Tennessee High School Football Season Delayed To Aug. 29th Due To Covid-19

TSSAA has announced new information regarding the start to the high school football season.

The 2020 Tennessee high school football season, which was scheduled to begin on August 21st has been pushed back again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Bill Lee extended the state of emergency through August 29th.

TSSAA Executive Bernard Childress broke the news with the following statement,

"Based on the extension of the Governor’s order, football and girls’ soccer cannot begin their seasons as originally scheduled. We are in the process of developing regular season and postseason options to present to the TSSAA Board of Control for their consideration. The Board will ultimately make the decision as to how this will impact the postseason and if any adjustments can be made to regular season competition.

While the Governor’s order is in place, member schools cannot have any competition or scrimmage with other schools and cannot have close contact activities during their fundamental practice in the sports of football, 7-on-7 football, girls soccer, wrestling and basketball.