The upcoming football season is approaching fast and the FHS team is getting ready to get back on the field. With COVID-19 altering the normality, just being able to play, no matter how different it may seem, is a big part of everyone who is involved.
Fruth Field will have a different feel in the spring. As of now, the fan attendance will be 25% capacity, leaving about 1000 spectators. Each player and coach will receive eight tickets. There will be live streams for each of the five regular season games, and possible playoff games.
Another change this football season will be the overall season layout. Instead of the usual September through November fall season, there will be a March through May spring season. This year will also include a nine week, seven game season.
Along with the change of schedule and spectator rules, masks will be mandatory and worn on the sidelines at all times.
Although this season is like no other, having one in general is a great thing to look forward to. “I’m really looking forward to getting one last chance to play the game I love with my guys,” senior quarterback Kyle Walljasper said.
“Being able to provide a season no matter how unorthodox it may be,” Fondy athletic director Dave Michalkiewicz said.
Practice started March 8 and the first game of is Friday, March 26 at Manitowoc. The remainder of the schedule contains Neenah, Stevens Point, Green Bay Preble and Bay Port.
“I expect us to win every game. Anything less than undefeated would be a disappointment,” Walljasper said.
The entire school is eager to have the return of our most popular sport and cannot wait to see what great things will be done in this alternate season.