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MHSAA may delay high school football

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The Mississippi High School Activities Association will possibly announce a delay to the 2020 football season this week due to rising COVID-19 cases.

247 Sports made the announcement over the weekend after gaining information from a credible source.

The MHSAA is expected to finalize details on when football can begin in Mississippi once the executive committee has its conference call on Tuesday. As of now, there has been no decision of moving high school football to the spring but the MHSAA has been constantly searching for solutions to keep the athletes safe without canceling the season.

“There’s been talk about moving football to the spring, but there are a lot of different issues with implementing that scenario,” MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton said in a press release following the organization’s June call with the executive committee.  “Our committee knows spring sports were cut short in March. What happens if the COVID situation leads to a shutdown in the fall and those students end up missing two consecutive seasons? So, we have to look at the impact across the board.”

Schools around the state have been waiting since March to hear a decision about fall sports and hopefully, everyone will receive a clear answer Tuesday. As of now, Mississippi High School football is scheduled to begin next month and players have already begun voluntary workouts.

 

 

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