Later start times allowed for early season football games

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Tuesday announced a decision that may take the “heat” off of early season high school football games in the state. 

The MHSAA Executive Committee announced it would allow varsity football games to start at 7:30 p.m. instead of the traditional 7 p.m. start time for games scheduled in August and through the end of September. 

The move is in addition to the use of heat timeouts that require officials to take timeouts midway through each quarter to allow for water breaks by the players and officials alike.  

Bob Bakken

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