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Prep football, volleyball could still see a return to fall

Special session meeting to be held Monday, MSHSL says

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota State High School League’s board of directors announced on Wednesday morning it will be holding a special session this Monday to continue its discussion on a possible return to play for both football and volleyball to their original fall schedule. The meeting will occur at 9 a.m. on Monday in a virtual format.

After MSHSL Board of Directors members met on Tuesday for a workshop that went nearly four hours with only discussions, not decisions, being conducted, board President Blaine Novak called for the special meeting, but was required to give three days’ notice in order to have the meeting take place in accordance with MSHSL rules. The next board meeting isn’t scheduled until Oct. 1, which raised even more concern of it being too late to make a decision on a potential restart to the football and volleyball seasons.

Board members also discussed surveying their member schools as soon as Wednesday.

The MSHSL also said on Tuesday the earliest potential start date for football games in the fall would be Oct. 2, with practices beginning as soon as Monday. Volleyball practices could start on Oct. 12, with first available matches beginning on Oct. 22. This past Monday, prep football and volleyball teams were allowed to start its three-week period of optional practices after having their seasons postponed to the spring on Aug. 4.

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