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The California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section released its calendar plan for the high school sports season on Wednesday that showed there will be no playoffs of any kind, and 26 leagues across the section will create their own sports schedules.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section released its calendar plan for the high school sports season on Wednesday that showed there will be no playoffs of any kind, and 26 leagues across the section will create their own sports schedules.
Several coaches in Northern California voiced their frustrations over Wednesdays announcement.
If 40-plus states can make it work, why cant California? asks Casey Taylor, Inderkums head football coach.
In order to return to play, the counties must fall under the California Department of Public Healths color tier system
, with most sports including football falling under the orange and yellow tiers.
The kids are frustrated. They are dejected and feel they are being misled, Oak Ridge head coach Eric Cavaliere said.
Officials with the section said they know time is of the essence and they continue to push for all sports to be moved to the red tier.
All those other sports that are in orange and yellow, we continue to advocate that we would like to play those in red, said CIF SJS Commissioner Michael Garrison said.
If our football players could put on a helmet one time, just play our crosstown rivals and get that game in, they would be way better off and excited than no games for sure, Tokay head coach Michael Holst said.
KCRA 3 asked California Public Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly to address the plan for youth sports on Tuesday.
Outdoor versus indoors, whether you can keep physically distanced, whether you can be masked for part of the practice or competition. All of those things that play to lay out a plan, he said.