By Brooke Markworth and Jaxson Miller
While quarantined after the positive case, the players were encouraged to do workouts at home in order to stay in shape. A daily practice is usually 2 or 2 ½ hours long, with warm ups, drills, running. Normally, the players have six days of practice and two days of lifting each week. Carter Okeson, a right guard for the junior varsity team, explained how the team faced the challenge of staying in shape during quarantine: “Our team works the best when we work together as a team. We have to remember to give it our all and stay consistent while playing.” He stated that – through it all - the seniors and coaches have been pushing them to be the best they can be. Okeson says, “We do our best to work as a team, not as 11 men on the field.”
COVID-19 has affected many teams here at Sheyenne High School, including the Varsity soccer team missing their state championship game. However, as far as football is concerned, it hasn’t put the players’ safety or health in danger.
Even with the COVID changes, the players have had an exciting season. Varsity has remained undefeated and the JV team ended their 2020 season with a 6-2 record. The freshman team ended with a 6-3 record with no games cancelled. The Varsity team is currently preparing for the playoffs. Then asked how this program has been successful despite being a young school, Karch said, “It really comes down to everyone doing their individual part and recognizing that everything they’re doing is important regardless if it’s playing on Friday nights or if it’s doing reps in practice.”
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