After Further Review

High School Spring Football?

Yes, you heard it correctly, there will be a 2021 High School Football Spring season, and it begins on February 26.  Covid 19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 football season here, and in many states across the country.  Some states chose to play their games as normal, while others chose to play a reduced schedule.

Following guidelines from the CDC and the Governor’s recommendation, the NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association) chose to cancel fall football, and play instead a limited spring schedule.  At this time, local teams will play a seven game schedule mainly against teams in the same conference or in the immediate vicinity.

At the same time, Cumberland County Schools and the CCS administration, have decided that there would be no, or perhaps limited, spectators at the games, and have left it up to the individual school principals on whether to allow broadcasting crews in their press boxes.  Social distancing would be required and many of our local stadium press boxes are just too small to allow for game officials, PA announcers, clock operators and broadcast crews.
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Sports Flash

sunnyBeasley  Media Group’s Fayetteville, NC stations Sunny 94.3 FM and 1490-AM  are the new home of Mid-South Sports Friday Night High School Football Game of the Week, as well as the home for Methodist University Monarch Football.

Listen Friday nights this spring at 6:00 PM for Inside the Huddle, our weekly coach’s show.  In addition this spring, we’ll also bring you the Methodist University Monarch’s home football games to be played on Friday evenings as well. It’s an exciting time for area football lovers, both high school and college, and It’s all in one place – Sunny 94.3.  Radio for Fayetteville!


The Game of the Week

Because of the abbreviated spring football season, and because of the limited amount of space for social distancing in many of our high school press boxes, Mid-South Sports will be unable to broadcast a game of the Week.  We will, however, bring you our weekly coach’s show, Inside the Huddle, each Friday evening at 6:00 pm, over our flagship... READ MORE »

Methodist University Football

Methodist University football in the spring?  That’s correct!  Our Monarchs will play a limited four game season during the month of March, and we’ll be on hand to broadcast the two home games,  Friday March 12 versus Averett University, and Friday March 26 versus Greensboro College.  Both games will air at 6:00 PM, with pregame beginning... READ MORE »

INSIDE THE HUDDLE

 Inside the Huddle is Mid-South Sports longtime weekly coach’s show.  Each Friday night prior to game time, Bill McMillan and/or Steve Driggers interview each of the area high school football coaches.  Tune in to hear about your favorite team, the results of the prior week’s games, and the prediction for this week’s matchups. ... READ MORE »

Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award

Each Friday night of the High School football season, Mid-South Sports will be naming a recipient for the Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award.  Not always the game’s Most Valuable Player – this award goes to someone who has contributed the most EFFORT whether their team wins or loses.  The award itself – a nice engraved placque –... READ MORE »

AREA COLLEGE SPORTS

From time-to-time we’ll bring you highlights about newsmakers from other sports in our area colleges and Universities. Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and Fayetteville Technical Community College, all play a slate of spring and fall sports.  Keep tuned here for updates and highlights.