Message from the head of the VHSL: I will share the VHSL does have an Ad Hoc committee discussing participation. The biggest issue on their agenda is the length of the high school football season. Some of the topics being discussed are: 1) how early practice should begin, 2) how to possibly shorten the season by one or two weeks, 3) consideration for shortening the season include eliminating a scrimmage, eliminating a week out of the regional playoffs, and eliminating the bye week out of the regular season. Over the last few years, there are fewer number of student athletes participating in high school football than in years past. The dynamics are changing and our member schools need to evaluate the situation.