR
Defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater JV 37-35.

Others Receiving Votes: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 3, Garden City Community College (Kan.) 3, Mesa Community College (Ariz.) 2, Erie Community College (N.Y.) 2, Joliet Junior College (Ill.) 1

Dropped from Rankings: Coffeyville Community College (Kan.) 12, Garden City Community College (Kan.) 15, Northwest Mississippi Community College 15, Joliet Junior College (Ill.) 17, Vermilion Community College (Minn.) 20

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