Earlier Friday afternoon, the MHSAA Representative Council made the difficult decision to postpone football until the spring of 2021. This decision was based on feedback and input from the Governor’s office, state health department officials, member schools, collegiate conferences and individuals on both sides of the issue.
At the end of the day, the MHSAA did everything they could to find a path forward for football this fall. With all input received, along with school feedback from the first week of practice, there was just too much uncertainty and too many unknowns to safely play football this fall.
While there is disappointment today that our AAPS athletes will not play football this fall, we are encouraged and motivated to find the best possible plan to fit football in with existing seasons to give all of our students the best experience possible.
The MHSAA will share plans regarding allowed fall coach-player workouts as well as concepts for the spring football season. Coaches will be contacting athletes and families next week regarding next steps for team activities. Until then, we are suspending all football activities. Student-athletes are encouraged to continue to train on their own in individual settings under direction from the coaching staff. We are discouraging any off-site activity with other team members.