As Bobby Cox was quoted in The Star article, football is the #1 money maker, and combined with Boys Basketball helps pay for spring sports. There may not be another option than to play football in the spring....... killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Getting the revenue and not have to pay for spring sports.
For the non-football schools, let them have their spring sports and have tournaments that are non-class, although it would be mostly small schools anyway.
Start the season the 1st Friday in March, 6 games, 3 home and 3 road for all. Tournament would start mid-April, no bye weeks and finish up early May. Eliminate conferences for the season since a full slate can not be played. Not ideal I know, but at least there will be a season, and that would still leave 10 weeks or so before fall practice.