Still no word on whether high school football will be played in Maine in the Fall

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High school football players, coaches and fans in Maine are still waiting to hear whether tackle football will return to the state in the fall.

As of today, the Maine Principals’ Association still hasn’t approved a football season for the 2021-22 high school sports season. Maine, along with Connecticut, Hawaii and Vermont, were the only states that didn’t play tackle football during the 2020-21 sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Maine, along with Vermont, allowed 7-on-7 football last fall. The MPA had hoped to offer tackle football in the spring, but, in January the state’s governing body decided against it.

Football and wrestling are still considered high-risk sports, according to the state’s Community Sports Guidelines, which is what the MPA uses when making its decisions on allowing return to play.

There is light at the end of the tunnel since current state guidelines do allow for football practices and intra-squad scrimmages.

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