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Jaguars’ fall sports delayed two weeks

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced Tuesday that the fall sports season will still take place.

However, the season will be pushed back two weeks due to COVID-19.

Practice for volleyball, cross country and swim can begin Aug. 10, with first meets/matches Aug. 24. Any meet/match lost due to delayed start can be rescheduled with permission from both school administrations. Post season events remain the same at this time.

Jaguar volleyball will begin at North Forrest on Aug. 27.

Football practice begins Aug. 17. Scrimmages between schools are allowed beginning Aug. 28. The first football game will be held Sept. 4.

The Jefferson Davis County High School Jaguars were set to play at home against D’Iberville on Aug. 21, with a short trip to Collins the following week on Aug. 28.

Football games scheduled for the first two weeks of the season will not be made up, according to the MHSAA.

The first official game for the Jaguars will now be at home against Taylorsville on Sept. 4.

The final game of the regular season will be Oct. 30, with the first round of playoffs the following week on Nov. 6.

Class 1A, 5A, 6A will play 10 games and 2A, 3A, 4A will play nine games.

The football playoff and championship dates are unchanged.

“We believe this is the right decision at the right time,” said MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton.

“This is an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation where new information can and will alter plans and schedules at any time.”