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Posted On: 02/1/21 11:29 AM

The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has given the go-ahead for high schools in the Land of Enchantment to start football practice on Feb. 22 with games tentatively set to begin March 1.

In an emergency meeting Monday morning, the NMAA board of directors unanimously voted 13-0 to approve the Feb. 22 start date.

While the parameters of a regular season schedule hasn’t been set yet, teams are expected to play a five-game schedule. NMAA executive director Sally Marquez has been given the flexibility to adjust the schedule if events warrant.

Marquez has also been given the authority by the board to determine if and when there will be playoffs.

The Feb. 22 date for starting practice is, of course, subject to the approval of the governor’s office. The NMAA has sent a number of questions to the governor’s office for clarification, but no response has been received yet.

The hybrid model is required in order for schools to participate in athletics on Feb. 22. In other words, some students must be back in the classroom before football can be played.

Whether fans will be allowed to attend games has not been decided.

Players will likely be required to wear

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