The Greenville High School football team has just about finalized its abbreviated schedule, and its first game will at home against Humphreys County on Oct. 9.
The Hornets are then scheduled to play road games against Clarksdale on Oct. 23 and Clinton on Oct. 30. Greenville is scheduled to wrap up its season with a home game against Madison Central on Nov. 6.
Greenville coach Quinatrus McCray said there is a possibility that his Hornets will play another game on Oct. 16, possibly against O’Bannon.
The Hornets’ final two games, against Clinton and Madison Central, are games against fellow Region 2-6A teams; however, Greenville will not be eligible for the postseason because it will not play enough games to qualify.
“We are basically treating these games like a spring practice,” Greenville coach Quintarus McCray said. “We have so many young players, and most of them have no experience playing at the high school level.”
McCray said he hopes his young players, like Jeff Davis and Chamarion Daniels, will learn about playing high school football this season. Davis and Daniels are competing for the starting quarterback position.
The Hornets were originally scheduled to play Starkville High School on Oct. 9. Starkville is currently 5-0 and ranked as the top overall team in the state.
“We decided not to play them because we were worried about the safety of our players,” McCray said.
Once the Greenville Public School District school board made the decision to postpone all activities in August, eleven of McCray’s starting players decided to transfer to a school that was playing football. Last week, the Greenville Public School Board voted 4-1 to reinstate all fall and winter middle and high school activities, including football, volleyball, cross country, choir band, cheerleading, basketball and soccer.
Greenville High Football Schedule
Oct. 9 Humphreys County
Oct. 23 at Clarksdale
Oct. 30 at Clinton
Nov. 6 Madison Central