The Iowa High School football season will begin on time, but will be revised and shortened due to COVID-19 concerns.
On Friday the Iowa High School Athletic Association released a revised scheduling plan for the 2020 season. A seven-week regular season will be conducted. Teams will have the option of scheduling five, six, or seven games within those seven weeks. Class 4-A schools such as Hempstead and Senior will schedule their own regular season games and are encouraged to collaborate with their conference in scheduling. Teams in Classes 3A, 2A, 1A, and A will play their scheduled district games in the previously established order.
All teams in all classes will qualify for the postseason which will consist of six rounds in each class. The first day of practice is still scheduled for August 10th with the first games on August 28.
The Illinois High School Association is scheduled to meet on Wednesday on how to proceed with fall sports. There is talk the state is considering a plan to switch football to the spring. On Friday, the Illinois Elementary School Association’s decided to cancel most of its fall sports schedule.