Edison boys’ on two-week COVID shutdown, but had planned to opt-out of GMC “pods” anyway

Edison hosts No. 6 Colonia in a GMC White Division game on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

The Edison boys’ basketball team has halted all team activities and is on a COVID-related pause through the end of the month, according to school officials.

Those officials would not comment further to protect the privacy of their student-athletes.

Edison also won’t be participating in the Greater Middlesex Conference postseason, but Athletic Director David Sandaal says they wouldn’t have anyway.

Sandaal says Edison wanted a guarantee it would play JP Stevens in the postseason, which – in the GMC this year, due to COVID – is made up of four-team pods, with each team guaranteed to play two games. He says GMC officials couldn’t make that guarantee, and Edison instead decided not to participate.

Sandaal says Edison will return from its COVID break on March 1 with a game against Woodbridge, then play cross-town rival Stevens on March 3.

Meanwhile, JFK is not on a pause at the time of this writing, said Athletic Director Warren Rotella, who was reached by phone Tuesday afternoon.

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