Vermont Will Not Play Tackle Football This Year

Vermont will not play high school football this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (PHOTO COURTESY:

By Matt Noonan 

High school football in Vermont will look quite different this year, according to today’s announcement from Jay Nichols, who is the executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA).

Nichols said there will be no full-contact football this fall, but instead, a seven-on-seven league, which the football committees are currently working on, according to Marshall Kramsky of MyNBC5.

In addition to football, volleyball matches can be held this fall but must be played outside. And as noted by Ang Martinez of Fox 44 & ABC 22, everyone participating in athletics must wear a face-covering except cross country.

Martinez also reported that 150 fans will be able to attend contests, but face coverings will be required. Every program, not just football, can begin practicing on Tuesday, September 8.

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