Future of sports in Louisiana is bleak, no football until state reaches reopening Phase 4

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) voted Monday, July 13, to prohibit high school football games until Louisiana enters phase 4 of the Louisiana Department of Education’s K-12 re-opening guidance, which was released June 25.

Below is how sports seasons will look under Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 according to a chart published by WAFB-TV:

Phase 1:
Practice: Not allowed for any sport
Intrasquad Scrimmage: Not allowed for any sport
Interschool Scrimmage: Not allowed for any sport
Game Play: Not allowed for any sport

Phase 2:
Practice: Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball are allowed
Intrasquad Scrimmage: Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball allowed
Interschool Scrimmage: Cross Country, Swimming allowed
Game Play: Cross Country, Swimming allowed

Phase 3:
Practice: Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed
Intrasquad Scrimmage: Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed
Interschool Scrimmage: Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball are allowed
Game Play: Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball are allowed

Phase 4:
Practice: Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed
Intrasquad Scrimmage: Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed
Interschool Scrimmage: Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed
Game Play: Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling are allowed


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