At the meeting of the Suburban One League athletic directors and principals on Friday, August 28, 21 of the 24 member schools voted in favor of playing fall sports with the delayed starting dates recommended by the league. Cheltenham cast the lone dissenting vote and will not be competing in fall sports while Harry S Truman and Springfield Township abstained.
Plymouth Whitemarsh included an exception in its vote to compete in fall sports and will not be playing football this fall.
Golf will begin its season on Sept. 3, and the start date of the girls’ tennis season is Sept. 8. Practices for all other sports except football will begin on August 31 with games beginning on Sept. 21.
Football will have a week of heat acclimation beginning on Sept. 14 with the first week of practice on Sept. 21 and the first game date on Oct. 2.
Scheduling for all sports will be finalized at working sessions of the SOL. Crossover games will be removed from the schedules of field hockey as well as boys’ and girls’ soccer.
SUBURBAN ONE LEAGUE PRESS RELEASE – DOYLESTOWN, PA – FRIDAY, August 28, 2020
The Suburban One League Executive Board voted this morning to approve Fall Sports in accordance with the delayed start proposal recommended by the Executive Committee on August 5, 2020. Under the approved plan, sports classified as Low/Moderate Risk which include Golf, Girls' Tennis, Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country, Water Polo, Girls' and Boys' Soccer, Field Hockey, and Girls' Volleyball can have their first regular season contest as follows: Golf - September 3, 2020, Girls’ Tennis - September 8, 2020 and all other Low/Moderate Risk sports on September 21, 2020. The High-Risk Fall Sport (Football) can begin competition on October 2, 2020.
The Suburban One League is committed to the health and safety of all our student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. The Board recognizes that the challenges presented by the Covid-19 Pandemic affect each of our member schools differently and that their responses to it are guided by the needs of their respective communities. The League will endeavor to accommodate the scheduling needs of our members and will proceed with the understanding that this is a fluid situation and subject to change.