FHSAA reverses decision and pushes back the start of high school football Fall camps

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Monday, the Florida High School Athletic Association decided high school football could start as planned on July 27…Thursday night, that all changed.

The FHSAA Board of Directors voted 11-4 to reverse its Monday decision and push the start of Fall camps back to August 24. The reversal comes after many school districts across the state said they would not start practicing on July 27.

Read: School districts not happy with FHSAA decision to open Fall camps July 27

According to Bob Putnam of PrimeTimePreps.com, Lauren Otero, Plant High School Athletic Director and the FHSAA Board of Directors’ President, said the following about a survey she conducted, “359 of 396 public schools who responded to her own survey had already pushed back their start date. Only 37 public schools planned on practicing this coming Monday.”

The FHSAA will meet again before August 24 to re-assess the COVID-19 situation.

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