By Datti Jinkiri
Pearl High School graduate Sam Brumfield added yet another championship to his junior college football resume. The linebacker played a major part in Northwest Mississippi Community College's 56-21 win over Hinds Community College in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) Championship Game.
Brumfield was a fixture in the Hinds backfield as he tallied four total tackles, 2.0 sacks, and two quarterback hurries. Those two sacks accounted for a loss of 12 total yards.
This is Brumfield's second consecutive MACCC Championship with Northwest. He made three tackles in the Rangers' 2020 MACCC Championship win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Brumfield currently is 11th in the country with an impressive 83.0 total tackles. He has also added 5.0 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery this season.
The Rangers have a 9-2 record and are currently ranked third in the country. They will now await next week's rankings to see if they will qualify for the first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Playoff. Only the top-four teams in the country will qualify for the playoff. The top-seed will host the fourth seed, while the number-two seed will host the number-three seed. The winners will play for the NJCAA Division I National Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas.