No high school football for this year. Same for other sports that the schools normally play in the fall. The Virginia High School League Executive Committee voted 34-1 Monday to move all sports to Spring 2021 in a condensed season that will run from March 1 through May 1.
Here is the sports season for the current school year:
|Sport||Original start date||State final date||New season dates|
|Football||Aug. 28||Dec. 12||March 1-May 1|
|Volleyball||Aug. 24||Nov. 20-22||March 1-May 1|
|Cross Country (Boys/Girls)||Aug. 26||Nov. 13-14||March 1-May 1|
|Golf (Co-ed)||Aug. 3||Oct. 12-13||March 1-May 1|
|Basketball(B/G)||Nov. 30||March 11-13||Dec. 28-Feb. 20|
|Wrestling||Nov. 30||Feb. 19-20||Dec. 28-Feb. 20|
|Swimming (B/G)||Nov. 30||Feb. 18-20||Dec. 28-Feb. 20|
|Indoor track (B/G)||Nov. 30||Feb. 26-27||Dec. 28-Feb. 20|
|Baseball/Softball||March 15||June 11-12||April 26-June 26|
|Track and field (B/G)||March 15||May 29||April 26-June 26|
|Soccer (B/G)||March 15||June 11-12||April 26-June 26|
|Lacrosse (B/G)||March 15||June 12||April 26-June 26|
|Tennis (B/G)||March 15||June 10-12||April 26-June 26|
VHSL had three proposals before them Monday:
None included a possibility of a fall football season:
Model 1 — Leave all sports in their normal seasons as originally scheduled with golf and cross country the only sports allowed to compete:
Model 2 — Switch fall and spring sports except lacrosse and soccer, which are deemed “high risk.”
Model 3 — Delay all VHSL sports but allow each sport to play a condensed season between Dec. 28 and June 26.
Model 3, however, was the only one voted on.
The VHSL Executive Committee consists of school superintendents, principals, and athletic directors from throughout the Old Dominion.