By: Alec Eskin
After a lot of highs and lows which included the Central League pithing back the fall sports season until January 1st, to the Chester Country Health Department removing that recommendation, to now the Central League approving fall sports play, Garnet Valley’s sports have officially returned. This has been an announcement that the Garnet Valley sports community has waited for. The lets go play rally has seemed to have paid off not only for Garnet Valley, but for other sports communities around the Central League. Garnet Valley sports practices are officially underway and scrimmages will start very soon. However, this sports season will not look as it has been in the past.
This year, each team will only be completing against Central League teams. So only league play. This also means that there will be no District playoffs. Also, as of now there will as of now there will be little to no fans at the games due to Governor Wolf’s 250 maximum gathering mandate. Then, players, coaches, and staff members will have to be social distant on the sidelines and will be wearing masks when they are not on the field. Lastly, the seasons will have Central League tournaments instead of District tournaments.
Even though this season is not how anyone envisioned it, you can just feel all of the excitement from the fans and players. The reason could be that because we haven’t had high school sports in such a long time and now there is a lot more appreciation for just having it. It has been great to see everyone in the Garnet Valley sports community working together to make this season happen. There will be broadcasts for select games this year for sports games and there should be a broadcast for every football game this year. This should be a year in the making!