Coaches consider the possibility of football in the spring

WOAY – With several states across the country, including Virginia, deciding to cancel high school football in the fall, West Virginia head coaches are confronting the possibility of a spring football season.

“It’s not ideal,” said Summer County head coach Chris Vicars, who is supposed to be entering his fourth season at the helm. “At the end of the day, if that’s the only way we can keep football, then we’re certainly going to be supportive of that.”

While playing in the spring could salvage a football season, the prospect doesn’t come without concerns. Meadow Bridge head coach Dwayne Reichard thinks there could be a health risk for his players, with the spring and 2021 fall seasons being so close together.

The West Virginia high school football season is scheduled to begin September 3.