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Football season for most El Paso schools delayed until late Sept.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released new guidelines which postpone the start of fall sports for the two largest conferences across the state.

The new guidelines directly apply to the 5A and 6A conferences in the state, which will affect most schools in the El Paso region.

High school football games for 5A and 6A schools will now begin Sept. 24.

For schools in 1A - 4A, games will begin Aug. 27.

“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “While understanding situations change and there will likely be interruptions that will require flexibility and patience, we are hopeful this plan allows students to participate in the education-based activities they love in a way that prioritizes safety and mitigates risk of COVID-19 spread.”

A school's classification is determined by the number of students it has enrolled. In Texas, schools with more than 2,220 students are in 6A. Schools with 1210 - 2219 students are in 5A. Schools with fewer than 1,209 students are in 4A.

In the El Paso region, these are the schools in 4A:

  • Riverside
  • Clint
  • Fabens
  • Mountain View
  • San Elizario

Here's a breakdown of the new guidelines:

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Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.



  1. I know this will cause a lot hatred spewed my way but, why don’t they just cancel football this year? It’s not like these kids are on scholarship or getting paid. Less chance of spreading the virus around, unless you can devise “social distancing” formations and tackling protocols!

    1. If they keep promoting these thugs kneeling during the National Anthem, football will cancel itself. I spent a lot of years roaming the sidelines as a coach but I don’t think I’m gonna miss it. It’s not a game anymore, it’s become just another American institution destroyed by the left.

    2. I imagine that’s exactly what will end up happening. Especially in the states with Republican governors who don’t seem to understand what we’re dealing with.

  2. The two caca magas above has no athletic ability and why they hate athletes. Classic white softies in athletics. Theres waterboys and there are athletes.

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