The Connecticut-heavy Founders League won’t play interscholastic games this fall, with leaders from the 11-school group formally announcing their decision last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They’re the first NEPSAC league to cancel in 2020, as prep schools determine how to safely reopen and prevent a possible outbreak. All but Kingswood Oxford has a boarding-student population, meaning they’re left grappling with the same issues colleges are.
Choate Rosemary Hall boys head coach Charlie Fuentes outlined a simple example of what Founders League schools will contend with. They’re trying to preserve an on-campus bubble by limiting outside exposure, which games and cross-campus travel could threaten.