After months of wondering about when or if football and other spring sports would be played in 2020, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) came out and announced for classifications 4A and below, everyone will continue as planned. 5A and 6A schools will be pushed back one month.

“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” said UIL executive director Charles Breithaupt. “While understanding situations change and there will likely be interruptions that will require flexibility and patience, we are hopeful this plan allows students to participate in the education-based activities they love in a way that prioritizes safety and mitigates risk of COVID-19 spread.”

For all the schools inside the Wharton County coverage zone, teams will be able to practice as planned in August.

“We were all excited about the decision that UIL came out with,” East Bernard Brahmas Athletic Director Wade Bosse said. “ (We’re) excited to have any opportunity to get to play and have some normalcy.”

The Brahmas schedule wasn’t hurt and they will play 10-games barring any unforeseen interruptions. The only change for East Bernard will come in the preseason with the UIL eliminating one scrimmage. The Brahmas will now scrimmage La Marque in East Bernard on Thursday, August 20 as their only tune-up before district play.

East Bernard schedule

8/28 (home) Edna, 9/4 (away) Hitchcock, 9/11 (away) Boling, 9/18 (homecoming) Schulenburg and 9/25 (home) Ganado. District: 10/9 (away) Brazos, 10/16 (away) Danbury, 10/23 (home) Rice Consolidated, 10/30 (away) Tidehaven and 11/6 (home) Van Vleck.

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