California Postpones High School Football, Other Fall Sports

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 20, 2020 - 12:19 pm

There will not be any high school football in California this fall.

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs high school sports in the state, announced Monday morning that ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic mean fall sports are being delayed and will start no earlier than December.

"We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor's Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies," the CIF said in a statement. "As these guidelines change, CIF Sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under the summer period rules of the local Section."

The CIF’s revised calendar calls for football playoffs to be held April 17, with the last day of section playoffs to be held April 10. 

Volleyball, water polo and cross country will likely start the earliest, with playoffs scheduled for mid-March.

Competitive cheer, field hockey, gymnastics, skiing and snowboarding are also impacted. 

Basketball will be woven into spring sports with regional or state playoffs ending June 19.

All regional and state championships have been shortened to one week each.

CIF Statement Regarding 2020-21 Sports Calendar and Bylaw Modifications https://t.co/zff9C0WZOA pic.twitter.com/wUOy5eV1v6

— CIF State (@CIFState) July 20, 2020

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