High school football is back in half of the 50 states on Friday night.

FootballScoop.com has provided an update on the number of states that will move forward with high school football this weekend. While several states are already nearing the halfway point of their seasons, some will start the 2020 fall schedule later this evening.

Below is the list of states that have already started, or will start their high school football seasons on Friday night (B1G states in bold):

  • Utah
  • Alaska
  • Indiana 
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Idaho
  • Iowa 
  • Montana
  • Nebraska 
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Ohio 
  • Oklahoma
  • West Virginia
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania

Additionally, seven more states will move forward with a high school football schedule this fall. However, the season has not yet started and will begin either later this month or in October.

Those states are (B1G states in bold):

  • Michigan 
  • Maine
  • Wisconsin 
  • South Carolina
  • Arizona
  • New Jersey
  • Louisiana

So far, five B1G states will allow high school football, with three more to follow. The three states in the conference that will not permit HS football are Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota.

The B1G postponed the fall football season on Aug. 11.