The Covid-19 pandemic still has the country in its grip and because of this, tough decisions are having to be made still. The latest victim of the coronavirus is high school football scrimmages. The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) made more changes to the football, cheerleading, and one-act play seasons after a meeting with their Sports Medicine Advisory Council on Wednesday.
The GHSA decided that preseason scrimmages in football will not be allowed to take place this year. However, teams will be allowed to continue to practice as they have been doing which is a controlled environment following strict guidelines. The football season is still scheduled to start on Sept. 4.
With competitive cheerleading events being held inside, social distancing at these venues is more difficult to accomplish. This has forced the GHSA to move the competitive cheerleading season to the winter with a tentative start date of Nov. 21 with their state finals being on Feb. 26-27. Cheer teams may continue to practice with their current safety protocols in place.
Indoor venues not allowing for social distancing along with “aerosol spray from projection and singers,” one-act play was moved to the spring season. Tentative dates have not been announced for one-act play as of yet.
Fast-pitch softball’s season has started already and the other fall sports of cross country and volleyball get started next week.
— Staff Reports