Michigan moves high school football to spring due to virus

Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 17:53:44-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is moving the football season to next spring but says other fall sports will proceed as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. Friday's move comes days after the Big Ten postponed all fall sports and said it hoped to make them up in the second semester. MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl says football is considered to be a high-risk sport for the spread of COVID-19 due to the face-to-face contact. He says the association did everything it could to have a fall football season but there is too much uncertainty and too many unknowns.