CLEVELAND, Ohio — A majority of high school officials across Ohio prefer to stay the course with fall sports, at least beginning with low/non-contact sports as scheduled, according to a survey conducted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and shared Wednesday night with schools.
The survey asked six questions of athletic directors, superintendents and principals to gauge their thoughts on playing sports this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.
The OHSAA received at least 1,498 responses to each question. Some questions received more answers. The OHSAA has 817 high schools and 873 middle schools in its membership.
Of the six questions, the most lopsided answer is that 1,330-of-1,499 respondents said they do not believe any student or adult tested positive for COVID-19 as the result of participation in an on-campus activity.
The question with no clear answer relates to scrimmages.
Of 1,500 to respond, 589 said they are in favor of at least one scrimmage for contact sports….