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Section VI gives the green light for low-risk fall sports

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 15:26:53-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Low-risk fall sports are a go for Section VI.

The Section's Athletic Council voted Wednesday to move forward with fall sports after accepting the results of a post-card ballot. According to those results, 67 of the 70 schools voted to in support of the September 21st start date.

“It remains the right of each district and league to engage in their own decision-making process and commit to all of the allowable sports, some selected sports or even none”, Section VI President Brett Banker said. “Each district will make the appropriate decision for their communities. We respect the position each district must take. Now it’s incumbent on all of us; athletic directors, coaches, athletes and families to do all we can to follow protocols and attempt to limit exposure.”

Some school districts like Buffalo Public Schools have already made the decision to not have a fall sports season.

Low-risk fall sports include cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, girls swimming, and girls tennis.