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High School football season extended to December 18th

Posted at 7:18 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 00:19:32-04

TUCSON, Arizona — High School Football can be played until December 18th in Arizona after the AIA extended the date from November 27th at an executive board meeting.

This change will enable teams that start on October 30th to be able to play a season of seven or eight games.

"This is not set in stone for every single district that this is how it's going to be," said Mica Mountain Assistant Principal Jay Campos, who was in favor of the extension. "Each district has to decide for themselves if they are going to take part in it based on if they find it safe enough to so."

Recently, the Pima County Health Department recommended that contact sports should not be played unless there are fewer than ten cases per 100,000 residents. The number of cases has recently fluctuated from the mid 40s to the mid 60s. The AIA had previously recommended that number be 75.

The Sahuarita School District is going ahead with games on October 30th but it is unclear if there will be a full schedule of games in southern Arizona.