Leon County proposes county-only opponents for football, volleyball in 2020

Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 12:35 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Leon County has proposed high school football and volleyball teams play only in-county games and matches for the upcoming 2020 season.

This plan is pending approval from the county school board and an August 24 start date for the school year.

The announcement was made to fall sport coaches during a Microsoft Teams meeting Tuesday morning.

Football and volleyball teams may start playing each other two weeks after the start of conditioning under the proposed plan.

The plan also proposes the two sports will only be allowed to play in-city teams, which includes the county public schools and privates schools.

Cross country, swimming and golf can begin their seasons as early as Aug. 24 under the plan discussed Tuesday morning.

No decision has been made yet about fans, bands and cheerleaders attending football games; Leon County Athletic Director Scott Hansen says he is waiting until on FHSAA guidance and what the county’s state related to the COVID-19 pandemic is.

Cheerleaders and dance can start practicing on the same date as all other fall sports.

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