The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the not always beloved lords of high-school sports in this state, finally rendered its verdict on how athletics will unfold during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The MIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday approved all 10 of its COVID-19 Task Force’s recommendations.
Following guidelines of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), only sports categorized as low or moderate risk by the EEA can compete this fall. Moderate-risk sports — field hockey, soccer, girls volleyball, and swimming — must make modifications in an effort to somehow eliminate deliberate and intermittent contact.
High-risk sports, including football, competitive cheer, and unified basketball, will supposedly be allowed during a “floating” fourth season wedged between the winter and spring calendars. These sports can hold fall practices, in accordance with EEA…