CCS looking to get back into NMAA

Staff report
After a year of competing outside the New Mexico Activities Association except for volleyball, Clovis Christian is hoping to get back into the NMAA in all sports this fall.

New athletic director Josh Johnson said Thursday that CCS has applied to be reinstated.

“We’re waiting to hear from the NMAA,” said Johnson, who will also be the Eagles’ football and track coach. “Hopefully, we’ll hear back this week.

“I would expect we’ll probably get in, but it would be a matter of (other schools) getting us on their athletic schedules.”

Last year, CCS competed in the Texas Christian Athletic League in most sports, against mostly west Texas schools.

Johnson, who came to Clovis after spending four years coaching at a private school in the Dallas area, is confident CCS will be able to field a 6-man football team after co-opting with 8-man Melrose in 2013. He said he expects from eight to 11 boys to report for the start of practice.

CCS won the state 6-man championship in 2010 and lost in the finals the following years before the numbers began to go down. The Eagles also finished third in Class 1A state track in 2011.

If CCS gets back into the NMAA, Johnson said the school will have to adjust its football schedule and likely cancel some football contests already on the slate against Texas opponents.