Which States have pushed back the 2020 high school football season?

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With Colorado and Minnesota delaying the start of the 2020 high school football season to next year, there are now twenty-eight states that have decided to start the season later than scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia and Washington. Washington D.C. has also moved the high school football to next year.

On the positive side of the coin is the fact that some states have “officially” said they are trying to start on-time — Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Utah.

Below, you can click on each state to read our story on the new regular season start dates:

State – Proposed State Date

Arizona – Regular season starts September 11

California – each of the ten sections will announce start dates

Colorado – Season moved to Spring

Connecticut – Regular season starts September 24

Florida – moved the start of Fall camps to August 24

Georgia – Regular season starts September 4

Hawaii – PPD start of regular season, but no start date yet

Kentucky – Regular season starts September 11

Maine – Regular season starts September 18

Maryland – Season moved to Spring

Massachusetts – Shooting for September 14 start for practice

Minnesota – Season moved to Spring

Mississippi – Regular season starts September 4

Nevada – Season moved to Spring

New Jersey – Regular season starts October 2

New York – Regular season starts October 1

New Mexico – Season moved to Spring

North Carolina – PPD start of regular season, but no start date yet

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools – Regular season starts September 18

Oregon – Season moved to Spring

South Carolina – Regular season starts September 25

Texas (UIL) – 6A & 5A regular season stars September 24-26; 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A regular season starts August 27-29

Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools – Regular season starts September 24

Vermont – PPD start of regular season, but no start date yet

Virginia – season will be moved to the Spring

Washington – season moved to March 2021

Washington Catholic Athletic Association – season moved to 2021

Washington D.C. (DCSAA) – Plans to play in March-April 2021

West Virginia – Regular season starts September 3

Wisconsin – Practice to begin September 7

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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.