Georgia High School football is slated to continue this season. However, the games will start later than expected. According to CBS 46 sportscaster Fred Kalil, the Georgia High School Association voted unanimously to have the football season remain in place.
Instead, Georgia High School football season will be pushed back two weeks. The proposed start of games will be on September 4. The standard 10-game schedule is still in place and classifications will have a full five-week postseason schedule. Other fall sports will be able to play as well with softball and volleyball are approved to continue.
High School football programs are will begin on July 27 and padded practices can begin on August 1. Georgia High School Public Broadcasting play-by-play announcer Matt Stewart added more information from the GHSA Board of Trustees meeting. Breaking news from @GPBSports: @OfficialGHSA votes to delay the start of football season two weeks. The practice start date remains July 27. Plans are to play the full 10-game regular season. Full Playoffs & State Championships. Everything pushed back two weeks,” Stewart wrote on social media.
The news comes at an important time for Georgia High School Football. The 2020 season will see new classifications for several teams. It was created to help balance the power of competition for the upcoming year. Teams like Dacula High School will remain in Class AAAAAA this season. They were the No. 1 ranked school in the classification. The decision also helps several top Georgia prospects. According to 247Sports Composite, top athletes like five-star prospects Amarius Mims and Brock Vandagriff will be able to hit the gridiron this season.