(CBSDFW.COM) – The University Interscholastic League (UIL) will be allowing high school football games in Texas to be televised and streamed on the Internet on Friday nights this season, officials announced Thursday.
Officials said the decision was made in order to promote social distancing and increase accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: 'This Is Trying On Your Soul': Dallas Home Hit By Possible Tornado After Being Rebuilt From October 2019 Storm
The UIL normally prohibits live telecasts of high school football games during the regular season, but the exception is being made for the 2020-2021 school year only.READ MORE: Missing Houston Tiger Transported To Texas Animal Sanctuary
With the start dates of school years throughout Texas differing, sports programs have had to adjust their schedules due to the pandemic, especially since many districts are starting the year with virtual learning only.
The home and visiting teams will each be able to have one webcast of the games, according to the UIL.MORE NEWS: Police: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Car While Waiting To Enter 'Ranch-Style' Property In DeSoto
A list of guidelines and restrictions can be found here.