From The Tribune staff reports
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the third state, joining New Mexico and Virginia, to move its high school football season to the spring.
According to a statement from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the fall sports season is being delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The CIF’s revised calendar calls for regional or state football playoffs to be held April 17, with the last day of section playoffs to be held April 10.
“We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor’s Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront,” read an announcement from the CIF.
As of Monday, July 20, the Alabama High School Athletic Association remains on schedule to begin preseason high school football camp on July 27, followed by Week 0 on Aug. 21.
The virus has infected nearly four million people and caused 143,000 deaths in the United States.