Many states around the country are starting to make decisions regarding the 2020 high school football season.

California has pushed it back to spring, while Georgia and Texas have instituted delays. Florida will keep the schedule the same.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Alabama High School Athletic Association had voted to keep the same schedule for fall sports, too, following in Florida’s footsteps (via

Fall sports teams have the option to begin fall workouts on Monday with the first week used by football for acclimation purposes only with helmets and shorts only. The other fall sports – volleyball, cross country and swimming and diving – can use the first week for acclimation and tryouts. Schools not choosing that option may start fall practice on Aug. 3.

The first contest officially can be Aug. 20.

“The purpose of the Return to Play document is to offer AHSAA member schools best practices in order to commence the 2020-21 school year athletic seasons as scheduled and as safely as possible,” Savarese said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

It seems football in the south is going to go on in some form or fashion this fall. We’ll see what happens around the rest of the country and if other states follow California in moving to spring.