The TSSAA announced Tuesday that high school contact sports, which include girls soccer and football, cannot begin their seasons as scheduled following Gov. Bill Lee's extension of the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Monday, Lee extended the order until August 29, including restrictions on sporting events.
"We are working with the Governor’s office to ensure that our member schools are in compliance with the executive order in regards to athletic participation and contact sports," the TSSAA said in a statement.
While the Governor’s order is in place, member schools cannot have any competition or scrimmage with other schools and cannot have close contact activities during their fundamental practice in the sports of football, 7-on-7 football, girls soccer, wrestling and basketball.
"Based on the extension of the Governor's order, football and girls' soccer cannot begin their seasons as originally scheduled. We are in the process of developing regular season and postseason options to present to the TSSAA Board of Control for their consideration. The Board will ultimately make the decision as to how this will impact the postseason and if any adjustments can be made to regular season competition," the TSSAA said.