MSHSL reverses course, football and volleyball coming back this fall

The Minnesota State High School League has reversed course on their decision about high school sports this fall. At a special meeting Monday morning, the MSHSL passed a pair of motions to bring the volleyball and football seasons back this fall.

In early August, the MSHSL Board of Directors voted to move volleyball and football to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After holding a special workshop meeting Sept. 15, the MSHSL called for a special meeting to reconsider their decision.

At Monday’s meeting, the decision was made to bring football and volleyball back this fall under a new schedule and format. Below is a look at how a volleyball and football season will look like this fall.

FOOTBALL

Practice Begins: Monday, Sept. 28

First Games: Friday, Oct. 9 or Saturday, Oct. 10

Season Length: A six-game regular season, follow by a two-week postseason (Format for posteason TBD)

 

VOLLEYBALL

Practice Begins: Monday, Sept. 28

First Games: Thursday, Oct. 8

Season Length: 11 weeks, 14 games (No tournaments in regular season, Postseason TBD)

Stay connected with Herald Journal for an in-depth story on the return of high school football and volleyball this fall. 

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