MSHSL votes against starting football and volleyball seasons in the fall

State high school league approves soccer, other sports, to start August 17

WCCO Radio Newsroom
August 04, 2020 - 11:18 am



Minnesota high school football and volleball seasons will not take place this fall. Instead, the Minnesota State High School League on Tuesday voted to move both the football and volleyball season to the spring. 

The MSHSL voted in favor of allowing girls tennis, cross-country, girls swimming and diving to compete in the fall with restrictions. Additionally, soccer was given the go ahead to begin August 17 on a unanimous vote.

Volleyball drew one of the more contested votes on Tuesday. A proposal to move the volleyball season to the spring ended on a 9-9 vote. The board then voted in favor of reconsidering the motion and on an 11-7 revote approved moving the season from fall to spring.

The vote to allow football to start in the fall failed 6 to 12 and a subsuquent motion to move it to a spring season passed 13 to 5..

Although football and volleyball seasons will not play in the fall, the MSHSL board voted in favor of allowing organized fall practices.

To make way for spring volleyball and football, MSHSL will go with a new "four-season" plan for 2020-21. Fall and winter seasons will run as scheduled, the spring season will run from mid-March to mid-May, and the summer season will run from May until early July.

Traditional spring sports will move to summer schedule.

This is a developing story and more information will be added throughout the day.

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