It took until the final week of August, but the final shoe has dropped for Chester County sports in the era of coronavirus.
The Ches-Mont League will not play sports this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday afternoon, the Ches-Mont released a statement stating that it would follow the guidelines issued by the Chester County Health Department. Those guidelines recommend that no sports should be played under current conditions. The league hopes to play the fall season at a later date.
The Ches-Mont joins the Del Val League, Central League, the Philadelphia Catholic League, Philadelphia Public League, Inter-Ac League and Friends School League in cancelling the fall sports season.
“Based upon the current health and safety recommendations, the Ches-Mont League has voted to postpone sports competition at this time,” the league statement said. “The Ches-Mont has requested that the PIAA District 1 committee explore and propose alternate solutions that will allow our student athletes to compete at a later time.”
Multiple coaches who were reached on Friday declined to comment.
There has been talk of the fall season being switched to spring 2021 and playing three possible 10-week seasons: winter, spring and fall starting after Jan. 1, 2021.