Coahoma County High School will likely be livestreaming its football games for the 2021 season.
Coahoma County School District superintendent Dr. Ilean Richards said the National Football High School Association works with various high schools to stream their sports during the season. The board voted at Tuesday’s meeting to approve the National Football High School Association’s proposal pending review from board attorney Nathaniel Armistad.
The NFHSA monitors everything from sanctioned football protective gear and liability insurance for players to fees schools charge and how new legislation might allow players to be paid for their name/image/likeness or NIL.
Director of technology Anthony Dixon will be looking at the program.
“They have made a proposal to the Coahoma County School District to do that at no cost to the district,” Richards said. “A lot of it involves technology. I had Mr. Dixon to evaluate what is needed in terms of the technology. However, because it is a contract, before I ask this board to approve it, my recommendation is that we allow the school board attorney to look over it. If he thinks that it is sufficiently legal, then we go ahead and sign on to this program at no cost to the district.”
Richards said it was important to get things going in July.
“They’re going to stream our games at no charge to us,” Richards said. “It’s special equipment.”
Richards said she would have more information once Armistad approves the proposal.