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Memorial, PNG & Nederland football and volleyball seasons pushed back. See how far.

The University Interscholastic League released Tuesday morning new changes to the schedules for some fall sports seasons.

The football season for 5A and 6A schools have been delayed a few weeks. The first official day of practice has been set for Sept. 7, and the first day for games will be Sept. 24.

Memorial High, Nederland High and Port Neches-Groves High are each 5A schools.

The football season will comprise 11 weeks and 10 games, and the district certification deadline is Dec. 5. The state championship will be played in January.

For 1A–4A schools, football practices begin Aug. 3 and games begin Aug. 27.

Volleyball practices for 4A and 5A schools will also begin Sept. 7. The season’s first games will begin on Sept. 14. The district certification deadline is Nov. 17, and the state championship will be Dec. 11-12.

Volleyball teams from 1A–4A schools begin practice Aug. 3 and start games Aug. 10.

Fans and concessions will still be allowed at games.

UIL requires schools to limit capacity to 50 percent and require all crowds to keep 6 feet apart and wear masks.

Marching bands and cheerleader squads will also be allowed to participate.

All changes to the UIL guidelines take effect Aug. 1

For more information visit https://www.uiltexas.org/policy/covid-19.