Former Leake Academy Rebel to play for community college national championship


A former Leake Academy Rebel will play this week for a community college national championship.

Cole Arthur will travel with East Mississippi Community College to Little Rock, AR to face Iowa Western CC in the 2023 NJCAA Division I Football Championship.

The game will be played Wednesday, Dec. 13 with kickoff set for 7:00 pm.

Arthur, a 2022 Leake Academy graduate, is a sophomore kicker for the Lions.

Statistically for the 2023 season, Arthur has connected on 8 out of 11 field goals and is 48 out of 50 on PAT attempts.

Wednesday’s game will be be televised nationally on ESPNU with the radio broadcast being carried locally on WFCA 107.9.