Edddie Bonine

LHSAA Set To Delay Start Of Football Regular Season To Oct. 8

by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner

It appears as though Louisiana could be playing high school sports this fall.

Although nothing official has yet to been confirmed by the LHSAA, a memo sent out to member schools shows the 2020 football season would most likely be delayed to October 8, should Phase III of the state’s reopening plan be reached within a certain timeframe.

All other football dates such as scrimmages, jamborees and playoffs were listed as to be determined in the memo.

Other fall sports such as volleyball would be pushed back a week to Sept. 8, while cross country and swimming are scheduled to start on time.

The memo was sent out less than 24 hours after Governor Jon Bel Edwards extended Phase II of Louisiana’s reopening plan for three more weeks Tuesday all but ensuring a delayed start to high school sports this fall.

The decision to remain in Phase II extended the date to at least August 28, the same week originally scheduled for the LHSAA’s football and volleyball jamborees.

One message that needs to be reiterated is that all of these dates are subject to change depending on what phase that the state is in.

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine is scheduled to meet with memebers of the media this afternoon. We will provide updates as we get them.

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