Report: 3 weeks of HS football have been played in Utah without spike in COVID-19 cases
High school football in Utah has been quite a success, at least after three weeks of data has been acquired.
Utah high schools began playing football on Aug. 14 and will be entering Week 4 of the schedule this weekend. And according to a report from FootballScoop.com, there hasn’t been a spike in COVID-19 cases during that span. Obviously, that’s really good news.
In the report, FootballScoop.com provided a graph showing that there has been no major increase in cases of COVID-19. You can view the graph here.
The high school football season isn’t moving forward without some major adjustments in Utah. Capacity has been limited to 25%, while fans attending must wear masks and be spaced out in the bleachers. Two weeks ago, a game between American Fork High School and Timpview High School was paused by an athletic director because fans were not properly wearing their face coverings.
After a brief break, the game resumed play.
Utah is one of 20 states that have resumed playing high school football this fall. There are others that are scheduled to follow, while a few have already decided to punt until the spring. The states that have played so far include:
So, that means seven of the 11 B1G states are planning to move forward with a fall football season, at least right now. Below is the list of 18 states that played high school football on Friday night, per FootballScoop.com:
- North Dakota
- South Carolina (private schools)
- South Dakota
- Texas (Class 4A and below)