EAST LANSING (AP) — Officials said Thursday that high schools in the Upper Peninsula and much of the northern Lower Peninsula can compete in fall soccer, volleyball and swimming.
But schools in other regions of Michigan need to wait to hear more from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said.
“We need more answers before we can give all of our member schools the go-ahead to play each other again, and the majority of our schools are in regions that are not yet allowed to take part in volleyball, soccer and swim,” executive director Mark Uyl said.
Schools that have the green light are in regions 6 and 8, which cover the Upper Peninsula and nearly 20 counties in the northern Lower Peninsula. There will be limits on the number of people who can watch a contest.
Football is being moved to spring from fall to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. The MHSAA said teams can have 16 contact practice days from Aug. 24 through Oct 31.