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MACJC Football to play 8-game season in 2020

EMCC outlasted ECCC to remain undefeated with a 24-21 victory in Sep. 2018.
EMCC outlasted ECCC to remain undefeated with a 24-21 victory in Sep. 2018.(Archive photo)
Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 10:37 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) After a Tuesday vote by member school’s presidents, MACJC football teams will now play an eight-game schedule instead of nine in 2020.

The football season for both East Mississippi and East Central will now begin Sep. 10 with a four-team playoff to begin at the conclusion of the regular season.

The plan is to shave off the first game of the season, play six division and two non-division games and play the postseason as normal.

The conference will look to give all 14 teams a four-four split between home and road matchups in the eight game season, though it might not work out for everyone.

The NJCAA announced last week that schools will be permitted to allow student-athletes to return to campus July 18. Practices for fall sports can begin Aug. 1 with competition starting Aug. 20.

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