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NC Public High School Fall Sports to be Delayed Again with Governor Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Phase 2 Extension

The North Carolina High School Athletics Association announced August 6 that the start of its fall sports season will once again be delayed.

And it remains uncertain when seasons will start for fall sports teams, which include football.

Governor Roy Cooper announced Aug. 5 that North Carolina will stay in Phase 2 of its plan for recovery from the pandemic for another five weeks, pushing the expected end of the phase up to September 11.

According to the NCHSAA’s recovery plan from the COVID-19 pandemic, high schools under its governing umbrella must complete three phases before the start of competition.