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Vermilion Parish football coaches react to Oct. 2 start

The countdown to high school football has begun. As of Sunday, there are only 18 days left before kick-off.
Last week, the LHSAA announced the start date to high school football was being moved from Oct. 9 to Oct. 2.
Teams will also be able to scrimmage an opponent the week before.
Each team will play eight regular-season games. There is even a chance homecoming will take place.
Parish head football coaches are happy to play football, even if it is a week ahead of what they first thought.

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As long as Louisiana is in Phase 2, athletes at the starting line will not be able to bunched up like they are doing in this photo. Starting in September, there will only be 25 athletes at a time at the starting line. The athletes will have to be six-feet apart from one another when they line up.

Cross Country meets will be different

Since March, things have not been the same in the sports world. But starting in September, sports will begin to return slowly.
Cross country will be one of the first to return, along with swimming on Aug. 31. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association recently issued a list of new rules to maintain safety at cross country meets.
Cross country coaches throughout Acadiana have been talking about ways to run a meet while implementing the guidelines from the LHSAA.

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There will not be any high school football in September in Louisiana.

Start of high school football season has new date of Oct. 8

It looks like the start of high school football has been pushed back by at least a month.
The LHSAA has pushed back the start of its football season until Oct. 8. LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine sent out a memo to member schools on Wednesday that includes updated calendars for all its fall sports.
Kaplan head coach Stephen Lotief said, "At least we have a clue. We can make a plan to be ready for that date even though I guess it is subject to change."

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON WON’T BEGIN UNTIL PHASE 4

BATON ROUGE — LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine reiterated his organization’s dedication to high school athletics beginning in the fall during his presentation to the House Education Committee Monday.
However, when those athletic events will be able to take place is still up in the air.
Contact football practices and games cannot begin until the LHSAA enters Phase 4 of its reopening.
Louisiana remains in Phase 2 of its reopening by order of Gov. John Bel Edwards until at least July 24.

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