Minnesota State High School League votes to allow volleyball and football to start

Both sports to start Sept. 28


Ava Ashby

Park alumni Addie Warg and senior Kendall Coley celebrate after a point at the Minnesota state volleyball tournament Nov. 7, 2019. The Minnesota State High School League voted to reinstate the fall seasons of volleyball and football Sept. 21.

Tobias Khabie and Molly Schochet

In a virtual meeting held by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Sept. 21, the board of directors voted to allow the volleyball season to begin Sept. 28. According to WCCO, the season will begin with 10 days of practice and the first game is set to be on Oct. 10. The shortened season will last 11 weeks and will include 14 competitions. 

During the meeting, the board also decided in a 15-3 ruling to allow the football season to begin Sept. 28, according to a tweet from MSHSL. Practices will start on Sept. 28, and the first games will be Oct. 9-10. There will be 6 regular season games followed by two postseason games. The format for the postseason has yet to be determined.

Park has yet to comment on their plans now that football and volleyball have been approved to play. The next MSHSL meeting, Oct. 1, will discuss winter sports. 

Echo will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.