Nebraska sticks with plan to play high school football as scheduled, but Metro schools may wait

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Monday, the Nebraska School Activities Association said it’s moving ahead with its scheduled opening of Fall high school football camps next Monday (August 10). The vote to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic was 8-0.

The only question is what the Omaha School District, the state’s largest district, will do. Media reports indicate that the Omaha schools may hold-off until August 31 to open its camps, which would change the overall landscape of the 2020 season.

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Currently, their are four games scheduled for August 21:

Nebraska High School Football Games 8/21

Cross County vs. Blue Hill

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge vs. Homer

Hastings vs. Lincoln North Star

Sandy Creek vs. Schuyler

From Nebraska School Activities Association

Those eight schools (above) are allowed to open their camps later this week.

The first week of the regular season for the rest of the state is August 27-29

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