Fall sports to play as planned

7/17/2020 | Feature | By Staff

F all sports have been cleared to take place as traditionally scheduled, the MHSAA announced today.

High school football is scheduled to begin practice on Aug. 10, with all other fall sports beginning on Aug. 12.

Contingency plans have been put into place in case of a COVID-19 outbreak, and the MHSAA will meet again on July 29 to further discuss those plans.

“Our student-athletes just want to play, and we’ve gone far too long without them playing. But doing so safely, of course, remains the priority,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said in a press release. “Our plan moving forward is fall in the fall, starting on time. We’re excited to continue moving forward to bring back sports safely. It’s important for keeping students in our schools and keeping students in our sports programs.

“We remain grateful to the Governor for the opportunity to build the schedule and policies for returning sports to schools. We will continue to support her directives and those of the state and local health departments as we work to create the safest environment for all involved in our activities.”

The MHSAA will have more information available to schools and teams as the season approaches. 

Read the full release by clicking here.

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