Marysville Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk carries the ball with Prairie’s Ian Davis trailing during a playoff game on Nov. 15, 2019, at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Marysville Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk carries the ball with Prairie’s Ian Davis trailing during a playoff game on Nov. 15, 2019, at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA delays start of fall high school sports season

Football practices are now scheduled to start Sept. 5 and all other fall sports will begin Sept. 7.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday evening it has delayed the start of the fall sports season until Sept. 5th for football and Sept. 7th for all other fall sports.

The first practices for football were originally scheduled to take place on Aug. 19 with most school’s games set to begin Sept. 4. The first practices for all other fall sports (boys tennis, cross country, volleyball, girls soccer and girls swimming) were scheduled to begin Aug. 24 with games set to begin around Sept. 8.

The delay will causes changes in the fall sports schedule. The WIAA said its executive board will make another statement concerning fall sports on July 22 and will work on an altered fall sports schedule with the adjusted start dates. Games for fall sports now won’t be able to begin until Sept. 18th at the earliest.

Per the WIAA guidelines, football players need to participate in 12 practices before being eligible to play in games. All other fall sports require 10 practices before being eligible for competition.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Lakewood soccer player Juan Corrales

The recent grad helped turn the boys soccer program around while also developing a love for music.

Seahawks’ Carroll, 68, tackling pandemic head on

Seattle’s coach has challenged his team to set an example on following strict protocols.

Angels hand Mariners 4th consecutive loss

Albert Pujols and Mike Trout each hit home runs in a 5-3 win over Seattle.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert returning for senior season

The Edmonds native and King’s High School product averaged 13.9 points as a junior.

Mountlake Terrace softball player Jamie Bingaman

The standout catcher for the Hawks will continue her playing career at Cal Lutheran.

Wesco schools opt to delay start of prep sports until Season 2

The 21 schools in conference won’t participate in any of the WIAA’s alternative seasons in the fall.

Stewart scores 22, Storm hit 11 3s in win over Sun

Seattle’s hot shooting leads to an 87-74 win over Connecticut.

Another lost lead for M’s

Mariners’ bullpen again gives up the game-winning hit in a second straight loss to Oakland

2 Huskies join “College Football Player Opt-Out Movement”

Pac-12 football player group presents list of demands, threatens to opt out of 2020 season.

Most Read