OHSAA approves modified high school football season plan for 2020
Regular season to be shortened and playoffs expanded
Columbus, OHIO (WTAP) - The Ohio high school football season is set to kick on August 28 and Friday night the governing body of high school athletics in the Buckeye State announced plans for a modified regular season with expanded playoffs.
The Ohio High School Athletic AssocIation has approved a plan that would shorten the regular season to 6 games. Playoffs would begin on October 9th with every school being entered into the expanded post season field..
The playoffs would run 6 weeks winding up on November 21 at the latest. The coaches in each region will conduct a tournament seed meeting the week of September 28 to form the regional bracket, similar to the process in team sports like basketball and soccer.
If a school gets knocked out of the playoffs, it could schedule games that would allow for a 10 game season finishing by November 14.
This proposal was approved unanimously by the OHSAA’s board of directors.
A decision on spectators has not yet been made, but the OHSAA believes that, at a minimum, parents should be permitted to attend.
This proposal is pending the approval of Governor Mike DeWine and county health officials during the weeks of the games.
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