You may already know this if you're in tune with social media or follow the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) but the WIAA Board of Control met this morning and voted to proceed with fall sports this fall with a delayed start date. Football will now be allowed to begin practice on Monday, September 7th. There are still local health department guidelines that must be met but for schools around the state, it was good news to hear that we will hopefully play our fall sports in the fall as opposed to the spring of 2021.
Some quick bullet points on what I know at the moment:
- Our regular season will likely consist of 7 games, all against our conference opponents. At least that's what our conference ADs talked about this afternoon in a meeting.
- The first game will take place on Friday, September 25th
- There is a chance the WIAA could still decide to limit the regular season to 6 weeks in order to allow for a 3-level state playoff.
- If we get to play all 7 conference games, the last one would be on Friday, November 6th
- We will still have our 3 summer contact day practices next week: Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 29, 5:30-8:00pm each night
- We will put together a new schedule for weight room use and speed training during the month of August so our players can continue to prepare for the delayed start of the season.
Looking forward to the opportunity to have football this fall!!! I will send out more details as I learn them. I will also send out an updated calendar as soon as I can. If you have questions, please contact me. Have a blessed finish to your week and Go Pacers!