FULTON, Miss. (WCBI/LetsGoICC.com) – Itawamba Community College QB Griff Loftis has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Indians’ 40-7 season-opening victory over East Central Community College.
“It’s a great honor anytime a player is recognized for an award in this league,” said ICC head football coach Jon Williams. “Griff did an outstanding job running the offense. You could really see where all the hard work and dedication to get better during the offseason really paid off for him and hopefully he can continue to build to get better as the season progresses.”
The sophomore from Mooreville connected on 28 of 47 passing for 343 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions while rushing for 20 yards on four carries on Military Appreciation Night.
“This is really a team award,” said Loftis. “The offensive line did an outstanding job blocking all night, the running backs kept the defense on their heels, and the receivers did a great job of running routes and getting open for us to be able to win and for us to earn this award as a team.”
The Indians jumped up a spot to No. 15 in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Top 20 National Football Poll while moving up three spots to No. 16 in the JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 JUCO Football Poll.
ICC will travel to Southwest Mississippi Community College (1-0; 0-0 MACJC South) on Thursday night to take on the Bears at 7:00 in their home opener in Summit.