Good afternoon, Coaches. We hope you enjoyed the weekend. We’ve got three stories for you.
1. Quarantined Mississippi Coach Communicates In-Game from Lift in His Yard (Outkick Coverage)
We’ve all wondered how our respective teams will function if we have to quarantine in the midst of the season after a positive COVID test.
It turns out, the team may not miss a beat, if this Mississippi coach is any indication.
Vardaman (Miss.) High School head coach Brennan Pugh was in quarantine Friday night, but that didn’t stop him from getting on a lift to coach his team against Holly Springs. Pugh lives next to the stadium and was up on the lift coaching his team.
Unfortunately for Pugh, Vardaman lost 20-14.
— ʀᴇᴇᴅ ᴊᴏɴᴇs ☻ (@_rdjns) September 12, 2020
What is your plan if a coach on your staff tests positive for COVID?
2. The craziest ending to a game you’ll see (Al.com)
If you have yet to see a high school football game in your state but you’re dying for some action, check out this video. This is the play of the year — guaranteed.
You’re not going to believe the end of the Hillcrest win over Wetumpka. pic.twitter.com/ulmOKUVcOt
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) September 12, 2020
What trick play do you have in place if your team needs a touchdown late?
3. South Carolina athletic director invents social distancing song (ABC4 News)
Here’s an idea if you’re worried about fans failing to social distance at your games. It’s a new approach to social distancing at high school football games.
SCISA’s Athletic Director Mike Fanning invented a signal for fans to spread out six feet.
Director Fanning is about to take that novel concept one note further with the help of Richard Berry’s hit song from the 50s.
“It was not a verbal command that the parents heard like move whether it was ‘Louie, Louie,’ the kids would immediately standup extend their arms, if touching somebody, they’d have to slide down some. Pretty cool!”
Right now, SCISA follows Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order for athletic game attendance.
“We have set a baseline for all of our schools and all of our activities. It’s to wear a mask upon arrival and leaving and if they go to restroom and concession stand.”
What measures do you have in place to ensure social distancing at your games?
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