EMCC Opts Out of Fall Football Season


SCOOBA, Miss. (WCBI) — Five-time national champion East Mississippi Community College has opted out of the fall football season.

EMCC made the decision due to safety concerns for players amid the coronavirus pandemic. EMCC plans to honor student-athlete scholarships.

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The decision comes after the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges opted to delay the start of the Mississippi JUCO season to October 1st.

The MACC’s decision followed the National Junior College Athletic Associations decision to postpone fall athletics until the spring of 2021.

As of now, the Lions are the only team planning to opt out of football this fall.