Former Wildcats, Trojans look to make impact at ICC this football season

Four Calhoun countians – two former Bruce Trojans and two Calhoun City Wildcats – will take the field Saturday afternoon for the Itawamba Community College Indians as they open the 2012 season at East Central Community College.

Demarius Howard

Tabarrius Coffey

Demarius Howard enters his second year with the Indians as a wide receiver. Howard was an All-State and All-Region performer for  Calhoun City High School. He also participated in basketball and track at Calhoun City. Demarius is the son of Aretha Herrod and Matcario Howard.

Tabarrius Coffey will begin his college career on the offensive line for the Indians. The 6'5" 330-pound lineman was an All State performer for Calhoun City. He is the son of Kim Coffey and Sam Hattchet.

Former Bruce Trojans Ted Esom and Jarvis Tillman will also make their debut for the Indians Thursday night. Esom will play linebacker for ICC, where he earned All State honors for Bruce. He is the son of Diane Gaston and Larry Holland.

Tillman, best known for his basketball exploits at Bruce where he was a member of the 2012 State Runner-Up basketball team, will play wide receiver for ICC. He is the son of Jacqueline Tillman and George Norris.

Due to hurricane Isaac, ICC's season-opener against East Central was moved to Saturday at 1 p.m..

The game will be broadcasted on WAFM 95.7 FM (Amory) and online starting at 6:10 p.m. and can be watched online at

Jarvis Tillman

Ted Esom

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