It’s official, Alabama high school football opens July 27

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As we told you Wednesday, the Alabama High School Athletic Association will allow the start of the 2020 high school football season on-time beginning Monday, July 27. Alabama will be the first state during the coronavirus pandemic to hit the practice fields after announcing the season will start as scheduled.

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Monday will mark the start of the state’s acclimation period, which is the first step toward opening the regular season on-schedule on August 20. Things will kick-off with the acclimation period with players helmets and shoulder pads. Full pad practices start August 5.

The first games will be played August 20 and 21.

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