TSSAA Adopts Fall Sports Plan, Fans required to wear masks, have temperature checked

The TSSAA Board of Control has adopted a hybrid version of its option 2 contingency plan of starting the high school football and soccer seasons. While girls soccer would get underway September 7, no firm date was set for football which will see an eight game season.

The final say on a football start date may rest with Gov. Bill Lee's office granting an early exemption from the Aug. 29 state of emergency that includes no contact sports.

The hybrid model allows the TSSAA to have a week-by-week road map. The plan accounts for the possibility that teams will not be able to begin contact practices on the date that they are scheduled to happen.

Adopted for all sports was a measure requiring all fans to be temperature checked prior to entering the venue and wearing masks.