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Charlie Alderman, Commerce ISD superintendent, discusses the rules announced this week by the University Interscholastic League for fall sports and band.  Regular-season football at the 4A level and below will start as originally planned on August 28, but will be delayed several weeks at the 5A and 6A level.

Players at smaller schools like Cooper High School, shown here in a 2015 photo, may begin practice on Aug. 3.
Cindy Roller

Are we ready for some football? The answer, like so many things related to education during the pandemic, is not a simple yes or no. All but the largest Northeast Texas high schools will be able to begin practice for football and volleyball on Aug. 3, the University Interscholastic League announced today.

New AD/Head Bulldog Football Coach Rod Castorena was recently welcomed by staff, students, and community.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District officially welcomed Coach Rod Castorena to the Bulldog family following the special called Board of Trustees meeting. He was provided a “meet and greet” reception on last Monday evening at the Cooper High School library.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said they reviewed almost 200 applications.

Mark Haslett

Go west, Commerce Tigers fans.

The Commerce football and basketball teams, along with their neighbors from Caddo Mills, will be heading west to face new district opponents Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Red Oak Life, Scurry-Rosser and Sunnyvale.

Greenville, meanwhile, will enjoy a more East Texas theme, with the Lions joining Hallsville, Longview, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texarkana Texas High.

Here are the districts including schools in the KETR service area. Complete list here.