COVID-19 delays fall sports seasons

by | Aug 6, 2020 | Sports

Friday night lights will not start burn­ing in Wylie until the end of September under an athletics and band schedule announced last month by the University Interscholastic League.

The delay, by about a month, in prac­tices and games was instituted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new UIL rules, students in classes 5A-6A cannot start football and volleyball practices until Sept. 7. Nor­mally, practices would have started the first week in August.

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By Joe Reavis[email protected]

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