FHSAA Football Update Regarding Hurricane Michael

With Hurricane Michael scheduled to make landfall in our state this week, the Florida High School Athletic Association would like its member schools in affected areas to know that our staff is here to assist should there be anything we can do to provide you help and/or support in this time of need. The FHSAA understands that in the Panhandle, high school athletics is certainly not a priority at this time. With that said, the Association has been inundated with questions and concerns regarding football specifically.

***** SHOULD YOU HAVE A SCHEDULE POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION OR CHANGE, PLEASE EMAIL fbeasley [at] fhsaa [dot] org (FRANK BEASLEY) OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT (352) 372-9551 EXT. 250 *****

Please see below for FHSAA information related to postponed contests in football:

Postponed games are games that are postponed before they actually begin.

  • The host school shall notify the opposing team and the officials as early as possible when a contest is postponed.
  • The host school along with the visiting school is responsible for determining whether an event is to be postponed until the time that game rules turn that responsibility over to game officials.
  • Postponed contests must be re-scheduled on the next day unless both schools agree on a mutual later date. The failure of a team to participate the next day or on the mutual agreed later date would result in a forfeit for the team who fails to come to an agreement of a makeup date.
  • After administrators agree on the rescheduling of the postponed contest, the host school must notify the FHSAA office the day of the cancelled contest via email at football [at] fhsaa [dot] org.
  • All games on a team’s regular season schedule must be played before Tuesday of week 11 on the football calendar.