Verdict Still Out on When Central League Fall Sports Will Start

Radnor's Jahmir Dixon, spinning away from a Lower Merion defender. Image via Pete Bannan, MediaNews Group.

School fall sports is kind of in limbo, as county health departments advise delaying the season while the PIAA announces it will allow individual school districts and leagues to move forward.

Central League athletes are understandably confused, writes Terry Toohey for

For its part, the 12 teams of the Central League schools out of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties are delaying the start of the 2020 fall season.

Voluntary workouts are OK but the league is waiting for instructions from local school boards and superintendents, who are meeting this week.

Superintendent decisions will need to be to be approved by the league’s individual school boards before practices and games can begin.

It’s likely a fall sports season won’t start until at least October since schools are starting the new year remotely.

If there is a season, it will be league-only contests.

“We want to keep travel to a minimum and play games against schools that had the same process through the summer, which all of us have through those voluntary workouts. So that’s the only concrete thing we have agreed on since last March,” said Springfield’s Glenn Mallon, chairperson of the Central League athletic directors.

Read more about the upcoming fall sports season here.

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