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GHSA: Football Start Date Remains Sept. 4

Hines said football games remain scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 4 while cautioning that plans remain fluid.

Georgia High School Association executive director Robin Hines held his weekly meeting with his sports medicine advisory council on Wednesday. Hines said football games remain scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 4 while cautioning that plans remain fluid.

“Our plan as of today is to move forward with the September 4 date for opening football season, as directed by the Board of Trustees,” Hines posted on the GHSA’s website in a series of bullet points. “However, it is possible that the start date of September 4 could change based on COVID-19 data. As numbers dictate over the next weeks, a decision will be forthcoming with regard to the football start date.”

Hines noted the GHSA’s staff “has contingency plans to cover all start and restart scenarios.”

 

August 12:

After today’s meeting with the SMAC, the GHSA is providing this information to our member schools to provide an idea of the possibilities that exist for GHSA sports/activities.

    Our plan as of today is to move forward with the September 4 date for opening football season, as directed by the Board of Trustees.
    However, it is possible that the start date of September 4 could change based on COVID-19 data.
    As numbers dictate over the next two weeks, a decision will be forthcoming with regard to the football start date.
    The GHSA staff has contingency plans to cover all start and restart scenarios.
    Our goal continues to be to provide sports and activities for our students as soon as possible with safety being the top priority.
    There is always a possibility of postponement based on the data and advice from our medical professionals.

Recommendations and restrictions are fluid and subject to change.  Safety must be our top priority.

 

 

 

 

Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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