New Jersey’s Week 0 games are cancelled

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According to, all of New Jersey’s Week 0 games, scheduled for August 28-29, will not be played. Over the weekend, the website quoted John Jacobs, Commissioner of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association about the start of the 2020 season in the Garden State.

“We had a discussion on the topic during our leagues and conferences meeting with the NJSIAA and it was reported to us that there would be no week zero. (Chief Operating Officer) Colleen Maguire and all the people at the NJSIAA are trying to be flexible while working with all the factors revolving around COVID-19 and the different phases involved for us to get toward the start of the season which at this point it would appear that week 1 is still in tact until we are told otherwise.”

John Jacobs, NJFCA Commissioner via

According to the story, the season will now start during Week 1, which will be September 4-6, which means Fall camps would open August 10, instead of August 3. has confirmed with Colleen Maguire that Week 1 is now a no go.

Of course, whether there will be an actual 2020 season. Right now, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has set July 13, give or take a day or so, when limited workouts can begin.

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