Mingo Central head coach Josh Sammons and his Miners have yet to play an official game on the season, as they were set to host Logan Friday night for their home opener.

However, Mingo County fell on the color coded metric this past Saturday from yellow to orange. When a County is labeled orange or red, the affected school may practice in orange, but not compete. If a County is in the red, they cannot host any kind of extracurricular activities.

Tug Valley travelled to Sherman last Friday night, where they picked up a 22-20 road win.

The Miners and Panthers will have to look to this coming Saturday to see where they get labeled. If they climb back into yellow or green, the will be allowed to continue their seasons.

Tug Valley is set to host Tolsia Friday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. if the county moves from orange to green or yellow by Saturday night.

Mingo Central is now set to open the season Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at home against Man if the county moves from orange or yellow by Saturday night.

One can imagine how hard the color coded system must be on players who may have football played all around them, but they can’t play themselves. We just hope for some kind of normal as we move ahead towards the playoffs. If play is not allowed to continue, it will begin to be difficult to keep a teams morale and focus on the game going, which, in turn, affects everyone.

We will tune in Saturday night to see what next week brings. Tug Valley stands at 1-0 on the year, as Mingo Central has yet to take the field. We will have any updates on the metric system and schedules as soon as they are made available.

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