OHSAA working on multiple scenarios for the upcoming high school football season
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association is working on multiple scenarios for the upcoming high school football season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We need information from the governor's office to settle on answers and we really don't know when we will receive that," OHSAA football administrator Beau Rugg told WCPO on Monday afternoon. "(OHSAA executive director) Jerry (Snodgrass) communicates often, almost daily, with the lieutenant governor (Jon Husted), so we are at the table and in the discussion. I believe the next couple of weeks will be very telling."
Rugg did not offer details on the scenarios.
Turpin coach Kent McCullough, who is the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Region 16 board director, told WCPO on Monday afternoon the association met virtually with Rugg on June 12.
McCullough said previous discussions have included scenarios where there would be a full regular season (up to 10 games) or half a regular season (five games), along with the postseason in both instances.
"I think the process is kind of day by day, week by week," McCullough said. "As things spike, it's all over the place. So I don't think anyone really has an answer just yet."
While the OHSAA continues internal discussions, nothing had changed as of Tuesday morning with any fall sports schedules.
Aug. 1 is the official start date for fall sports practice around the state. Football is able to start its season Aug. 24.
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