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Start of West Virginia 2020 H.S. football season delayed by one week

July 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The start of the 2020 high school football season has been delayed. Games will be allowed to be played starting on September 3. WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan made the announcement Friday at Governor Jim Justice’s regular COVID-19 press conference.


Announced on Friday, official, mandatory high school practices for all sports (football, cheerleading, golf, soccer, cross country and volleyball) will now begin on August 17. Those practices were originally scheduled to begin on August 3 for all sports with the exception of volleyball. Volleyball was slated to start on August 10.

First competition dates for each sport are as follows:

  • Golf – August 24
  • Volleyball – September 2
  • Cross country – September 2
  • Cheer – September 2
  • Soccer – September 2
  • Football – September 3

Football games were originally scheduled to begin on August 24. Most teams were slated to open their seasons August 27-29. Governor Justice has delayed the opening of schools statewide to September 8.

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