Coaches, players share thoughts on County Alert System

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – Every Saturday night, coaches, players, and fans are glued to their computer screens, trying to find out if their county is allowed to play in games for the upcoming week.

Naturally, this uncertainty has taken some getting used to. Summers County has been in green for the past month. But on Saturday, they moved to yellow, one phase away from having games cancelled.

“I mean it’s nerve-racking,” said Summers County senior football player Ian Gardner. “I’m impatient as it is, so it’s just really annoying. But, all you can do is hope and pray for the best and then once it gets here, just do your thing.”

Summers County faces Mount View this Friday. They are scheduled to face Midland Trail on September 25th, but Fayette County has been in orange for the last three weeks.