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UIL NEWS: COVID-19 Football State Championships Update

UIL posted this press release today:



AUSTIN — The UIL has been notified that due to COVID-19, the Conference 1A Division II six-man football state championship game between Balmorhea and Richland Springs will not take place in conjunction with the 1A-4A football state championship games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this week. At this time, all other 1A-4A football state championship games are set to go on as scheduled.

Per the UIL Football Playoff Information Handbook, if one or both teams are unable to play in the state championship game due to COVID-19, teams will be allowed to reschedule games at a site determined by both schools. These games should be completed by January 16 for 1A-4A schools.

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Yesterday, they had provided this schedule update:


AUSTIN, Texas — The 2020 UIL Football State Championships for Conference 1A-4A will take place Dec. 16-18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Conference 1A Six-Man Division II – Balmorhea (11-1) vs. Richland Springs (12-0) – 11:00 a.m.

Conference 1A Six-Man Division I – Sterling City (14-0) vs. May (13-1) – 2:00 p.m.

Conference 2A Division II – Windthorst (14-1) vs. Mart (14-0) – 7:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for the games on Dec. 16, please go to the following link: Click here

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Conference 2A Division I – Post (15-0) vs. Shiner (13-0) – 11:00 a.m.

Conference 3A Division II – Canadian (14-1) vs. Franklin (12-2) – 3:00 p.m.

Conference 3A Division I – Tuscola Jim Ned (13-1) vs. Hallettsville (13-2) – 7:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for the games on Dec. 17, please go to the following link: Click here

Friday, December 18, 2020

Conference 4A Division II – Gilmer (14-1) vs. Carthage (13-0) – 12:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for this game on Dec. 18, please go to the following link: Click here

Conference 4A Division I – Argyle (15-0) vs. Lindale (13-2) – 7:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for this game on Dec. 18, please go to the following link: Click here


Media Credentials

To request media credentials for the UIL Football State Championships, please submit an online media credential request form which can be found on the UIL website at by the media credential deadline, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DEADLINE FOR THE EVENT. LATE REQUESTS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED DUE TO COVID-19 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of media credentials issued will be limited and credentials will be issued per match for this year. Please refer to the UIL Football State Championship Media Policy on the UIL website for media credential guidelines. Media credentials may only be picked up on game days at the AT&T Stadium North Ticket Office.

Face Coverings
All guests at AT&T Stadium will be REQUIRED to wear a face covering at all times (including stadium parking lots), except when they are actively eating or drinking. For full AT&T Stadium health & safety guidelines, please visit their Safe Stadium information page.

AT&T Stadium Bag Policy

The AT&T Stadium Bag Policy will be in effect during all UIL Football State Championship games. This policy states that fans cannot bring any purse, bag or container larger than a small clutch bag. Prohibited items include: binocular cases, briefcases, camera bags, cinch bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions. Fans may bring clear bags including a clear tote that does not exceed 12x6x12 inches or a clear one-gallon re-sealable storage bag. More information can be found at the following link:

UIL Football State Championship Games Telecast Schedule (Dec. 16-18)

All UIL 1A Six-Man and 11-man games will be televised on either Fox Sports Southwest or Fox Sports Southwest Plus. All games can also be found on the Fox Sports Go App.

For more broadcast information of the UIL Football State Championship, please visit the UIL website at

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