Carlsbad Cavemen football schedule released

The 2019 junior class celebrates the end of a pep rally before the annual Eddy County War football game between Carlsbad and Artesia. Carlsbad and Artesia will play in the 104th edition of the rivalry game on March 5, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the New Mexico Activities Association to postpone all the Fall 2020 sports until 2021 but at last the high school student athletes of New Mexico now know their “fall” schedules.

Cross country, soccer and volleyball schedules had already been released with football being held for the NMAA’s decision regarding a potential postseason format.

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The shortened season will be unusual, but Carlsbad will face familiar foes Artesia and Hobbs in the two home games on the schedule. The two away games will be against Roswell and against Clovis in Saturday afternoon games. The NMAA will go with a four-game regular season and will have one final postseason game. Dusty Young of the NMAA said fans will not be allowed to any regular season games.