‘A concrete plan to move forward with:’ NJSIAA announces plan for 2020 high school fall sports

The NJSIAA announced last Friday its plan for 2020 high school fall sports, and while it will certainly look different, as of now, high school teams will be able to take the field for fall competition.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2020, 10:37 AM

Updated 1,380 days ago

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The NJSIAA announced last Friday its plan for 2020 high school fall sports, and while it will certainly look different, as of now, high school teams will be able to take the field for fall competition.
“I think it was a collective sigh of relief that we have a concrete plan to move forward with,” says St. Peter’s Prep football coach Rich Hansen. “The NJSIAA’s return to play plan pushes the start dates back about a month.”
For football, that means a six-game regular season, and two weeks of playoffs that won't go past the sectional round. But Hansen knows that could change at any moment.
“You just have to keep your head on a swivel and adjust every day and if you have a chance to get a day in, just be grateful for it and hopefully you get tomorrow but cause nobody knows,” says Hansen.
While fall sports have the green light now, Hansen says it's important to be hyper vigilant and cautiously optimistic.
“if we do go to spring, I hope it's piggy backed with the NCAA, but right now, all guns blazing on October and we hope we can stay healthy, and keep things safe, and get to that point.”


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