East Mississippi Community College

EMCC wins national title

Patterson High School alum Lorenzo Phillips and East Mississippi Community College defeated Iowa Western 34-17 in the NJCAA Football Championship Game Sunday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Phillips had five total tackles in the win, including a sack, and two quarterback hurries. Above is Phillips during earlier season action. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of East Mississippi Community College)

Time after time, East Mississippi Community College presented itself with golden opportunities Sunday in Mississippi Bowl VII.

Phillips, East Mississippi to play for NJCAA national title

East Mississippi Community College standout Lorenzo Phillips, right, and his teammates will play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship Saturday at the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi, Mississippi. Phillips, a Patterson High alum, is among the nation’s leaders in sacks this season with 13. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of East Mississippi Community College)

For former Patterson High standout and LSU football player Lorenzo Phillips, a National Junior College Athletic Association Championship would be just the beginning of his redemption.

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