Coahoma Community College football team announced a nine-game 2021 season scheduled to start on September 2, 2021, on its home turf at the James E. Miller Stadium.
Coahoma will battle against Hinds Community College to get the season started.
The upcoming season consists of four more games than the 2020 season, as some games were canceled to control the spread of the coronavirus. However, head football coach Travis Macon is exceptionally grateful for a regular season.
"The more games, the better as the players get a chance to show their talents, and it gives them more opportunity to be recruited and also, having three none conference games prepare us to face off against any team in Mississippi," said Macon.
In addition to the four teams Coahoma played last year, the Tigers will play Hinds, Pearl River, East Mississippi, East Central Community College, and the 2020 MACCC National Champion, Northwest Mississippi Community College. Coach Macon explained that the opponent doesn't matter once his team is allowed to execute.
"I'm just looking forward to playing every team on the schedule. But, of course, there's no particular team I want to play. I'm eagerly looking forward to having fun while playing," said Macon.
Next season's sophomore players will have to adjust to playing more games than last season and having the mental and physical strength to pull off consistent wins.
"We will be bringing the guys in during Summer. This was something we couldn't do last year. They will be doing a lot of conditioning and strength workouts. Regarding preparing the coaches, every day, we are either on the road recruiting or in the office doing coaching development, which means educating one another," said Macon.
The Homecoming game will be on September 25, 2021, and it will be the battle of the Delta as Coahoma faces off against Mississippi Delta Community College with a 2 p.m. kickoff. Tiger Nation fans will be out in their numbers as there was no Homecoming 2021 football game.
Coach Macon is hopeful Tiger fans will show their support as his team promises an entertaining afternoon of great football and success.
"I am excited for the band to be there, and I want a large crowd that will follow protocols. I actually want a large crowd for every home game, not just homecoming. I want the fans to support us, but I truly want the players to give the fans a show worth the while," said Macon.
Coach Macon expressed that even though the plan is to have nine games, Covid-19 is still a factor, and his coaching staff will continue preparing for success amid a pandemic.
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