Local Sports Yooper News

BREAKING: MHSAA to Allow 2020 Football Season to Go On; First Games to be Played 9/17

We got some big breaking news for those who want the high school football season in the state of Michigan to begin again.

Multiple news sources have confirmed that the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and their Representative Council has voted and approved to allow the 2020 Michigan high school football season to go on.

In the tweet below by Jonathan Deutsch of Mid-Michigan Now, football practices can start on Tuesday the 8th (the day after Labor Day), with the first games scheduled to be played starting on Thursday, the 17th.

This move came after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 that reversed an original order that put a hold on organized sports being played throughout Michigan.

As part of the order, Whitmer is also allowing fitness gyms and indoor pools to open up under strict health guidelines. One of those guidelines include opening up to 25% capacity.

This order also puts a strict limit of spectators for each participant in both outdoor and indoor events in Regions 1-5 and 7 as part of the state’s Safe Start Plan.

Schools in Regions 6 & 8 (Upper Peninsula) has been able to play volleyball, soccer and swim seasons since they are Phase 5 of the state’s safe start plan, in which those areas have fewer restrictions in place.

Other ‘organized’ sports teams across the state can start their season as well. Soccer season can start immediately, swim/dive for this Monday, volleyball can start next Wednesday.

Please enable Javascript to view this content

About the author