By Melissa McCaghren
Slaton High School has had a rough two weeks going to all virtual learning, which also included the cancellation of two weeks of football and cross country.
Now, the Tigers will resume action this Friday evening (Sept. 25) against Post.
Kickoff is at 8 p.m.
While the team has been off the field for the past two weeks, Head Coach Lawrence Johnson said they have done what they could to keep virtual practice as close to the real event.
“We kept our schedule as close to normal as we could,” he said. “We start off with attendance and then a character lesson lead by a coach or player. We follow up with a motivational video and then jump right into football meetings.”
They also studied more than just what to prepare for when they compete against the Antelopes and other teams the rest of the season.
“Our character talks are a big part of our program because we focus on our daily core values. Virtual meetings is a good way to cut up with our players and let them know we can have fun while still being productive,” Johnson said. “We have also given our kids daily workouts to complete as well as a ‘Tiger Eat and Compete’ workout for Fridays to generate some friendly competition.”
Johnson said that he is looking forward to how the team responds after this 14 day quarantine – hopefully as a health tiger team.
“We want to see our kids compete at a high level, eliminate mistakes and big plays,” he said. “Go Tigers.”
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(Editor’s Note: this story was as of press time Tuesday, Sept. 22. Any changes or cancellations will be posted online at The Slatonite’s website, www.slatonitenews.com, and on Facebook).