2021 high school football is a go in Maine

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The Maine Principals’ Association is back in control of high school sports. The state has removed its COVID-19 restrictions that led to the 2020 tackle season being cancelled.

Maine was one of four states that didn’t play tackle football during the 2020-21 school year. Maine and Vermont allowed 7-on-7 games. Connecticut and Hawaii didn’t allow any form of football.

“It is with great excitement that the Maine Principals’ Association announces a reopening of all interscholastic activities in Maine. As our state moves to following of U.S. CDC guidelines, we will continue to work with the Maine Department of Education, the Maine School Board and Superintendent’s Association, and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association to assist schools in developing their individual school plans to allow for a safe reopening plan for their athletes and school staff. These plans will look at current requirements and recommendations for schools as well as Maine’s Executive Orders.”

Michael Burnham, Maine Principals’ Association Executive Director – Interscholastic Division

After originally moving football to the spring season, the MPA decided to cancel tackle football altogether for 2020-21.

Related: Maine cancels 2020-21 high school football season

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