Jackson State is 1-0 under the Deion Sanders regime, kicking things off with a 53-0 victory over NAIA Edward Waters — a game better remembered for someone stealing, then misplacing, then stealing Coach Prime’s belongings. His first fair fight will have to wait.
Jackson State announced Thursday its upcoming game with Mississippi Valley State, scheduled for Saturday in Jackson, has been postponed. The contest will now take place on Sunday, March 14.
“The football game scheduled between Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State slated to be played on Saturday, February 27 has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent quarantining of student-athletes among the MVSU program,” the school said in a statement.
Deion’s SWAC debut will now take place March 6 at Grambling. (Jackson State credits itself with a forfeit win over Alcorn State, who opted out of the spring season.)
Grambling was scheduled to open its season in the State Fair Classic against rival Prairie View A&M, but that game was postponed to March 13 and moved to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Jackson State game will now be Grambling’s season opener.
Deion’s comment on the postponement:
Much love sis https://t.co/n45hw9F6OD
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) February 25, 2021
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