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MHSAA votes to allow fall school sports, extracurriculars; delays start by 2 weeks

By: Frank Corder - July 14, 2020

The Mississippi High School Activities Association met today to decide on how fall sports and extracurricular activities would proceed at school return in the next few weeks.

Swim, Volleyball, and Cross Country will start August 10 with first meet/match on August 24. Any meet/match lost due to delayed start can be rescheduled with permission from both school administrations.

Football practices can commence on August 17, with full gear allowed on August 24. The first two games weeks of games will be canceled, and the first games will be played on September 4.

Executive Director Don Hinton said those first two weeks are typically non-district games so it will not effect postseason considerations.

Post season events remain the same at this time.

Junior High/Junior Varsity will not play until the week of high school game/meet.

The release from MHSAA can be viewed here.

WAPT aired an interview with Hinton following the vote. You can watch that video below.

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Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: