The last 10 days, Masconomet Regional (Mass.) boys soccer head coach Jared Scarpacci said with a sigh of relief, have been a rollercoaster.
The 2020 season represents his team's first in the Northeastern Conference, but administrators of the 12-member Massachusetts high school sports league voted last week to shift fall sports to the newly-created Fall 2 season, which is slated for Feb. 22 through April 25 in 2021.
Then came the student-led protests, which some Chieftains players participated in, calling for a reconsideration. Add in the MIAA guidelines teams must follow to play games while adhering to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) guidelines from mid-August, and the emotions only heighten.