Goat football holding optional practices
by Dennis Rahm
In a normal, non-COVID school year this would be the time of the season that qualified football teams would be gearing up for the start of the playoffs. However, this is anything but a normal year and for now, and the foreseeable future, high school athletics remain on hold.
Earlier this year the WIAA announced revamped sports seasons that would move football and volleyball to a Spring start. With recent spikes in COVID positive cases it’s beginning to look more and more likely that entire sports seasons for high risk sports such as football, wrestling and basketball might be in jeopardy of not being played this 2020-21 school year.
While prep football has been put on hold in Washington State, there is still a chance that games can be played later this school year and that’s the hope of Chelan Football Coach Travis Domser and his players.
Although there are still a lot of unknowns,Coach Domser remains hopeful there can be a football season beginning in March. Domser said about 40 of his players have been participating in approved “optional” practice sessions at Sargent Field. He tells LakeChelanNow that even with no outlook for games in the next three months, the kids are still excited to be practicing.
You can listen to the Coach Domser audio interview here where he talks about liking the way the squad is developing, noting they are a fun group to coach.