Ledger-Enquirer sports reporter Joshua Mixon has covered everything from the SEC Championship to girls flag football. Hines said the GHSA would be applying for a loan under The CARES Act, a $2 trillion federal law passed for COVID-19 relief efforts that also allows funds to be directed to businesses. The largest school district in the state with 23 high schools announced that it would start school on Aug. 12 with all virtual learning. The cancellation means no GHSA activities or practices are allowed until further notice. Our seniors have a great deal to be proud of and while this is not the way any of us wanted it to end, I want to thank them for a job well done," GHSA executive director Dr. Robin Hines said in a statement. There are no plans to grant an additional year. Hines also stated that there was no intention of giving high schoolers extra eligibility like the NCAA is doing with spring athletes since their seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak. Kemp also closed all K-12 schools in the state for the remainder of the school year. I especially want to commend the graduating seniors who have not only missed most of the spring season but prom, senior nights, awards ceremonies, possibly graduation, and spent the last few months away from their friends and classmates. The school board announced that its school system would begin on Aug. 17 in a virtual-only platform. As sad and disappointing as this spring has been, there is a backward trickle effect and there are many unintended consequences associated with waiving this by-law. “This is what the stimulus package is for and it is really good news for us.”. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2020. He previously covered Georgia athletics for the Telegraph. Sports GA High School Association Cancels Football Scrimmages The Georgia High School Association has canceled all preseason football scrimmages, and postponed competitive cheer and one-act plays. Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that schools throughout the state would remain closed for the rest of the school year. The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) announced after its electronic Board of Trustees meeting, Thursday, that spring sports and activities were canceled for the remainder of the school year. Hines also stated that there was no intention of giving high schoolers extra eligibility like the NCAA is doing with spring athletes. Your continued support makes local journalism like this possible. A Middle Georgia high school has elected not to play football this season because of the novel coronavirus. Hines also stated that there was no intention of giving high schoolers extra eligibility like the NCAA is doing with spring athletes. If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. Georgia High School Association votes to delay start of football season by 2 weeks Justin Barney , Sports editor Published: July 20, 2020, 4:02 pm Updated: July 20, 2020, 4:19 pm Classes will continue to take place online. High school sports are now finished for the spring across Georgia including here in Glynn County at Brunswick High and Glynn Academy.
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