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Ohio High Schools Set to Begin Fall Sports Practices on Saturday, Contact Sports Competitions Not Yet Approved

Ohio high school football practices are beginning as scheduled tomorrow.

The Ohio High School Athletics Association announced Friday that it is still planning to proceed forward with fall sports as scheduled, meaning practices will begin on Saturday – the first day of August – even though OHSAA has not yet received approval from the state to resume school vs. school competition in contact sports.

School vs. school scrimmages will not be allowed with the return to practice, but OHSAA is still targeting the traditional start of the last week of August for the first week of the high school football season, pending approval from the Governor's Office and Ohio Department of Health and with the stipulation that COVID-19 testing will not be required.