The CIAC Football Committee voted on Monday to push football to the Spring 2021. This committee does not have the power to change anything. That problem is handled by the CIAC's Board of Control. They will meet on Wednesday afternoon.
The CIAC came out with a Fall Sports Plan on July 31st, a very comprehensive plan, a well written and thought out plan, in my opinion. The Plan basically outlined each week right up to the first game on what to do.
The teams would play a 6 game regular season and 2 playoff games and end the season by November 15th. I think that was a great plan, start it in September and end it early, giving time to prepare for the Winter Sports.
The CIAC has already said it would not swap Spring sports into the Fall. That would mean Football would be sandwiched between the Winter and Spring sports. It would mean 3 sports in a 6 month period.
The other Fall sports committees will meet this week as well. In my opinion, a decision made on 1 Fall sport should include ALL the sports. As 1 sport goes, so go the rest.
In my opinion, keep the Fall sports starting in September and ending in November. Start the Winter sports mid January and end in March. The Spring sports were wiped out last year and this year an entire Spring sports season is deserved.
I think the 3 sports in 6 months would be tough to do - BUT - I would rather see that - than none at all.
The kids just want to play - let's come up with a plan so they can!
Photo credit to Getty Images