With Michigan joining the party, 25 states are now playing high school football

high school football 9.18
gamestrat high school football sideline instant replay

It’s been a good week for high school football with Colorado and Delaware reversing original decisions to play the sport in the Spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan is opening the regular season this weekend after making that same decision earlier this month.

Read: Delaware reverses its decision

Read: Colorado to play Fall and Spring high school football

With Michigan playing this weekend, there are now 25 states playing through COVID-19.

Playing High School Football NOW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

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

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

  • Arizona (September 30)
  • Colorado (October 8)
  • Delaware (October 23)
  • Louisiana (October 1)
  • New Hampshire (September 25)
  • New Jersey (October 2)
  • South Carolina (September 25)
  • Wisconsin (September 25)

Right now, 17 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
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

Follow our State-by-State LIVE Scoreboards for Schedules and Scores

Small Player Big Play

small player big play

No More Fumbles

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.