A group of dedicated South River High School students who play sports from football to soccer and cheer took to Montgomery Street in front of the South River Board of Education offices Thursday morning, intent on letting the district’s governing body know they want to play this fall.
Organizer Tammy Torok, president of the South River Booster Club, says she got wind that discussion of the topic at an agenda meeting Monday night wasn’t favorable, and decided to make sure students – including her son, who’s on the football team – knew what might happen if they didn’t speak up.
A handful of districts around New Jersey have cancelled fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, even though Governor Phil Murphy and the NJSIAA support outdoor sports like football and soccer being played, believing the season can take place safely if proper protocols are met.
Torok says she wanted to see a positive, proactive approach.
The theme for Thursday’s rally was “Rams Speak.” Watch the video below for a recap: