There’s a reason “Last Chance U” started its run in Mississippi, some of the best junior college football in the country is annually played in the Magnolia State.

The fate of JUCO ball in Mississippi looked grim after the NJCAA announced junior college football would be moving to the spring due to COVID-19 but that apparently does not apply to junior college football in the state of Mississippi.

Following a meeting of the president of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (MACC), the organization released the following statement regarding a plan to play the season at a delayed date and with a restructured schedule:

“The presidents of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (MACC) met today, July 24, 2020, and voted to delay the start of the 2020 fall football season to October 1. The 2020 football season will consist of a six-game regular season with divisional play only and will conclude with a playoff. The MACC will continue to evaluate COVID-19 and its impact on our student-athletes.”

Without the opportunity to play junior college football this season, many athletes were going to find it that much harder to land Division I scholarships. At least in the state of Mississippi, the MACC is working to ensure athletes from the state have a fighting chance to play in the fall.