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Dr. Susan Elza

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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.

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Football Dates 2018-19

5A and 6A Schools Without Spring Training, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, AND ALL INCOMING 9TH GRADERS
Date Event or Deadline
August 6 First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)
August 10 First day of contact
August 17 First scrimmage
August 22 Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)
August 27 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 13 First day of conditioning
August 17 First day of contact
August 24 First scrimmage
August 29 Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play during week one)
Possible Playing Dates
Week Dates
Week One August 30, 31, September 1 (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 6, 7, 8
Week Three September 13, 14, 15
Week Four September 20, 21, 22
Week Five September 27, 28, 29
Week Six October 4, 5, 6
Week Seven October 11, 12, 13
Week Eight October 18, 19, 20
Week Nine October 25, 26, 27
Week Ten November 1, 2, 3
Week Eleven November 8, 9, 10
District Certification
Date Deadline
November 10 District Certification - Schools have 11 weeks to play a maximum of 10 games.
Playoff Dates
Week Dates
Week One November 15, 16, 17
Week Two November 22, 23, 24
Week Three November 29, 30, December 1
Week Four December 6, 7, 8
Week Five December 13, 14, 15
State Championships December 19, 20, 21, 22(All Conferences)

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.  To help alleviate concerns of Districts of Innovation and school start dates, for the 2018-2019 school year, schools may choose to start the 80 consecutive calendar days for junior high football later than the first day of school, but no later than Monday, August 27, 2018. For schools taking this option, seventh and eight grade students may be in an athletics period, but cannot participate in any football practices outside of the school day until the first day of the 80 consecutive calendar days. If your school start date is after August 27, 2018, your 80 consecutive days will begin on your first day of school.

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