Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 11:57 AM
Summit Academy won’t play sports this fall, becoming the second WPIAL school to cancel athletics over covid-19 concerns.
“This has to do with the health and safety of our students and staff members,” said athletic director Ryan Parrish, noting the school for at-risk boys faces challenges different than others. “Our dynamics here as a residential facility were a big thing. … I don’t want to say we have more restrictions but it feels that way.”
The private school in Herman, Butler County sponsors football and boys golf in the fall. Summit’s athletes had worked out this summer preparing for a season, but the shutdown wasn’t a complete surprise for them, Parrish said.
“Since they kind of sensed it coming, maybe it was less of a shock,” he said. “We’re going to see what we can do when things settle down. Maybe we’ll have intramurals on our campus to keep things going.”
The decision to…