Make it three Alabama counties that have decided not to play athletics in the fall.
Barbour County is shutting down — not only fall sports – but sports for the entire year, according to WTVY News 4 in Dothan.
Multiple AL.com phone calls to the high school, Barbour County coaches and the superintendent’s office were not immediately returned.
On Monday, officials in a pair of West Alabama counties, Greene and Sumter, announced that fall sports (football, volleyball and cross country) would be canceled for the first nine weeks of the season amid coronavirus concerns.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Central Board last week approved an on-time return to sports and released a “best practices” guidelines to follow. However, AHSAA executive director Steve Savarese and state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey have said individual counties and districts would need to make the choices that are best for them.
Three high schools have been affected by the decisions of the past two…