Yesterday (July 20, 2020), the GHSA Board of Trustees met to discuss, among other things, the 2020 Georgia High School football season. In a unanimous vote (12-0), the Board agreed to delay the start of the season for two weeks—from August 21 to September 4.
After an initial motion to keep the season as scheduled failed (8-4), a second motion passed incorporating the two-week delay. The ten-week regular game schedule and five-week playoff schedule will not be abbreviated due to the delay. Other fall sports will begin their seasons as scheduled.
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the GHSA Board of Trustees and the GHSA office as they work to find the safest solution to getting our student-athletes back on their respective playing fields for competition,” said Don Baker, Cobb’s Director of Athletics.
“Yesterday was a great step in that direction,” Baker continued, “but we must always make sure that as we move forward, we do so in the safest manner possible. Cobb Schools will continue to follow the guidelines outlined by the GHSA, as well as the direction given to us by the Department of Health as we continue our return to play.”