Gazebo Gazette

As expected Monday morning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) moved into the top spot of new NJCAA Football Rankings. Gulf Coast picked up 15 of 16 first-place votes.

It’s the Bulldogs’ first time at No. 1 since 2013 when they started the season there and stayed there until losing their fourth game of the season.

MGCCC travels to Decatur on Thursday to play No. 19 East Central, which is tied for first in the MACJC South with the Bulldogs. Gulf Coast is 6-0 overall, 3-0 division. The Warriors are 4-2, 3-0.

Mississippi Gulf Coast moved to the top of the NJCAA football rankings this week, but coach Jack Wright and his Bulldogs aren’t talking about that or any other statistics headed into a Thursday showdown at East Central.

Gulf Coast is 6-0, ranked No. 1, and East Central is 4-2, ranked No. 19. Kickoff in Decatur is set for 6:30 p.m. The game can be watched at

The two teams are the last unbeaten teams in South play, and it’s easy to see why East Central is there.

Gulf Coast has won 14 of the last 16 meetings, dating back to 2003 and is averaging 37.8 points in that time.