COVID-19 pandemic shortens high school football season to 7 games
All teams qualify for playoffs under revised IHSAA plan
August 6, 2020
Iowa's spring sports seasons were cancelled and baseball and softball schedules were abbreviated due to COVID-19. Now high school football teams will have their regular seasons shortened as a consequence of the continuing pandemic threat.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on July 24 that varsity schedules will be reduced from the traditional nine games to a maximum of seven. According to the IHSAA, the revised plan for the 2020 season "considers flexibility for school return concerns, geography, postseason qualifying, transportation and possible COVID-19 cases as rationale...