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As summer workouts progress, football season remains on schedule

Buford High School football fans cheer in the stadium during Buford's game against Jonesboro High School on Friday, Aug. 25, 2019.
Buford High School football fans cheer in the stadium during Buford's game against Jonesboro High School on Friday, Aug. 25, 2019.

Credit: Jenna Eason

Credit: Jenna Eason

GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines joined the “Georgia Prep Sports: From a Distance” video podcast Wednesday to discuss the association’s approach to the coming season.

Hines said coaches and players, alike, are grateful to be in front of each other as workouts progress.

Teams are now allowed to have some intrasquad work, meaning receivers can square off against defensive backs.

Hines explained that Georgia's coronavirus numbers have not warranted a change in plans, but the GHSA is closely watching.

He emphasized that the 2020 schedule nor eligibility requirements for student participation has changed. If a district required in-person attendance to play, then that stipulation remains to play. He did not say whether attendance at games would be allowed.

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