Virginia to decide on fall sports, plans for no football

WOAY – The Virginia High School League will vote later this month on three options for how to proceed with the fall sports season of the 2020-21 school year.

The common thread among all three options: no football games in the fall.

As a result, several high schools in Southern West Virginia now have open dates on their 2020 schedules, when they were originally going to host Virginia schools. Bluefield was slated to face four teams from the Commonwealth; there were three opponents for River View; two each for James Monroe, Montcalm, and Princeton; one for Mount View.

Options for the VHSL include holding only golf and cross country in the fall; switching spring sports (except lacrosse) to the fall and vice versa; and holding truncated seasons starting with winter sports in December. In the third option, fall sports would begin preseason in February and play their first games in March.

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