While the normal fall winter seasons have looked a little different across the nation this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 51 state high school associations continue with their determined efforts to provide high school students the opportunity to compete in sports and performing arts. Many state association leaders must adhere to state government and health mandates, but the goal is the same in every state: to play, perform and compete – together. In total, 35 states participated in football in the fall. At the high school level, the efforts of coaches, administrators, students and parents to follow protocols and “finish the race” has been amazing. The oft-delayed 2020 fall football season concludes over the next two weekends as Texas (Jan. 14-16) and Michigan (Jan.