VHSL delays final call; no football this fall

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) delayed a decision for the reopening of sports but presented three options following an executive committee meeting last week, none of which included football in the fall.

That’s right, gridiron fans: there will not be any high school football this fall.

“It’s important to remember that in all these models, playing sports in the high-risk category depends on being out of the current Phase 3 guidelines. All our efforts will continue towards advocating for the opening of sports and activities in a safe and reasonable way that will protect athletes, activity participants, coaches, officials, and the public,” said VHSL executive director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. 

“The VHSL will continue making judgments based on the best available information and directives provided by the governor, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE),” said Haun.

VHSL’s executive committee conducted a special session July 15 to discuss the fall sports schedule and voted unanimously, 35-0, to meet again July 27 to vote on…

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