Is Arizona headed to another delay in the start of high school football?

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On Monday, Brophy Prep announced that it will not enter Phase 2 of workouts until September 8, because of the coronavirus pandemic. It puts the 6A program in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season that is currently scheduled to begin September 11.

Read: AIA pushes back start of the season

Phase 1 of conditioning means that coaches are allowed only ten players per group. Earlier this month, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced that due to COVID-19, it was pushing back the start of Fall camps to August 17.

The AIA’s new plan could be in trouble since, according to media reports, nearly 20 smaller schools across the state have already announced they’ve cancelled their 2020 seasons. In addition, teams in Tucson aren’t even conducting summer conditioning workouts.

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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.