Dothan High Football prepares for season affected by COVID-19

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DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — After the Alabama High School Athletic Association held a safety meeting on the fall sports for this upcoming school year, high school coaches were able to get a brief look as to what the season might look like.

For Dothan City High School’s football team, they will continue to prepare as if the season was on as normal. Wolves’ head coach, Smitty Grider, is confident that the AHSAA will have the state playing games on time.

“Right now I think we are playing. I think we will play on August 21st. From the information I have coming out of Yesterday’s meeting…we are gonna play,” said Coach Grider.

Before the pandemic struck, the Wolves’ were having a great offseason says Grider.

“We were having a tremendous offseason until March 13th when they shut us down,” he said. “But the kids came back with a great attitude and we have a lot of talent to build around.”

The team is approaching their second season since the Dothan-Northview merger. This will also be their first season in the 7A class division.

The Wolves will have their first game on August 21st against Park Crossing high school.

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