The Frontier Athletic Conference Monday released their conference schedule for the 2020 football season, under the OHSAA’s recommended six-week regular-season format.

As announced Friday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, “Following a recommendation from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday that if high school football games are approved by the governor, all teams will enter the playoffs beginning Oct. 9 and the state championship games will be played no later than Nov. 21.”

Under the OHSAA’s revised guidance, “Schools may keep their first six previously scheduled games, but all regular-season football contracts are now voidable by either school, especially in the event that conferences redo their league schedules to fit into the first six weeks.”

As there are five weeks of conference play in the FAC, Week 1, which is set for the weekend of Aug. 24, is currently scheduled to be non-conference games. As of Monday, FAC Commissioner Terri Tutt said that some schools are still looking for games.

The FAC schedule will then begin Week 2 and is set as follows:

• Week 2 (Sept. 4): Washington at Chillicothe, Jackson at McClain, Hillsboro at Miami Trace;

• Week 3 (Sept. 11): McClain at Miami Trace, Washington at Jackson, Chillicothe at Hillsboro;

• Week 4 (Sept. 18): Hillsboro at Washington, Chillicothe at McClain, Miami Trace at Jackson;

• Week 5 (Sept. 28): McClain at Washington, Hillsboro at Jackson, Miami Trace at Chillicothe;

• Week 6 (Oct. 2): McClain at Hillsboro, Miami Trace at Washington, Jackson at Chillicothe.

Junior varsity games will be held on Saturday mornings at the opposite sites.

Following Week 6, teams can enter the playoffs, and if eliminated, they may “continue to schedule regular-season games up until Nov. 14,” according to the OHSAA. Entering the playoffs is also optional, as teams can schedule regular-season games until Nov. 14 instead.

All schedules are still pending final approval from the state. The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Governor Mike DeWine is expected to discuss youth sports during his Tuesday, Aug. 11 press conference.

For more on the OHSAA’s guidance, go to: https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/Sports/Sports/Article/OHSAA-approves-6-game-regular-season-all-teams-in-playoffs-if-football-OKed-by-state/3/21/59166.