Some high school football games across the valley are cancelled Friday night because players tested positive for COVID-19. But in the Agua Fria Union High School District, Canyon View is prepared to take on Desert Edge.
Ashton Zacher is starting quarter back for Canyon View High School’s varsity football team. The school was just built two years ago, so Friday will be the team’s first ever varsity game.
“It’ll be a fight, but I don’t think it’ll be anything I haven’t seen before,” Zacher said.
But the experience will be different than the typical Friday night game. Each player will be allowed to bring two guests. Those guests will need to wear masks while in the stands.
“It is a big miss, I mean the audience and everyone there would be a great thing to have but it is what it is right now,” Zacher said.
In the Tempe Union High School District, they’re also following similar protocol.
Head Football Coach at Mountain Pointe High School Eric Lauer said he’s reminding his team that it’s a privilege to play.
“We’re choosing to be hopeful the whole way through this thing because of the precautions and measures we’ve been taking to keep each other safe,” Lauer said. “Wear our masks, not just for ourselves but to the people around us.”