I get it. People love high school football. They either love to play it, or watch their kids/grandkids play it. So, it’s no wonder that many people in the Rio Grande Valley are anxious for this season to start, despite this lethal pandemic blowing in the wind.
PHARR - PSJA ISD will be opening stadium facilities at all four comprehensive high schools to Varsity student athletes to begin voluntary conditioning this upcoming week Sept. 21-25 for the start of fall sports on Sept. 28. All health and safety measures will be followed, and as an enhanced safety precaution, students wanting to take advantage of using the facility to condition will be required to submit a recent negative COVID-19 test. Coaches and athletic trainers who are supervising will also be tested.
Sorry, Houston Texans fans, provided there any still left, but your team lost to the KC Chiefs last Thursday, 34 to 20. I know you already know that, but it gives me pleasure to repeat the loss: 34 to 20.
Since I gave up on pro sports long ago, back when tickets were still affordable and politics stayed outside the gates, I use it now as a means to find humor. The stories that involve hypocrisy are typical.
Most of us knew it was coming – the end of the 2020 football season. Some parents, grandparents, friends, coaches, much less the players are still hopeful that it won’t end, that things will miraculously resume to some semblance of normalcy when school is set to begin next month, but given the spread of this new (novel) coronavirus, and new reports that it is attacking the young more than originally thought, that hope seems like a dream at best.