Although high school sports teams across the state of Pennsylvania are preparing for a fall sports season, much uncertainty remains as to whether they’ll actually happen. Those hoping to see the return of high school sports received some discouraging news today from Governor Tom Wolf. In a morning press conference, Wolf recommended but didn’t mandate that high school sports should not return until January of 2021.
The guidance is we should avoid any congregate settings. And that means anything that brings people together is going to help that virus get us. We ought to do everything we can to defeat that virus, said Wolf. “So any time we get together for any reason, that’s a problem, because it makes it easier for that virus to spread. So the guidance from us, the recommendation, is we don’t do any sports until January 1.
Before the PIAA votes to determine if the 2020 high school football season can begin, PennLive’s Pa. preseason Top 10 rankings are listed below. All PIAA football programs, regardless of prior district or league decisions to not participate this fall, were eligible to be selected to the preseason poll. Weekly polls during the regular season will reflect those school district decisions. Teams are listed with district, 2019 record and previous rank. NR-not ranked. HM-Honorable mention.