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Eastern Arizona College accepts Mississippi Bowl invitation, facing Jones College

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By Kris McBride

Thatcher, AZ—The seventh-ranked Eastern Arizona College football team has accepted an invitation to participate in the Mississippi Bowl at historic A. L. May Memorial Stadium in Perkinston, Miss., on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. The EAC Gila Monsters will take on No. 5 Jones College (Ellisville, Miss.).

Eastern Arizona College finished the 2018 regular season 9-2 and won the Western States Football League title with a 24-17 win over No. 9 Snow College. In addition, the Gila Monsters’ defensive line has been ranked third in the country with 268.8 yards.

“We’re thrilled to accept this invitation and look forward to a match-up against Jones College,” said EAC Coach John O’Mera. “I’m proud of this team and what we’ve accomplished this year. We are excited to build on our success by striving to achieve a third consecutive bowl win.”

Jones College finished its season 9-2, narrowly losing to No. 1 East Mississippi in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges championship game. The Bobcats won the South Division title, ranking 14th in team defense with 259 yards and 23rd in team offense with 377.6 yards.

This will be the first appearance in the Mississippi Bowl for both teams. No other NJCAA bowl game features two top-10 teams.

Tickets can be purchased through the Mississippi Bowl’s website at Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.