New Jersey High School Spring Sports Season Officially Cancelled
There will not be a spring sports season for South Jersey high school athletes.
The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, announced today that the rest of the academic year for New Jersey schools will be closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With that announcement, there will be no high school sports in the Garden State. Since the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has already stated the season won't start until schools reopen, the 2020 spring season is now officially canceled.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association had been hoping and coming up with ways that teams could play this spring in the event schools were reopened.
On Friday, April 10, the NJSIAA announced it would not extend the season into the summer – as some had expressed interest in and even petitioned for – and set June 30 as the last possible day for a spring season.
It also set Memorial Day as the deadline for the start of the season in order to conduct state sectional tournaments. If the season were to begin after May 25 there would be no state tournament but conferences and leagues could hold tournaments with all play ending on or before June 30.
Sadly COVID-10 has taken sports away from the class of 2020.
Some reaction from some of the Cape-Atlantic League Schools: