BROOKLYN CENTER (LEARFIELD/KMHL)  —  The Minnesota State High School League has called a special meeting next week to reconsider fall sports.

The MSHSL Board of Directors will meet virtually Monday at 9 a-m.  The meeting was set on the same day the Big Ten Conference announced it will allow a fall football season in late October.

Executive director Erich Martens says they will continue their work of providing the safest possible way for students to participate in all league activities and athletics for the 2020-2021 school year.

Momentum about the return of football and volleyball started to build last week when a group of Minnesota parents launched the #LetThemPlayMN movement. The group was looking for 25,000 signatures on an online petition to urge the high school league to allow a return of fall sports.

The board moved some fall activities to the spring last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.