FloridaHSFootball.com’s list of counties and schools when they will start football practices & play first game

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by Joshua Wilson @FlaHSFootball

This is a list of counties and schools (public and private) of when they will start practices and when they will hold their first game. Please note that just because the FHSAA says that August 24 is the first day practices can start is not when all will start. This also holds true that the first game date is set for September 4 does not mean all schools will play their first game on that date.

Read: Florida gives go-ahead to start high school football during coronavirus pandemic.

The breakdown is county-by-county in ABC order. The information listed will be for the public school district. After that for under each county, private, lab, and charter schools will be listed as they may choose to start on a different date.

If you have any updates to this list, please email me directly at [email protected] with your information, including if there is any county travel restrictions.

LAST UPDATE: Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 11:55 AM EDT

START DATE (FIRST PRACTICE) MAP
Green
 – 8/24-8/29; Yellow – 8/31-9/5; Orange – 9/7-9/11; Blue – 9/14-9/19; Red – After 9/21 or TBD; Black– TBA (more to come in the next week)

FIRST GAME MAP
Green
 – 9/4-9/5; Yellow – 9/9-9/12; Orange – 9/16-9/19; Blue – 9/23-9/26; Red – After October 1 or TBD; Black – TBA (more to come in the next week)

NOTE: Number next to the county is the number that the county will be on the maps.

ALACHUA (1)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
P.K. Yonge: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4St. Francis Catholic: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4

BAKER (2)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

BAY (3)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

BRADFORD (4)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: 9/4

BREVARD (5)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

BROWARD (6)
Start Date: TBD
First Contest: TBD

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

CALHOUN (7)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

CHARLOTTE (8)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

CITRUS (9)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

CLAY (10)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

COLLIER (11)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

COLUMBIA (12)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

DESOTO (13)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

DIXIE (14)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

DUVAL (15)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Christ’s Church Academy: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA
Eagle’s View: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4

ESCAMBIA (16)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

FLAGLER (17)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

FRANKLIN (18)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

GADSDEN (19)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

GILCHRIST (20)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

GLADES (21)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

GULF (22)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

HAMILTON (23)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

HARDEE (24)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

HENDRY (25)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

HERNANDO (26)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

HIGHLANDS (27)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

HILLSBOROUGH (28)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Cambridge Christian: Start Date: 8/24; First Date: 9/4

HOLMES (29)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

INDIAN RIVER (30)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

JACKSON (31)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

JEFFERSON (32)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

LAFAYETTE (33)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

LAKE (34)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

LEE (35)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Bishop Verot: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4
Evangelical Christian: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA
Southwest Florida Christian: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

LEON (36)
Start Date: 9/11
First Contest: 9/25

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Florida High: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4
North Florida Christian: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA
St. John Paul II (Tallahassee): Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

LEVY (37)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

LIBERTY (38)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

MADISON (39)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: 9/4

MANATEE (40)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

MARION (41)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Trinity Catholic: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4

MARTIN (42)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

MIAMI-DADE (43)
Start Date: TBD
First Contest: TBD

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

MONROE (44)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

NASSAU (45)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

OKALOOSA (46)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

OKEECHOBEE (47)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

ORANGE (48)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Foundation Academy: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4

OSCEOLA (49)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

PALM BEACH (50)
Start Date: TBD
First Contest: TBD

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Berean Christian: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

PASCO (51)
Start Date: 9/7
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

PINELLAS (52)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Indian Rocks Christian: State Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

POLK (53)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Santa Fe Catholic: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

PUTNAM (54)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

SANTA ROSA (55)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

SARASOTA (56)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
Cardinal Mooney: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA
Out-of-Door: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: TBA

SEMINOLE (57)
Start Date: 8/31
First Contest: TBA

ST. JOHNS (58)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools
St. Joseph: Start Date: 8/24; First Game: 9/4

ST. LUCIE (59)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

SUMTER (60)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

SUWANNEE (61)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

TAYLOR (62)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: 9/4

UNION (63)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: TBA

VOLUSIA (64)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

WAKULLA (65)
Start Date: TBA
First Contest: TBA

Private, Lab & Charter Schools

WALTON (66)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: 9/4

WASHINGTON (67)
Start Date: 8/24
First Contest: 9/4

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