The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused some changes to the athletic schedules for UIL schools, but one sport that wasn't changed was varsity football for Texas 1A through 4A high schools.

Today, marks the start of preseason practices for varsity football teams in classes 1A through 4A. Meanwhile, 5A and 6A football teams won't be able to start practice until September 7.

Week 1 for varsity football teams in classes 1A through 4A will still take place between August 27-29. The playoffs for those teams will start the weekend of November 12-14 and the State Championships are still scheduled for December 16-19, presumably at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

High schools in Lubbock County that will start practice on Monday are: Estacado, Shallowater, New Deal, Abernathy, Post, and Roosevelt.