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FHSAA to reveal fate of Florida High School sports Friday

Leon County Schools
Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 17:27:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In Florida, the fate of Fall athletics will be decided on Friday when the Florida High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors meet to vote on when teams can start practicing.

Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna wants sports to be played this fall, just not traditionally.

Hanna met with 10 other Superintendents in the Panhandle by phone Monday morning and one of the topics of discussion was swapping several fall and spring sports seasons.

Hanna said he has long supported moving high-risk fall sports to the spring. He and the nine other Superintendents will recommend to the FHSAA on Friday to switch seasons for certain sports.

Under their proposal, track, baseball, and softball would be moved from the spring to the fall.

Golf and swimming, if pools reopen, would remain fall sports.

Football, volleyball, and cross-country would move from the fall to the spring.

Winter sports would remain unchanged.

The FHSAA's Board of Directors will vote on Friday, but regardless of what they decide, Leon County schools could still choose to move ahead with swapping seasons.