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The MHSAA Says No To High School Football This Fall

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Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has decided to postpone the Fall football season to the Spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Current Sports" host Al Martin has more. 


 The MHSAA has punted on the possibility of Fall football amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The representative council announced this afternoon that it will now move the 2020 Fall football season to the Spring of 2021, due to football’s higher risk of spreading the coronavirus. The rest of Fall sports, which include volleyball, soccer, cross country, golf, tennis, and swimming & diving, will proceed as scheduled. 


Those sports are considered moderate to low-risk. 


Details of the Spring football season will be announced in the coming months. 


MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl noted, “There is just too much uncertainty and too many unknowns to play football this fall.”


According to MHSAA record, a total of 34,219 student-athletes played football during the 2019 season in the state. A total of 520 11-player teams and 83 8-players teams were getting prepared for a fall football season.


The MHSAA will be working to overlap Spring football and the traditional 

Spring sports seasons. 


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