Updated 7/3/20


The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has presented three different options to the board of control for the 2020 high school football season.
According to TSSAA Director Bernard Childress, all three options have practice starting August 30, with the first week of the season set to kick off on September 18.
The move comes in response to Gov. bill Lee's extension to the State of Emergency, which limits contact sports through August 29.
Option 1 includes a 7-game regular season and a 32-team playoff bracket in each class.
Option 2 is an 8-game regular season with a 16-team playoff bracket. Only regional champs and runner ups will qualify.
Option 3 will have a 9-game regular season and only regional champions make up an eight-team playoff bracket.
The board will meet on July 8 with the intent of having a plan for the football season in place as soon as possible.
The girls' soccer season, which was set to start August 17th, is expected to be pushed back and extended.
Other fall sports, such as cross country, volleyball, and golf are not expected to have their seasons effected by Governor Bill Lee's order.
TSSAA's dead period ends Sunday, July 5th, meaning on Monday, July 6th, schools may resume conditioning work on campus.
However, the practice of any kind involving contact is prohibited through August 29th.