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WIAA has fall sports season still scheduled as planned, for now

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The WIAA high school football season is scheduled to start practice on August 3, with other fall sports to follow. But many athletes and coaches are wondering if the season will happen at all? The WIAA says as of now, it's scheduled to happen.

"Fall sports are going on as scheduled," said WIAA Executive Director Dave Anderson.

"We certainly understand and recognize that some of them can move forward a little bit more easily than some others. I would not say anything is ever off the table."

The WIAA has been faced with several decisions to make or not make. Should they cancel the fall season all together? Push it back a few weeks or all the way into the spring? For now, Anderson advises against all of the above.

"My experience has been that is like trying to bargain with the devil. My advice to the board is to try to do all that we can to see that there are three seasons of sport opportunity available to students this year."

One major change teams could see is building a season around opponents based off of location, not necessarily by conference or by size.

Anderson said, "the idea of our traditional conference may have to take a back seat for this year and we might want to look at scheduling contests within our regions so we don't have to travel so far."

For more information on the WIAA, visit their website here.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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