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Return to Play: High School Football Spring Season Plans

Get state-by-state updates on how COVID-19 is affecting high school tackle football across the country.

High School Spring Football Season Plans

Due to COVID-19, many state high school athletics associations moved their football seasons to spring 2021. While information is subject to change, below is a list of the states’ plans for the spring tackle football season as of March 4.

View a map of states returning to play this spring.

Check with your local high school association for more information. States marked in red have canceled their seasons. States not included in this list played their football seasons in the fall.

State

Schedule

California

The football season is scheduled to begin March 5.

Connecticut

The football season has been canceled.

District of Columbia

TBD.

Hawaii

The football season has been canceled.

Illinois

The football season is underway.

Maine

The football season has been canceled.

Maryland

The football season is underway.

Massachusetts

The football season is underway.

Nevada

The football season is scheduled to begin March 5.

New Mexico

The football season is underway.

New York

 The football season is underway.

North Carolina

The football season is underway.

Oregon

The football season is underway.

Rhode Island

 The football season is underway.

Virginia

The football season is underway.

Washington

The football season is underway.

Return to Play Resources

The following guidelines have been provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please use these as references only, in conjunction with applicable states’ resources and protocols regarding return to play protocols.