We already know that this season is going to be different than any other season we have ever seen but this year that is an added hurdle that football has never had to deal with it.
Football is going to have to wait on athletes from winter sports to finished their season before they are allowed to even start football practice. We have a practice start date of Feb. 4th and regions for basketball start the 8th, wrestling has until the 13th to finish region and indoor track starts on the 6th. If the school you root for is not good at any of those sports then you are fine but wrestling state meet starts on the 18th that means any wresters that make that tournament wont have enough practices to compete in the first game (that is 5 for this season). If you have any stand out track stars that make it to the state meet that wont be held until March 3rd so you are looking 2 games missed for those kids.
So which teams do you think are going to run into these issues? I have no idea who is doing what in basketball because I could care less about that sport but I know Graham is usually pretty good, Richlands best lineman are in the state tournament, Chilhowie is usually in the same boat as Richlands as far as wrestling is concerned, and Tazewell is well represented at track meets.