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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

WIAA pushes fall sports back two weeks


Last updated 7/14/2020 at 3:37pm

Katie Teachout

Senior lineman Jay Harder performs a star drill while fellow senior and lineman Doug Morris looks on, July 9.

RENTON – The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) met July 7 and pushed back the start of fall high school sports by two weeks.

Football, previously scheduled to start August 19, will start Sept. 5; with other fall sports beginning Sept. 7. These start dates, over Labor Day weekend, would allow for games to begin no sooner than September 18.

The Washington State Health Department and Governor Jay Inslee's office have not yet approved football to begin in any of Inslee's "Safe Start" programming, including Phase 4.

The WIAA intends to meet again July 21, with the stated...

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