The 2020 UIL cross country season is approaching, so it's time to release the VYPE Austin girls public school team rankings.
UIL 5A-6A Top 5
No. 1 Austin Vandegrift: The Vipers finished sixth at the 2019 UIL 6A state meet and can top that mark with 10th-place finisher Gemma Goddard leading four experienced state runners.
The return of Austin area high school sports took a major blow with a Tuesday announcement from Dr. Mark Escott, the Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority and Public Health Medical Director. In wake of continual COVID-19 concerns, he pushed back the return of county public and private school on-campus face-to-face teaching, learning and extracurricular activities until after September 7th. The Central Texas institutions that fall in the county's borders join other delayed returns to Texas school campuses, including those in Houston ISD, El Paso, Hidalgo County and other communities.
So, what does that mean for the start of the 2020 Texas high school football season? Well, if the UIL schedule isn't pushed back, Travis County would miss dozens of varsity games during the first two weeks, including the top affected matchups below.