GHSA Board of Trustees votes to push back football season 2 weeks


THOMASTON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia High School Association Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to push back the start of football season two weeks.

An original motion to start the season on time failed 8-4.

The season will now start the week of September 4 instead of August 21.

There will be a 10-game regular season, followed by five rounds of playoffs.

Despite the game schedule change, football conditioning can still start on July 27.

All other GHSA Fall sports will remain as scheduled on the current GHSA calendar.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!