Citing the best way to play fall sports at Boyd Buchanan, the Buccaneer administration told their coaches this morning that all fall sports will play a region only schedule.
The Buccaneer football program competes in Division II-AA East region and will play the following six-game region schedule: at Knoxville Webb (September 4), at Chattanooga Christian (September 18), Silverdale (October 2), Christian Academy of Knoxville (October 16), at Notre Dame (October 23) and Knoxville Grace (October 30).
Boyd Buchanan head coach Jeremy Bosken had to make unfortunate phone calls to non-region opponents in Tyner, Hixson and Lookout Valley to cancel those contests, another opponent in North Georgia (GA) high school called Boyd last week to cancel their August 28 game as well which leaves Boyd with just six games on the schedule.
”It’s unfortunate that we have to go to a region only schedule but that’s where we are at because of the pandemic and none of us know how or when it is going to get better for all of us, ” Bosken said. I really hated to make the calls to our non-region opponents and cancel but that was what was in the best interests for our program here at Boyd, this is a very strange time that we are in and I think all of us are just hoping to start and finish the football season, ” Bosken said.
Another Division II-AA East region school in Chattanooga Christian has now decided to play seven regular-season games.
The Chargers had their opening week game (August 21) against McCallie canceled because of the pandemic and they then in turn canceled non-region games against Whitwell (September 4) and Lakeway Christian (September 11).
Their only non-region game with be against Baylor on August 28 and the Chargers will play their six Division II-AA region games as follows: Boyd Buchanan (September 18), CAK (September 25), at Knoxville Grace (October 9), Notre Dame (October 16), at Knoxville Webb (October 23) and Silverdale (October 30).
”It’s the only scenario for us right now but yes, the most we could play regular season is seven games. I pray we can get them all in,” Chattanooga Christian coach Mark Mariakis said
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