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Saturday June 19th, 2021 4:56AM

Football still set to kickoff Sept. 4

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

THOMASTON — So far so good for prep football kicking off in Georgia.

Things are still on track to begin the 2020 football season on Sept. 4 after Wednesday’s meeting between the Georgia High School Association and its sports medicine advisory committee.

It was the latest of a series of weekly meetings the SMAC and the GHSA has held to monitor the COVID-19 situation. GHSA executive director Robin Hines issued the statement on the organization's website late Wednesday after the meeting to say everything is still a go to open the season on Sept. 4 around the state.

Several of the state's largest systems, like DeKalb, Fulton, Bibb, and Chatham counties, have opted to delay their starts into October or play intra-system schedules (Savannah) but more than 400 of the state's 469 GHSA schools are still set to open Sept. 4.

Only Riverside Military Academy, which plays in Region 8-2A, has opted not to play fall sports, so far, in our northeast Georgia coverage area.

AccessWDUN will keep you updated on any changes and the latest updates as we get them.

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