SLO County football players return to practice without footballs

October 6, 2020

San Luis Obispo County high school athletes on Monday returned to practice for the first time since coronavirus measures took effect in March. They did so without using any balls. [KSBY]

In addition to not being allowed to use balls at practice, high school athletes must social distance and remain in pods of no more than 14 individuals.

At San Luis Obispo High School, the football, cross country and boys water polo teams returned to practice on Monday. The remainder of fall sports teams at the school will return to practice on Tuesday.

SLO High Football Coach Pat Johnston told KSBY his team is using the current practice setup to conduct conditioning and non-contact drills. The school’s main goal is keep students safe and to follow county guidelines to the best of its ability, Johnson said.

The SLO High coach also said being able to return to practice will do wonders for his players’ mentality.

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Why not we have had politicians with no brains running things for years.

You just can’t fix stupid.

Am I the only one that can see that huge cliff that we are rapidly approaching in California? We lemmings seem to keep following the politicians right over this cliff.

First no trophies and now no balls….hmmmm no balls…that explains a lot……

So…football players with “no balls?” That’s SO like California these days! Does the water polo team get water in the pool?

Yes, I think the water polo players will be allowed to swim in the pool for conditioning. But they can’t pass around the water polo balls or get within 6′ of one another. When not in the pool, they must wear a mask.

It’s a brand new pool at SLO High so the kids are excited to get the opportunity to use it and also see their teammates faces, even if from afar. It’s a step in the right direction.