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Junior college football is coming back in the fall

Earlier this month the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) voted to move their football season to the spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were talks at the time that the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (MACC) would chart its own course and possibly continue to play football this upcoming fall.

Friday it was first reported in a tweet by WCBI sports reporter Courtney Robb that the MACC is in fact planning on playing a division only schedule with six games to begin on Oct. 1 and end with a playoff and state title game.

After Robb’s report, the MACC released an official statement confirming the news was official after a vote by the schools’ presidents.

The junior college football season in Mississippi usually features nine regular season games and a two round playoff that starts with four teams.

The representative from the association abstained from voting in the NJCAA decision earlier this month as the MACC released a statement that said the school presidents wanted to wait and see what other conferences would do at a later date.

There are 14 community colleges that play football in the state with Mississippi Gulf Coast currently the reigning NJCAA National Champion.