TAPPS

TAPPS

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools ripped off the band-aid for the 2020-21 school year on Friday.

The governing body for the majority of private schools in Texas announced during a webinar that would be delays the start of the upcoming sports seasons.

TAPPS will not have athletic competitions until at least Sept. 8 including scrimmages, contests, games or tournaments.

The league will not be flipping seasons and will not be pushing back state championships.

TAPPS will play a truncated seasons for fall sports.

Football strength and conditioning will start on Sept. 8 with full pads allowed on Sept. 15.

Teams will be allowed a scrimmage on Sept. 21 before the first week of games starting on Sept. 28.

Volleyball will also start strength and conditioning on Sept. 8 with practice beginning on Sept. 14 followed by games on Sept. 21.

This change directly effects one school in Fort Bend County, Fort Bend Christian Academy.

FBCA football had Boling, St. John XXIII and Houston St. John’s scheduled through the first three weeks of the season.

TAPPS did not specify if this outline will mirror a future plan from the UIL that will be represented.

The UIL has not updated its plan for the 2020-21 school year in relation to the pandemic.

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