Eight more states will open their 2020 high school football seasons as planned this weekend, joining Utah, which opened the season last weekend. Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee are the states opening this weekend.
In all, seventeen states are starting on-time. The August 27-29 weekend will see Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wyoming start as planned.
Kansas will open on-time on September 4.
High School Football Starting as Scheduled
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Delayed Start or Shortened Season in 2020
Right now, 17 states are working on delayed/shortened 2020 seasons. They are:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Finally, there are the 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, that have pushed football to 2021.
Playing High School Football in 2021
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- Washington, D.C.
Vermont has said it may play 7-on-7 football in the Fall, but hasn’t mentioned whether it will play tackle football in 2021.