Posted On: 07/9/20 7:13 PM

Shortly after New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham decreed Thursday that high school football will not be permitted this fall, the NM Activities Association (NMAA) said that football season would be moved to the spring.

"Although the NMAA and its member schools were hopeful that all interscholastic sports could resume as originally scheduled this August, the continued coronavirus pandemic and resulting public health concerns have forced the Association to consider adjustments for the 2020-21 school year."

The NMAA said a tentative plan "to ensure all sports seasons can be played this academic year" will be available on or about July 15. Right now, key questions concerning when football season would begin and how many games would be played are left unanswered.

Grisham later posted this statement on Twitter: "The state is working with the NMAA and I’m optimistic that we can get to a place where it’s safe to have these student athletes return to the field this year. First things first: We’ve got to contain this virus and make sure our schools can safely reopen this fall."

Reaction to the Governor’s decree from players and coaches was swift.

"Love our kids and our coaches. We will control what we

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