TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas State High School Activities Association has ruled on the fall sports seasons, and it's game on.
The association's executive board voted Tuesday to begin fall activities as scheduled for the 2020-21 school year. The ruling includes practice and competition.
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KSHSAA also said that local school districts retain the right to modify dates for practice and competition based on local health recommendations.
Bishop Miege High School Head Football Coach Jon Holmes was thrilled with the ruling.
"They talked about the mental health of the kids on the meeting and I think that's huge," Holmes said. "The last few weeks or so our workouts have not been the same as they were when we first started in June. And I know texting some of the guys tonight and getting text messages, they're all fired up."
Week one of Kansas high school football in 2020 is set for Sept. 4.
Besides football, fall sports in Kansas include volleyball, cross country, gymnastics, boys' soccer and girls' golf.