The Clarksdale Wildcats are going into their fourth season in Region 3-4A.
Two of the first three seasons, the district championship has come down to the final week of the regular season when the Wildcats played the Greenwood Bulldogs.
Both of the seasons, in 2017 and 2018, Greenwood defeated Clarksdale to win the district championship.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Greenwood announced Tuesday night it canceled all fall sports.
The Wildcats went 2-2 in district play in 2019 to finish third. The losses came to Rosa Fort out of Tunica and Greenwood.
While not having to compete against Greenwood may increase Clarksdale’s chance to win the district, Wildcats coach Henry Johnson was more concerned about the safety of athletes.
“I think it’s unfortunate for them,” said Johnson of Greenwood canceling its season. “I think at this point no one can harbor a decision to cancel in light with everything that’s going on with COVID-19.”
Gentry High School, Yazoo City and Rosa Fort are Clarksdale’s district opponents for the upcoming season.
Amanda Elzy and Leflore County high schools also canceled all fall sports, but none of the local teams were on their schedules.
Greenville High School previously canceled its 2020 season.
Greenville was scheduled to play Clarksdale in the second week of the season.
However, the Mississippi High School Activities Association had already delayed the season two weeks when Greenville announced its cancelation.