Wiregrass football coaches change approach to season amid COVID-19


DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — Friday morning was the part one of the annual media day for some of the Wiregrass head football coaches. This year, the biggest question; how have teams adapted to the Coronavirus protocols?

For most, March through May were lost months in terms of spring workouts. Come June, activities started up and coaches saw the kids have an urge to be back.

“You know we were out of school, we didn’t see them for two months. You know its the old saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder in a relationship…this kind of made it fonder, the kids are showing up,” Said Eufaula head coach Ed Rigby.

For many trying to shape a constructive practice while maintaining the safety precautions for COVID-19 have been an interesting challenge.

“When the kids come in, you hit them with the touchless thermometer and kind of guess the temperatures…We try to make it fun like that. Its of course a change of workouts and we are doing the best we can to keep our kids as safe as we can,” said Ashley Carlisle, head coach at Abbeville Christian.

As the fall months quickly approach, only time will tell if the season is still a go and what exactly that looks like.

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