The glimmer of hope is gone.
The University Interscholastic League officially ended any possibility of any high school football activities in Texas with its latest announcement.
UPDATE – 3/16 – 2:30pm
All UIL Contests, Rehearsals, Practices & Workouts Suspended Due to COVID-19
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— Texas UIL (@uiltexas) March 16, 2020
There was a chance players could participate in spring practices that occur prior to the end of the month, but this decision prevents any possibility of players returning to the field — or court or track or pool or anything else — until March 30 at the earliest.
Should spring football be canceled altogether, the UIL states football workouts would resume on Aug. 3 and teams would be able to add an additional scrimmage.
The official UIL press release can be found here.