It is July 21, and there still is no strong indication on what the OSSAA might do for the fall high school sports season. And that is understandable, with what everyone is going through with COVID-19. Simple enough, it’s a hectic time right now.

What are the states surrounding Oklahoma doing, in regards to its fall high school sports season?

In Texas, they made their decision on Tuesday morning. UIL (Texas) postponed the start of Class 6A and 5A football and volleyball five weeks. While Classes 4A and below are scheduled to start on time as originally stated.

In Kansas, all high school athletics will be delayed until after September 7.

In New Mexico, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that contact sports will not be permitted this fall at the high school level.

In Missouri, they seem to be going on as planned, but if schools offering virtual learning only, either temporarily or for the semester/year will not be able to offer sports and activities during that period.

In Arkansas, the Arkansas Activities Association is preparing to resume activities and athletics this fall in accordance with the regular AAA calendar, according to a press release.

Now Oklahoma is obviously not these states, but it still could cause a ripple effect on what the OSSAA decided to do.

“We are still staying with going as scheduled with our activities in the fall,” OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson said. “We know that may change with information that changes on a daily basis. But as of right now, we’re scheduled to go as planned. As a matter of fact, we just sent a memo to our schools saying so.
“Now, we also included in that memo that things could change.”