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I wonder if TAPPS will follow this since their schools tend to be in the 1A / 2A kind of sizes.. if not smaller. 

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Riley Gates: State of Texas announces altered high school football schedule

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There isn’t anything quite like high school football in the state of Texas. In some areas of the state, it’s just as big of an event — literally and figuratively — as college football is in some cases. But the 2020 season is going to look a bit different for Texas high school football. On Tuesday morning, the University Interscholastic League announced its new schedule for high school sports in the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on school. The changes become effective on August 1 and have drastically impacted all sports, specifically football.

According to the releasee sent out by the UIL, 5A and 6A football teams in the state of Texas cannot begin practices for the upcoming season until September 7, 2020. First day for football games to be played will be September 24 and the State Championships will be held on a day in January of 2021, yet to be determined.

Those teams at the 1A-4A level will have a slightly different schedule that allows them to begin practices and play games sooner. Those teams will be allowed to begin practicing on August 3, 2020 and play games on August 27. The State Championships for those levels of competition will be held from December 16-19. The release from UIL stated that the 5A and 6A conferences will be further delayed, “given the challenges with COVID-19 those communities are facing.”

“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said in the release. “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.”

The decision by Texas comes almost exactly 24 hours after the state of California announced a delay to the high school football season for teams in that state, too. California’s changes were far more delayed than that in Texas, though, as football will not be played in that state unitl either December of 2020 or January of 2021. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced the decision in a release, citing that the decision for such a significant delay was because student health and safety was at the, “forefront,” of all decisions.

“We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor’s Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront. As these guidelines change, CIF Sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under the summer period rules of the local Section.”

 

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Just a heads up, my son is a JV player in California.  Summer conditioning (10 kids to a coach, staggered timing, 6 foot distancing) will continue until August 13th, then go dormant until December 18th when full on practices go live.  First game January 8th.

All Fall sports moved to Winter, all Winter sports moved to Spring schedule (TBD).

If TX cases don't subside, might see something similar.

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If they do manage to reach that point, It's pretty much guaranteed that all the title games won't be at Cowboys Stadium this year. May be a different site for every class. 

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The problem with switching seasons is eventually you have to switch back. Do you just cancel one semester’s sports for a season or double them up to get it back on schedule? Neither is probably acceptable.

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I would think it would have to be something like what I kind of expect for the "conference games only" football model. 

Normally college teams play 12 regular season games but would only play 9 for the "2020" season.  Then in 2021 do the same, maybe 10 games.

So over the span of 2 seasons they have played 18 or 19 games instead of 24.    High schools would go from normally playing 20 to 28 games in 2 seasons to playing 16-20.

I'm thinking the time period would be Feb - May 2021 (9 games) and then Mid Sept - Dec 2021 (9 or 10 games).  Not ideal but beats missing a complete season for those whose season / football career would be a complete wash if Fall 2020 gets canceled.

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No clue. I have just been told that the coaches are very unwilling to make the switch at this point. I don't know their reasoning.
The reasoning is by switching sports around you run the risk of winter/spring sports losing two seasons which isn't fair to those kids or coaches. Yes, football is king, but the majority of coaches want to do the right things by the kids and not cause a mutiny on the coaching staffs.

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5 hours ago, chikin23 said:
On 7/21/2020 at 10:56 AM, Tex Pete said:
No clue. I have just been told that the coaches are very unwilling to make the switch at this point. I don't know their reasoning.

The reasoning is by switching sports around you run the risk of winter/spring sports losing two seasons which isn't fair to those kids or coaches. Yes, football is king, but the majority of coaches want to do the right things by the kids and not cause a mutiny on the coaching staffs.

I know high school and lower level baseball and softball tournaments have been going on all summer without any significant incidents. Same for golf.  No idea on summer track programs.  I hear what you're saying regarding feeling bad that those sports lost a season last year but at that time everything was shut down (stay at home orders) regardless of whether it could be effectively socially distanced or not.  It just makes more sense to move sports that can be socially distanced in an effective manner to play first and continue to delay contact sports. Clearly, I want there to be a football season but even if none of us had any concept of what specific time of year specific sports are "supposed" to be played and we were just shown clips of 15 minutes of each sport and asked to pick the best sports to be played during our current situation I think most everyone would pick baseball/softball, golf and track. 

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per a Corpus tv station :

 

New Falfurrias coach Ruben Garcia sent me this updated schedule for the Jerseys, which only features two and possibly a third game this season:
10-23 vs. San Diego
10-30 @ Bishop
11-6 seeding game (if make playoffs)
Fal will have no practices until Sept. 28th.
 
That 16-3A Div. I district is being divided into zones to allow some of the other schools to go to an extremely shortened season as well if they choose:
ZONE A:
London
Santa Gertrudis
Lyford
Progreso
ZONE B:
San Diego
Falfurrias
Bishop
**This schedule is tentative as is everything with the coronavirus. Fal could start at a sooner or later date and the district could go back to a normal non-zone schedule depending on whether the UIL keeps its timeline or not.

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On 7/21/2020 at 3:18 PM, texifornia said:

That's a damn cupcake

 

Ugliest damned thing I've ever seen. Who designed that crap, a meth headed haberdasher who specializes in derbies?

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The state champs have to compete with all the club and pee wee leagues that give giant rings out weekly all through the year.

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San Antonio changed it to L.E.E high school. (Legacy Educational Excellence)

What a joke.


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2 minutes ago, Mac8111 said:

San Antonio changed it to L.E.E high school. (Legacy Educational Excellence)

What a joke.


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Bahahahaha that is AWFUL and completely meaningless. 

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Stumbled on this today, Sean Payton featured... pretty cool.  Love Texas High School Football !!!

 

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