Los Angeles Unified School District delays the proposed December 14 start for high school football and other sports

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Another setback for high school football players in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Friday, in a story first reported by the LA Times, school officials announced that football, volleyball, water polo and cross-country programs wouldn’t be able to start practices, as planned, on December 14.

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The LA City Section student-athletes have been sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, the California Interscholastic Federation, pushed the 2020 season into 2021 with games scheduled to start January 8. To prepare for the season, teams, who are currently going through conditioning workouts, were scheduled to start official practice on the 14th of next month.

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Currently, Los Angeles County in the state’s purple, Tier 1 category, which is the highest for COVID-19 cases. Tier 1 means the coronavirus is widespread.

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