Midland Christian football reacts to delayed start, shortened season

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MIDLAND, Tx – TAPPS made an announcement late last week that will postpone the start of the 2020 football season, without adding more games to the end of the schedule.

TAPPS programs will now be able to start practice on Sept. 8 and the first round of games will be Oct. 1. The decision comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has left some schools in a pickle when it comes to their original schedules.

Midland Christian head coach Greg McClendon said the current schedule leaves the Mustangs with one scrimmage and six district games before playoffs. There will be no non-district games.

McClendon said there have been appeals filed to add on a couple of games in the regular season, at least so MCS can play all of their district opponents. As of Tuesday night, there has not been a response from TAPPS on the appeal.

The head coach did say he understands TAPPS’ decision to postpone the season, however, and said the lives and health of the athletes are more important than football.

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