Belden, Mississippi – August 13, 2013 — School officials announced Tuesday, August 13, 2013, that Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, due to unforeseen circumstances, does not have the ability to field a varsity football team this Fall.
“We simply are not comfortable with the potential safety risk resulting from being unable to adequately field a varsity level team,” said headmaster Brian Benscoter.
TCPS is in the process of notifying the MHSAA and their opponents. The junior high program will continue as planned with their full schedule as TCPS continues developing the football program for the future.
“In a full-fledged effott to sustain our program we prepared all through summer workouts and have practiced up to this very day. I applaud coach Shaune Holiday and his efforts in building this program. We have-complete confidence in his leadership as he continues to grow young men,” said athletic director Aubrey Boren said.