As you can see in today’s sports section, a lot is happening at Lee Academy.
We had a break from spring sports at all of our schools in Coahoma County due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While everyone is back in action this fall, Lee Academy is starting first. Public high schools are delayed two weeks and Coahoma Community College’s season starts Oct. 1.
Lee has already started its girls’ soccer and softball seasons. The Colts preseason jamboree at North Delta Friday will consist of eight schools.
While we have three very different approaches, all of the leagues should be commended for taking the coronavirus very seriously. All are putting the necessary precautions in place when it comes to sanitation and social distancing.
However, since the MAIS is starting first, locally, we all should have our eye on Lee Academy and see the teams fare when it comes to the coronavrius.
The better things go for Lee, the easier it may be for our other schools to realize we can go forward with athletics. If things do not go as well as planned at Lee, other schools may take a second look.
I know each school has different circumstances. That is why schools are making their own decisions on how to proceed or, in some cases, not proceed.
At the same time, schools that are in the same community are exposed to many of the same things. That is why, at a time like this, all local schools must pay attention to what happens in our community.
My hope is things continue to go well for Lee Academy athletics. So far, I have not seen any problems.
Whatever happens in the community, Lee could easily set the tone because it is the first local school to be playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.