UIL: Practice can begin Aug. 3 for Classes 1A to 4A
Good news for Texas high school football fans, while the sport has been delayed, the Lone Star State is planning to play football in the fall.
On Tuesday, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) pushed back the start of high school football practice until Aug. 3 for 1A-4A football and back to Sept. 7 for 5A and 6A due to the number of active coronavirus cases in the state.
Currently, the upcoming Texas high school football is set to begin on Aug. 27 with the state championships being held the week before Christmas for 1A-4A football, while the 5A and 6A season is set to begin on Sept. 24 with the state championships at that level set to take place in January of 2021.
“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “While understanding situations change and there will likely be interruptions that will require flexibility and patience, we are hopeful this plan allows students to participate in the education-based activities they love in a way that prioritizes safety and mitigates risk of COVID-19 spread.”
Volleyball can begin on Aug. 3 also. Marching band can begin on Sept. 7.