We’re up to 32 states playing high school football this weekend

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With Arizona, Louisiana and New Jersey beginning play this weekend, there are now 32 states across America playing high school football now. That number will climb to 36 before the end of October.

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Playing High School Football NOW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina (private schools)
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Four more states will join the party over the coming weeks.

States Starting High School Football in the Coming Weeks (Regular Season Start Date)

  • Colorado (October 8)
  • Delaware (October 23)
  • Maryland (October 27)
  • Minnesota (October 9)

Right now, 15 states, plus Washington, D.C. are sticking with their plans to play the 2020 season in 2021.

Not Playing in 2020

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina (public schools)
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.