By the time spring sports games start, it will be nearly two months since the last contest of the winter sports season, but that gap actually doesn’t have much to do with controlling the virus.
“It’s the alternative fall (season) that’s taking place right now,” says Stratford Athletic Director Travis Grubbs on the reason for the delay. “I don’t think we could have done it while we allowed a number of schools to do football during this window.”
After making it through an all indoor winter season with high contact sports like wrestling, basketball, and hockey, there is optimism that the spring season, with all outdoor sports, should be much smoother.
“Crowing state champion wrestlers, I don’t think too many people thought that was really going to happen,” says Craig Diedrich, athletic director at Athens High School. “We do believe that the worst is behind if you will. That indoor season was really tough.”