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The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that the spring sports season would not be resuming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision came shortly after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee requested that schools remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

The spring season was officially postponed on March 16 with the 18 total spring teams at Franklin County High, Huntland, North and South left in a state of limbo in the interim.

The initial hope was that the seasons could resume on April 1, but the date was continually pushed back as coronavirus case numbers in Tennessee continued to rise.

FCHS Athletic Director Don Rhoton and Huntland Athletic Director Bob Robertson confirmed Thursday morning that the local spring teams would be unable to resume competition.

In a press release sent out by the TSSAA, the organization said that it is still hoping to resume activities in time for the fall season in August.

There were 6,079 COVID-19 cases and 135 deaths from the virus in the state of Tennessee as of Wednesday, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health.