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UPDATE: Minnesota high school football and volleyball gets the green light

Sports activities will continue in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, despite being in the Red Zone, after updated guidelines were released by the ASAA.
Sports activities will continue in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, despite being in the Red Zone, after updated guidelines were released by the ASAA.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 10:26 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: THE MSHSL Board of Directors votes to have high school football this fall. Practice will start on Sept. 28th with the first games taking place on Oct. 9-10.

The Board says it’ll be a six-game regular season with a two-week post-season, and the format is still to be determined.

UPDATE: The MSHSL Board of Directors votes to start volleyball on Sept. 28th with 10 days of pre-season practice. First competition will be on Oct. 8th. They also said it’ll be an 11-week season with 14 dual competitions.

The Board is now moving on to make a decision about football.

ORIGINAL: High school football and volleyball could be coming back to Minnesota.

The president of the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 21.

The meeting was first announced in a social media post on Wednesday. The Board is expected to revisit its August decision to move the two high-risk fall sports, football and volleyball, to a reduced schedule in the spring of 2021.

At least 33 states are playing high school football and volleyball this fall. With other high school sports off to a successful start, many are optimistic.

Still, the Minnesota State Health Department says sports have led to over 60 clusters of outbreaks.

We’re still waiting to hear the fate of high school football and volleyball in Minnesota. Nearly 400 Minnesota schools participated in an MSHSL survey. It found 76% want Fall volleyball and 24% want Spring volleyball. Meanwhile, 80% voted for Fall football and 20% voted for Spring football. Stick with Valley News Live for the latest.

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