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By David Pan 

High school football moves to spring as part of changes in prep sports calendar

Series: Coronavirus | Story 140

Last updated 7/24/2020 at 10:44am

Beacon photo by David Pan

Archbishop Murphy quarterback Victor Gabalis is chased by North Kitsap's Blake Shipp during a first-round 2A state playoff game on Nov. 15, 2019, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Football season will be in the spring next year because of COVID-19.

The governing body for high school sports in Washington has called an audible. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced on July 21 several major changes to the 2020-21 sports season calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The biggest is shifting football from the fall to the spring. Girls soccer and volleyball also will be played during the third of four newly created seasons. Season 3 would start Feb. 22 for football and March 1 for the other sports.

"First and foremost, we absolutely want to provide opportunities for our students," WIAA executive director...

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