Thursday was a big night for the East Central Community College athletic department.
There were many festivities surrounding the Warriors' home opener, starting with the dedication of the stadium.
Bill and Louise Bailey were honored with a rubbon-cutting to unveil the new entrance to the stadium, which now bears their name.
The couple gave East Central $100,000 to make improvements to the football facilities.
ECCC lost the game to 11th ranked Jones County 32-29.
Before the game, the baseball team was recognized with a banquet and received their state championship rings.
The Diamond Warriors defeated Mississippi Gulf Coast for the MACJC title four months ago.
The coaching staff designed the jewelry, and also gave each player a framed picture of the championship team.