There are 54 NJCAA football squads in the country, including Ellsworth Community College. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their seasons will be moved from the fall to the spring of 2021.

On Monday, the National Junior College Athletic Association  Board of Regents' approved moving the majority of competition to the 2021 spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every week, it changes. Last week on Thursday morning I went to work, football was going to be played in the fall and we were forging ahead with football in the fall. Sixteen hours later and we’ve got a proposal on the table that everything changes and this is what it’s going to look like and the whole plan together. Who knows what next week is going to bring or the week after,” Ellsworth Community College Athletic Director Nate Forsyth said. “At least, we have a concrete solid plan for the NJCAA and the student-athletes that we have will get to compete and get to practice in the fall and have their championship seasons in the spring and I didn’t know if we would get to that point and that is huge for us.”

ECC volleyball

All fall sports - with the exception of tennis and cross country - will be moved to a 2021 start time. Volleyball will start practice on Jan. 4.

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