From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PERKINSTON, Miss. — The top-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College captured their fourth NJCAA national football championship in seven years with a 31-28 victory over No. 2 Arizona Western College during Sunday afternoon’s NJCAA Football Championship Game/Mississippi Bowl X played at A.L. May Memorial Stadium on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College campus in Perkinston, Miss.
Cole Baker, a former Clay-Chalkville standout, made five tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to help the Lions to the win.
Joining previous national titles earned in 2011, 2013 and 2014, EMCC becomes the first Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges member school to reach four national football championships as recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Baker, a sophomore transfer from Delta State, holds Division I FBS offers from Ohio and Buffalo as well as several FCS offers.