MGCCC pauses football operations due to COVID-19 concerns

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The defending national champions are putting things on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to a release, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is pausing football operations amidst COVID-19 concerns.

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The stoppage will last for 14 days with team activities slated to resume on November 10th.

That means the November 5th home game against Jones College will have to be rescheduled and both schools are currently working with the MACCC to determine that date.

The Bulldogs are currently halfway through their 2020 campaign, still undefeated with a record of 3-0.

They also have remaining games at Southwest Mississippi and at home against Copiah Lincoln.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.