Missouri high school football continues on its regular season track for Monday start

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The Missouri State High School Activities Association is staying-the-course when it comes to the 2020 high school football season. The first day of Fall high school football camps is set for Monday (August 10).

Earlier this week, the MSHSAA cleared one hurdle for teams when it decided to allow schools not offering in-person learning because of COVID-19 still be eligible to participate in athletics. 

Last month, the Missouri Football Coaches Association released a letter outlining how the state can proceed with high school football safely.

MFCA Letter from July 15

The Missouri Football Coaches Association, in agreement with MSHSAA, has a goal to start our upcoming football season on schedule, August 10. With this in mind, the MFCA is releasing this statement of recommendations for the remaining summer workouts leading up to week one of games.

-It is the recommendation of the MFCA to keep all activities, practices and scrimmages in-house and to avoid interactions with other teams. This includes 7-on-7, and thud/contacts camps for the remainder of the summer contact period.

-Further, it is the recommendation of the MFCA to eliminate the pre-season jamboree scheduled for August.

As an association, we also want to show our communities across the state of Missouri that we have the best interest of our players in mind. Our ultimate goal is to have a full, productive, healthy season and create a great experience for our student-athletes.

The regular season is set to open August 28. As far as whether there will be fans in the stands, the MSHSAA is allowing that up to the individual districts and schools.

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