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UIL modifies athletics calendar, 5A and 6A sports delayed

The University Interscholastic League issued a revised calendar Tuesday that delays the start of 5A and 6A football and volleyball.  (File)
The University Interscholastic League issued a revised calendar Tuesday that delays the start of 5A and 6A football and volleyball. (File)(KWCH)
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 10:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2020 at 11:01 AM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) - The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced Tuesday that there will be a delay to the start of football and volleyball seasons in the 5A and 6A classifications.

For now, schools involved in 1A-4A classifications are unaffected.

“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt.

“While understanding situations change and there will likely be interruptions that will require flexibility and patience, we are hopeful this plan allows students to participate in the education-based activities they love in a way that prioritizes safety and mitigates risk of COVID-19 spread.”

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In Class 5A and 6A conferences, the start of volleyball and football practice is delayed until Sept. 7 under the revised schedule.

Volleyball competition may begin on Sept. 14 and football on Sept. 24.

Dec. 5 is the district certification deadline for 5A and 6A football and Nov. 17 is the deadline for volleyball.

Football state championships game would be played at dates to be determined in January 2021.

Volleyball championship games would be played on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.

Team tennis and cross country competitions may begin on Sept. 7.

Team tennis championships will be Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 and cross country championships on Dec. 5.

In conferences 1A through 4A, volleyball and football practice may begin on Aug. 3.

Football competition may begin on Aug. 27 and volleyball competition may begin on Aug. 10.

Volleyball championships will be on Nov. 18 to Nov. 21 and football championships on Dec. 16 to Dec. 19.

Marching bands in all conferences may begin practice on Sept. 7.

Dec. 3 is the region contest deadline for 2A, 4A and 6A schools and the area contest deadline is Dec. 10.

Dec. 10 is the region contest deadline for 1A, 3A and 5A schools and the area contest deadline for 3A and 5A schools is Dec. 12.

State championships will be on dates to be determined in December.

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