SPORTS: Pandemic-delayed high-school football season is about to start

High-school football is happening in spring this year instead of fall, and two local teams’ first games are tomorrow night. According to the Metro League schedule, Chief Sealth International High School hosts Roosevelt at Southwest Athletic Complex at 4 pm Saturday, and West Seattle High School plays Cleveland at Memorial Stadium downtown at 5 pm Saturday. One big thing to know: No spectators in the stadiums. However, you can still see the West Seattle-Cleveland game, as Rainier Avenue Radio plans online play-by-play, video and audio – here’s where to watch at gametime.

5 Replies to "SPORTS: Pandemic-delayed high-school football season is about to start"

  • Mel March 5, 2021 (6:58 pm)

    Does it not seem odd that it’s safe enough to play contact sports, but not to be in a classroom with masks?

  • Mj March 5, 2021 (10:36 pm)

    Mel – interesting observation.  In chatting with some players at Hiawatha they definitely are happier with the opportunity to play sports. 

    Getting the kids back into School needs to happen, many school districts have successfully opened why has the SPD not followed suit?  Some kids would continue with online learning and at risk teachers could be assigned accordingly.  This would leave more space at schools for distancing.

  • Mel March 6, 2021 (7:56 am)

    I agree. I am a proponent of safely getting kids back into schools. I just don’t understand how the district can justify sports when our classrooms aren’t even open?

  • Dotherightthing March 6, 2021 (10:29 am)

    Sports always comes first in America’s eyes, always has, always will. The idea that contact sports, coupled with heavy breathing, spitting etc., is allowed right now is irresponsible. I blame the parents who either can’t say no or use sports practices for babysitters.  

  • Anne March 6, 2021 (1:25 pm)

    If opening schools is a priority- getting teachers, school employees vaccinated first- should be a priority so they can be as safe as possible. I saw a SPS teacher interviewed last night – a concern she had was having proper ‘ enough PPE’s available- also that many teachers are having to buy their own cleaning supplies for classroom.That’s ridiculous- at a minimum ALL teachers at AlLL schools should have access to proper& plenty PPE’s & cleaning supplies.  That these concerns are even an issue is mind- boggling. 

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