The Ohio High School Football Coaches Assocation (OHSFCA) submitted a 38-page proposal on Tuesday that contains changes and protocols “to responsibly start high school football in the fall.”
The list was sent to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), Gov. Mike DeWine’s office and to every high school football coach in the state.
The proposal says: “We understand the important work being done to protect all Ohioans, and we present this as a working document that may require additional action, and the OHSFCA stands ready to work with the Governor, his task force and the OHSAA to ensure a high school football season this fall in our great state.”
The OHSFCA says it believes players’ mental health will be negatively affected if the football season is canceled in 2020.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas will delay the start of the public high school football season for its largest schools by a month as the state grapples with a recent surge of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Instead of starting practice Aug. 3, those schools can now start Sept. 7. The first games can be played Sept. 24, a month after the originally scheduled opening weekend.
The University Interscholastic League said it focused the delay on larger schools as many of them are in the states largest metropolitan areas, which have been hit hardest by the surge of virus cases.
Some school districts are already changing their calendars to delay the start of the academic year, or to begin the year with several weeks of online classes. The Houston school district, the largest in the state, won’t meet on campus until mid-October.
The UIL’s announcement said it also anticipates that not all schools will start at the same time and could face disruptions during the season.
“These adjustments reflect the public health situation at this time and the varying numbers of COVID-19 cases across different geographic areas of the state,” the UIL said in its announcement. – By The Associated Press.