FHSAA votes to start high school football, volleyball at original starting date

FHSAA's decision went against the recommendation of its sports medicine advisers
Posted at 10:56 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 00:08:42-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- After several hours of debate, the leaders of Florida's high school athletics will not push back the start of fall sports.

According to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) -- the governing body for prep sports in the Sunshine State -- football and volleyball can start at their original start date of Monday, July 27.

The decision to not delay fall sports goes against the recommendations of FHSAA's sports medicine advisers, who strongly urged postponing football and volleyball.