Seventeen states have started high school football in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with another six set to play this week and 11 more coming in the fall.

Arizona is one of those waiting and watching and wondering.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Executive Board is set to vote on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee’s latest recommendations on Wednesday before moving forward with next Monday’s start date for practices in helmets.

Let’s look at some of the states that have already experienced Friday night lights amid the active COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are the states, according to, that have already kicked off their seasons:

Utah, began Aug. 13

Alaska , Aug. 20

Indiana, Aug. 20

North Dakota, Aug. 20

South Dakota, Aug. 20

Tennessee, Aug. 20

Alabama, Aug. 21

Idaho, Aug. 27

Iowa, Aug. 27

Montana, Aug. 27

Nebraska, Aug. 27

Texas, Aug. 27

Wyoming, Aug. 27