The Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association has been forced to cancel the 2020 All-Star Game slated for next month due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The NMFCA released the following:
Unfortunately, the 2020 All-Star Classic has been cancelled. Here is the Official Response from our Board of Directors. We hope to see you in the Stands for the 2021 All-Star Classic.
The Board of Directors of the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (N.E.M.F.C.A.) have monitored the COVID-19 Pandemic very closely. In following with the National Level, State Level, Mississippi Department of Education, and Mississippi High School Activities Association recommendations, the 2020 All-Star Classic has been cancelled.
With the MHSAA eyeing a June 1 date to possible return to Summer Workouts, we felt it best to follow suit. This was not an easy decision, nor one the Board of Directors took lightly.
The players and coaches will receive a certification to be e-nailed directly to the head coach of each high school to home your selection to the game. If you have not received your certification by May 1, 2020, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hall of Fame class will receive their plaques as the Board of Directors will travel to state at some point this summer to hand them their plaques. They will also be honored at the 2021 Banquet and Halftime Ceremony. We look forward to restarting the annual All-Star Classic in May 2022 and plan to make it bigger and better.
It is our hope that you plan to join us in the campus of North Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi at this time. Tough times do not last, but tough people do!
Together, we will all get through this and come out better for it. We cannot control this event that has happened, but we can control our responses to these events. May GOD bless us all during this difficult time! Sincerely, The NEMFCA Board of Directors