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PIAA Approves Plan to Move Forward with Football, Fall Sports



After much back and forth debate, the PIAA has announced that high school football will be permitted to take place this fall.

Following an afternoon session of 30 members, the board voted 25-5 in favor of starting high school football and all other fall sport, beginning with practices on Aug 24 and a season start date for football of Sept. 11.

This decision goes against the recommendation of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, who was in favor of not allowing high school sports to begin until Jan. 1.

The PIAA says that decision is based on the current health conditions in the state and they’ll be monitoring things and could adjust if circumstances dictate it.

The next step in this complicated process is for each high school team to get the approval to play from their individual school board.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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