Jul 21, 2020 11:21 PM

Texas delays large-school sports, smaller schools moving ahead on schedule

Posted Jul 21, 2020 11:21 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will play high school football this fall with some changes that will delay the season for large schools and limit fan attendance. The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday a one-month delay into late September for football and volleyball at the state's largest schools. Smaller schools can start on time in August if local rules allow.

The UIL said the delay for large schools focuses on the state's largest population areas that have been hit hardest in the coronavirus pandemic. Texas joins about a dozen states in ordering some sort of delay for fall high school sports.