CLINTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) voted Tuesday to delay the start of fall sports by two weeks.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many people wondered if football would even be played during the fall semester. Here's the answer.
According to MHSAA, football practice will begin on Aug. 17. Opening games for football will start on Sept. 4.
MHSAA later clarified the football season will begin with previously-scheduled Week 3 games on Sept. 4. Previously-scheduled Week 1 and Week 2 games will not be made up.
Football scrimmages are permitted on Aug. 28.
Other sports are included.
Practice for volleyball, cross country and swimming start Aug. 10 with the first meets and matches on Aug. 24.
What about fan attendance? The MHSAA is waiting for guidance from the state.
Additionally, all activities, cheer, band and choir can go on as scheduled. No delay.