Ben Bolt High School (Texas) cancels its 2020 season

Ben Bolt High School Football
gamestrat high school football sideline instant replay

The University Interscholastic League is moving toward a full 2020 high school football season during the coronavirus pandemic, but Ben Bolt High School, about 60 miles outside of Corpus Christi, will not be taking part.

Read: UIL adjusts 2020 high school football season

The Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Independent School District has announced it’s suspending the sport until October 30. The Badgers, the first to announce they will not be playing during COVID-19, are a member of District 16-2A Division I. Class 2A is the smallest division in 11-man football.

Click here to read the full news release from the school district.

Fall practice is currently underway for Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A schools. The regular season for those schools begins August 27.

Read: Fall high school football practice begins in Texas for 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A schools

Fall practice for the 6A and 5A schools, that are mainly in metro areas, will start September 7 with the regular season starting September 24-26.

Small Player Big Play

small player big play

No More Fumbles

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.