MSHSAA Communications Director Gives Update on Fall Sports

(Farmington, Mo.) The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and as a result many are anxious to know the fate of high school sports for the 2020 fall season.

MSHSAA Communications Director Jason West says as of right now preparations are being made to have a fall sports season.

MSHSAA sent out a survey to all the schools in the state to gauge opinions on a number of issues that may arise this fall.

Among those topics was what should happen if certain parts of the state are forced to shut down because of a COVID outbreak while other areas are still functioning.

West says they are still trying to determine a threshold for continuing to compete should that happen.

We asked West about the feasibility of playing football in the fall given the amount of contact in the sport and the large number of student athletes that make up the teams.

He said football, and all fall sports, will need to trust that their teammates and coaches are being responsible in maintaining their health.

Summer practices for fall sports are already underway across the state. The first allowable competitions will begin on August 28th.

Full Interview with Jason West: