COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – In a press release Friday, the OHSAA announced it will reduce the 2020 high school football season to a six-game regular season that will begin the week of August 24.
The move was passed by a 9-0 vote.
Schools may keep their first six previously scheduled games, but all regular-season football contracts are now voidable by either school, especially in the event that conferences redo their league schedules to fit into the first six weeks.
According to the OHSAA, all teams would be eligible for the postseason and the amount of rounds for the playoffs would depend on the number of teams in each division.
Each school will be afforded the opportunity to play a full ten-game schedule, even if they are eliminated from the postseason early.
Those games must be finished by November 14th.
State finals are scheduled to be completed no later than November 21st.
In a survey to school superintendents, principals and athletic administrators, the OHSAA says that 60% of those surveyed wanted to either reduce the season and have extended playoffs or have a full season with a normal tournament.
The plan still must be approved by Governor Mike DeWine.