Football Team Quarantined for 2 Weeks

Football players, like Frankie Knight, 11, and Xavier Brown,11, pictured here from last season, look forward to when they can get back on the field.  For a group of them, that will be a little longer as they must stay home to quarantine.

Football players, like Frankie Knight, 11, and Xavier Brown,11, pictured here from last season, look forward to when they can get back on the field. For a group of them, that will be a little longer as they must stay home to quarantine.

Many players from the Lexington Christian Academy Football team have been quarantined at home for the week of August 23, 2020. These player have a potential exposure to someone with COVID-19. Because the football team has been practicing in small group “pods,” not all players had to stay home.  Many of the players quarantined are frustrated because they enjoy the face to face contact at school that they have only experienced for the first three days. With the student athletes being online there are many mixed emotions. Some actually enjoy the online experience due to more freedoms. Senior linemen Neal Dickey says, “I kinda like online school, I can poop while I am in class.” Other players have a more pessimistic view on the subject such as Senior receiver Will Vernon who exclaimed, “I wake up every morning and the only thing I look forward to is playing Fortnite after I’m done with my school work.” Many student athletes use their sport after school to get them through the day and it gives them something that they can look forward too, keeping them quarantined at home takes away from some of their happiness and excitement about school.

Nathan Boggs, a senior offensive lineman, talks about how all the players have to just bear through this situation and make the best of it, “It has been quite a change from going in person for a few days and then having to instantly switch online but we will all just have to adjust until our quarantine is up.” Almost all the players will be able to resume school and practice by the end of next week but for now, they will have to continue to find ways to stay in shape at home and bear through the tediousness of online classes.