TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Fall sports in the state of Florida won't start until at least August 24 as the Florida High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors voted Thursday night to postpone the start of fall athletics.
The Board voted Monday night to keep the fall sports schedule as is, practice would start July 27 with games starting August 17.
Board member Doug Dodd from Citrus County brought up the motion to temporarily postpone fall sports until at least August 24, it passed 11 to four.
Do you think the FHSAA Board of Directors made the right decision tonight to move the start of high school fall sports to at least 8/24?— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) July 24, 2020
The board will now reconvene no later than August 17 to re-evaluate data gathered by the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee to see if it's safer for teams to start practice if it is, they will. If it's not the August 24 start date could be pushed back further.
In a poll on ABC 27's sports director Alison Posey's Twitter page, over 100 people voted with 43 percent agreeing with the board's decision. Thirty-three percent want to play and 23 percent said Florida is too big for one blanket decision.
To view the poll and vote click here.