Governor JB Pritzker extended his closure of schools to April 8 last week, furthering the question - Will there be a spring high school sports season?
Administrators and coaches are hoping the situation around the coronavirus outbreak the nation and the state will soon resolve itself so their teams can get back to practices and begin their competitive seasons but decisions like those are left up to state and federal leadership according to Maroa-Forsyth High School athletic director, Phil Applebee.
The Class of 2020 may not get to fulfill the potential of their senior season and while that certainly tugs at the hearts of administrators and coaches, Applebee says the bigger concern right now is keeping everyone safe.
Applebee says Superintendent Dr. John Ahlemeyer is sending out information to his administration and community almost daily. Applebee hopes to salvage some of this season and make whatever they get of a season the best possible for everyone.