Good morning. And welcome to Tuesday, everyone.
We have a few things to get to this morning, beginning with some big news from California yesterday regarding the state postponing the start of its upcoming high school football season to December.
Maybe the season will be punted to next January? That could happen, but it all depends on how things shake out with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
California went from “bending the curve” to becoming a hotspot, so pushing back the start of fall sport was the right decison (in our opinion).
According to CBS Sports, three states have postponed the start date of its high school football season until January 2021, while eight states, including New Jersey plan to delay the start of their respective seasons until later this year.
Georgia will begin playing high school football on Friday, September 4, according to Fred Kalil, who is a reporter in Atlanta. The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) voted “unanimously” to provide all of its teams with a 10 game season, along with a five-week playoff.
It seems like high school sports will start on time in Florida as the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Trustees decided to go against the organization’s medical advisory, which reccomended pushing back the start of football and volleyball.
Here in New England, there is still a lot of unknowns about the upcoming high school football season, but we should know more later today, as well as over the next few days and weeks. A new school year is on the horizon and yesterday’s decision by California to postpone the start of high school football, along with other fall sports could impact other states to do the same.