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 Dates 2017-18 (Tentative)
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 7||First day of conditioning (No contact activities permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)|
|August 11||First day of contact|
|August 18||First scrimmage|
|August 23||Second scrimmage (5 Day Rule applies)|
|August 28||Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third scrimmage shall not play during week one)|
|Date||Event or Deadline|
|August 14||First day of conditioning|
|August 18||First day of contact|
|August 25||First scrimmage|
|August 30||Second scrimmage (Schools opting for a second scrimmage shall not play during week one)|
|Week One||August 31, September 1, 2 (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 7, 8, 9|
|Week Three||September 14, 15, 16|
|Week Four||September 21, 22, 23|
|Week Five||September 28, 29, 30|
|Week Six||October 5, 6, 7|
|Week Seven||October 12, 13, 14|
|Week Eight||October 19, 20, 21|
|Week Nine||October 26, 27, 28|
|Week Ten||November 2, 3, 4|
|Week Eleven||November 9, 10, 11|
|November 11||District Certification - Schools have 11 weeks to play a maximum of 10 games.|
|Week One||November 16, 17, 18|
|Week Two||November 23, 24, 25|
|Week Three||November 30, December 1, 2|
|Week Four||December 7, 8, 9|
|Week Five||December 14, 15, 16|
|State Championships||December 20, 21, 22, 23 (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.
* All dates, times, and materials are subject to change.