KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — All TSSAA events are cancelled for the remainder of the school year. The association announced the decision on Wednesday, after Governor Bill Lee recommended that schools remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.
In a statement, the TSSAA said:
"This is an unprecedented time across our state and country, and we do not make this decision lightly. We thank all of the participants, their coaches, administrators, parents, and everyone else who has dedicated a tremendous amount of time, passion, and effort to high school athletics, especially these affected events.
To our senior participants - we thank you for everything you have done for your schools and communities and wish you the very best in your bright futures. This is difficult, but the lessons you’ve learned and friendships you’ve made through high school activities will last your lifetime. We look forward to the resumption of high school athletics during the 2020-21 school year, and will continue work on those events at this time. The TSSAA thanks everyone involved for their patience and understanding throughout this process.
Information will be given to member schools regarding summer athletic activities in regards to the sports calendar at a date in the near future."