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Michigan high school basketball start date delayed

Michigan high school basketball players are going to have to wait a little bit longer than originally expected to begin their 2021 season.
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday announcement allowing indoor exercise classes and certain non-contact indoor sports to take place beginning this weekend, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) re-shuffled its schedule and released new information on its plans to proceed with winter sports.
Boys and girls basketball, competitive cheerleading, hockey and wrestling can begin practice this Saturday, with expected competition for the sports to begin on Feb. 1

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'The Dodge Bowl': Texas 6A-1 state title game creates father vs. son coaching matchup

Saturday’s Texas 6A-1 state championship game between Austin Westlake and Southlake Carroll is more than just an unlikely matchup between two teams that had to pull off upsets for a chance to play for hardware.
It is also the “Dodge Bowl.”
When Austin Westlake and Southlake Carroll clash this weekend, so will father and son. Legendary Austin Westlake coach Todd Dodge will do battle against his son, 32-year-old Southlake Carroll coach Riley Dodge.
It’s not really something that you ever really think about,” Todd said, per KVUE ABC

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Vote clears way for true football state championship games in New Jersey

New Jersey is inching closer to playing true football state championship games.
Only one of two states that does not currently play down to state championship games, the full membership of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Association (NJSIAA) voted to amend its constitution to allow for state championship games in its five public school groups for the first time by a vote of 318-12 with six abstentions.
“Our members have spoken and I applaud their decision,” NJSIAA chief operating officer Colleen Maguire said in a statement. “Now it is time to get to work on a plan that will bring a true state champion in high school football to reality.”
The vote removes a clause in the NJSIAA constitution that states that football state champions shall not be crowned, even though it does in every other sport it sponsors

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Washington eyeing seven-week high school football season

It’s almost high school football season in Washington.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) solidified its plans to move forward with high school football and seven other sports last week, moving it to a seven-week window beginning Feb. 1. The WIAA executive board restructured its “Season 1” featuring football, cross country, golf, slowpitch softball, soccer, girls swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball to fit the seven-week window. Seasons 2 and 3 will be reviewed and likely restructured at the WIAA’s next meeting on Jan

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Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer accepts high school coaching job in Arizona

Former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer is getting back into coaching. This time, it’s at the high school level.
Detmer has accepted the head-coaching position at American Leadership-Queen Creek High School in Arizona, per the AzCentral. He last coached in 2017, when he was BYU’s offensive coordinator and has since been working as a district athletic director. Detmer has previous experience coaching at the high school level with St