BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The East Mississippi Community College football team ripped off 11 straight wins this season and are ranked number two in the nation. They braved the cold, windy conditions on the practice field Saturday morning to prepare for their championship matchup against Georgia Military College on Sunday.
Lions head coach Buddy Stephens, a former assistant at Pearl River, is participating in his second National Title game at East Mississippi. His Lions won it all in 2011.
"You want to bring home the national championship trophy. That's why we're here," said Stephens.
"Our guys, we have such a great team and a great bunch of young men and they deserve to come home with the national championship trophy, and I hope we do."
East Mississippi is 31 and 2 in their last 33 games. Sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt leads a Lion's offense that has racked up 63 points per game.
"I've always taken pride in being a good leader," said Pruitt.
"Whenever you get a good leader to lead, good things happen."
Georgia Military College head coach Bert Williams is a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame. His top ranked Bulldogs were loose this afternoon as they hit the practice field at Biloxi Stadium.
Williams led the Bulldogs to a national title in 2001 and finished in second place in 2002 and 2005.
"We've had a lot of tough road games and played more ranked teams, top ten teams than anybody in the country," said Williams.
Jovon Robinson leads the potent Georgia Military College offensive attack, averaging almost 200 yards a game on the ground.
The two teams are set to lay it all on the line Sunday afternoon in Biloxi.