The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will push back the start of its football season to Feb. 26, NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker announced during a Zoom conference on Wednesday.
Here's how the season is changing for different sports:
- Cross country and volleyball will be the first sports to begin competition in North Carolina, with the first competition date for those sports scheduled for Nov. 16.
- Other traditional fall sports such as men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis, will have starting dates ranging from January to April.
- Indoor track was the only sport to have its season canceled.
- Men’s and women’s basketball — which generally begin competition in November — won’t play until Jan. 4.
A Carrboro High School freshman, center, takes a break during a summer afternoon football practice on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
“Equity among sports is very important,” Tucker said. “We want to give them the opportunity to play an equal number of games, or at least know that each sport is being played equitably.”