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High school fall sports in Florida set to start August 24

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High school fall sports in Florida set to start August 24

High school fall sports in Florida set to start August 24

The Florida High School Athletic Association decided to stick with August 24th as the start date for the fall season.

That’s the date they agreed to postpone the season to back in July.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN- AT LEASTRACHEL LOYD SHARES HOW THEASSOCIATION CAME TO THATDECISION.:59 - 1:07(PKG)NATSSPORTS LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THISYEAR BECAUSE OF COVID-19SOMEEVEN CANCELEDBUT TODAY THEFLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICASSOCIATION DECIDED THAT WON’TBE THE CASE FOR FLORIDASTUDENTS.So, the motion does pass, 11-5,to begin fall sports on August24th.PARENTS WHO STARTED A CHANGE DOTORG CAMPAIGN FOR THE AUGUST 24THSTART DATE SHOWED UP TO TODAY’SFHSAA MEETING.Let these kids play.THE PETITION HAS 40,000 PLUSSIGNATURES.

EVEN STILLIT WASN’TAN EASY DECISION.

THE BOARD OFDIRECTORS SPENT AN HOUR AND AHALF TALKING ABOUT IT BEFORE THEVOTE.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDMEMBER CHRIS PATRICCA POINTINGOUT SCHOOLS IN HIGH COVID AREASTHAT MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY.We’re leaving Broward out.

Ifwe’re leaving the big countiesout, it’s not━ it doesn’t feelfair.NATSTHE BOARD ALSO PASSED ANAMENDMENT ALLOWING SCHOOLS TOSTART LATER PENDING COVIDNUMBERS IN THEIR COUNTY.RICHIE RODEHEAD FOOTBALL COACHCYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL SAYS HELOOKS FORWARD TO THIS UNIQUESEASON.Hopefully, we can move forwardwith this season with somepositivity.

And it could reallylead to at least if nothing morethan a small reprieve from thethings that are going on aroundus in the world today.NOT LOSING SIGHT OF THE VERYREAL THREAT OF COVID-19BUTPREPARING HIMSELF TO PREPARE HISSTUDENTS.If we don’t play, the kids canstill get it.

So, it’s reallyjust about educating them ontheir home life, their school.And the football part is justanother part where we’ve got tocontinue to be safe.THIS COMES AS THE ATLANTIC SUNCONFERENCE OR ASUN HAS DECIDEDTO POSTPONE ALL FALL SPORTWHICH AFFECTS FLORIDA GULF COASTUNIVERSITY’S VOLLEYBALLCROSSCOUNTRY AND SOCCER.LEE SCHOOLS ALSO SENT ASTATEMENT SAYING Our high schoolathletic directors will meet onMonday to begin developi




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