Student-athletes, parents, and fans anxiously awaited news coming out of Wednesday's TSSAA Board of Control Meeting, but instead, it was announced that voting on contingency schedules for high school football and girls soccer would be put on pause.
The explanation for delaying the decision was based on the TSSAA's continued work with Governor Bill Lee's office in hopes of getting high school sports grouped with college and pro sports under Lee's extended state of an emergency order. Under that order, which runs through August 29, high school athletes are not allowed to have contact. That meant those sports could not start their seasons as scheduled.
It was also made clear in the meeting that TSSAA is hoping for the best and planning for the worse as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Tennessee.