CIAC reaffirms decision to cancel fall football

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference reaffirmed its previous decision to cancel the fall football season Wednesday after a Board of Control meeting.
According to an update on the CIAC website:
"This decision was made in alignment with the Connecticut Department of Health’s recommendation that football is a high-risk sport and should not be played this fall. The board did, however, agree it would consider allowing competition at a later time for a sport that cannot hold its regularly scheduled season, such as football, provided it does not negatively impact spring sports."
According to the CIAC, “schools, with approval from their local [Department of Health], may opt to play full contact football as a “club” sport, similar to girls ice hockey, without adherence to CIAC COVID mitigating plans.”
Last week, more than 1,000 players and coaches rallied at the state Capitol. One of those players from Meriden has since tested positive for COVID-19.