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“What hurts is the preparation time,” says Westberg. “I wish we had another day for Western Alamance. Would it have made any difference? I have no idea. That was one hell of a ball game. “
But Westberg says his staff and players “have adopted the mentality that is what it is. My children were mentally okay, and I was more concerned about wearing out and getting hurt and how you would prepare. “
What advice can Westberg offer Teague, Sheffield, and other high school football coaches facing tight schedules this fall?
“Three games in eight days, as a coach you want to stay healthy,” he says. “The children don’t think about that. They just want to play football, and that’s a good thing. As long as your children think that way, you should be fine. “
“I never thought that we would have so much chaos”
How do teams deal with quarantine and restricted practices?
“It didn’t matter if we had one or all of them here, we will get jobs,” says Sheffield. “I reduced the times because you are dealing with fewer players. At the end of the day we’re just trying to keep the kids fit and motivated, to go out and play the game. “
What if High Point Central or one of its conference opponents has additional COVID-19 issues? Sheffield says he “didn’t even think about that possibility”.