The Delaware Board of Education is allowing the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to move high school football back to the Fall sports season. Thursday night, the DBOE voted in-favor of moving the sport back to 2020, which reverses an August 6 decision to play the sport in the Spring of 2021.
According to details released last week, the DIAA’s new plan calls for a seven-game regular season followed by playoffs involving four teams in the state’s two divisions. Regular season games will begin October 23.
Delaware is the third state in the last ten days to reverse an earlier decision to play football in the Spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Colorado and Michigan are the other two states moving football back to the Fall sports season.