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It is most important that each UIL member school stay current with all athletic rules and policies. This page contains sport specific rule and season information for football. For additional information on UIL rules, refer to the policy section or the manuals section of our web site.

Football News

November 28, 2015
Football Playoffs Weather Update
There has been a weather condition that contains both ice and snow that has come into Texas that is affecting the northern and western portions of our state.  These conditions have made travel difficult and fields unplayable.

The decision on whether or not to move forward with playoff games as scheduled is left to the schools involved in the contest. If playing today, Saturday, November 28, is not an option, UIL will allow schools to extend the regional deadline to play on Monday, November 30. Start times of any games on Monday are at the discretion of the schools.

If schools do have to postpone until Monday, be aware that the next round game will then have to be moved to Saturday, December 5, at the earliest, to satisfy the five day requirement between games.
If you are a participating school and your game has been rescheduled, please update your game time and day information in your MaxPreps account so the most up to date information will be reflected on the brackets. 


July 06, 2015
2015-16 UIL Athletic Rule Changes

Football Dates 2016 (Tentative)

5A and 6A Schools Without Spring Training, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A
Date Event or Deadline
August 1 First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)
August 5 First day of contact
August 12 First scrimmage
August 17 Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)
August 22 Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play during week one)
5A and 6A Schools With Spring Training
Date Event or Deadline
August 8 First day of conditioning
August 12 First day of contact
August 19 First scrimmage
August 24 Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play during week one)
Possible Playing Dates
Week Dates
Week One August 25, 26, 27 (Sub-varsity football teams in Conferences 5A & 6A can play on Wednesday during Week 1 only if the varsity team plays on Thursday of that same week.)
Week Two September 1, 2, 3
Week Three September 8, 9, 10
Week Four September 15, 16, 17
Week Five September 22, 23, 24
Week Six September 29, 30, October 1
Week Seven October 6, 7, 8
Week Eight October 13, 14, 15
Week Nine October 20, 21, 22
Week Ten October 27, 28, 29
Week Eleven November 3, 4, 5
District Certification
Date Deadline
November 5 District Certification - Schools have 11 weeks to play a maximum of 10 games.
Playoff Dates
Week Dates
Week One November 10, 11, 12
Week Two November 17, 18, 19
Week Three November 24, 25, 26
Week Four December 1, 2, 3
Week Five December 8, 9, 10
State Championship Dates
Date Games
December 14 1A Division I & II
December 15-17 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Division I & II

Junior High Football

Practice shall not begin prior to the first day of school. Football equipment may be checked out to the players on any one day during the week preceding the first day of school.

The first four days of practice shall be conducted without any contact equipment except helmets. During the first four days, only shoes, socks, T-shirts, shorts and helmets may be worn. During the four-day acclimatization period, no contact activities shall be permitted. All student athletes who arrive after the first day of practice are required to undergo a four-day acclimatization period. No interschool scrimmages or games shall be allowed until after a period of at least seven days of contact football.

No junior high student or team shall participate in any scrimmage or contest until they have had four days of practice without any contact equipment except helmets, and seven additional days of contact practice.

From the first day of school, schools shall have 80 consecutive calendar days to practice outside the school day; 63 of the 80 consecutive calendar days may be used to complete scrimmages and games.

* All dates, times, and materials are subject to change.

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