Wyoming High School football resumes

Players and coaches in eager to get back to work, now that Wyoming high sports receive the green light.
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 6:53 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The lead story in town surrounds high school sports getting the green light to resume this fall. The Wyoming High School Atheltic Association approved the go-ahead for football, volleyball, and cross country.

It’s been a little less than six months since athletes got the chance to compete. At this point and time, just getting back on the field is not enough. Both players and coaches understand what’s at stake, so on the fly adjustments are a must.

“We’re not used to not having a locker room. Having to make it like peewee football, coming changed ready to go. The hard part is you can’t share water bottles and all that stuff.”

There is no doubt, to ensure safety for all, things will look different in 2020. The deeper we get into the summer, it becomes tougher to wear masks on the field. After visiting with both East and Central High school’s football teams, the players seem poised, given the circumstances.

Field goal post at South High School.
Field goal post at South High School.(KTUU)

"They wear their mask to the field, and they wear the mask when they are not involved in drills. I can honestly tell you, starting with this summer, we haven't heard one complaint, because ultimately the kids want to play the sport that they love."

Now that the Mountain West Conference cancels the 2020 season, all eyes turn to Friday Night Lights in the Cowboy State. So when you think about the week one matchup across the board, there are fireworks in the return of high school football.

“For Wyoming High school football, the focus is on the hard work that these young men have put in. I’d love to see College football roll, but if it doesn’t, hopefully, Wyoming will come out to support their local high school football teams.”

The consensus in the city of Cheyenne and the entire Cowboy state is that football players and all athletes in high school want to play fall sports. Now that they have gotten the green light to do so, everyone involved is eager to get back to work.

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