Due to the extreme heatwave we are experiencing across Texas, the University Interscholastic League has made recommendations regarding football game start times. The district has decided to delay kickoff by a half-hour. Games will start at 7:30 p.m. This change will allow teams to adjust the time of pregame warmups to later in the day and play more of the game as the sun goes down and the temperature begins to drop. Due to the change in start time, stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m. to help spectators avoid the most extreme part of the heat. As of right now, the later kickoff time will only impact games on Friday, August 25.

Athletic Trainers have plans in place to help with heat issues for our athletes, coaches and officials. Coaches from both teams and officials will communicate prior to the game about potentially adding extended breaks between quarter and mid-quarter official timeouts to allow for extra hydration.  

Bands will not be in marching uniforms and will have access to their individual water jugs full of water at all times.

The change in start times will affect the following games:

  • Cedar Park HS vs. Cedar Ridge HS at Gupton Stadium
  • Glenn HS vs. Comal Pieper at Bible Stadium