Sports talk host, former high school football player talks upcoming challenging season


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With the high school football season just inches away, you better believe its the talk of the town here in the Wiregrass.

“Trying to get back to normalcy particular in our communities for folks to go out and watch football to play and kids to play and for nothing else just to go out and take your minds off of everything we been through,” said Gary Gibson, a sports talk host on 100.1 on ‘The Ball’

For our friends down the road on the airwaves at woof radio, John Daniel, Gary Gibson, and Lance Griffin find themselves busy around this time talking the latest of high school football on ‘The Ball for two hours every day. With the pandemic striking, it was unclear if high school football would even take place which could tremendously affect a part of the guys’ show. After granted permission to play, it’s going to be a season of the unexpected as there will be a lot of twists and turns this season.

“The difficult thing with this year everything changes from day to day and so for high school football and trying to cover high school football here at the ball. We know it’s going to be kind of fluid throughout the year we already saw what happened at Dothan High,” Gibson said.

For former high school quarterback and current Northside Methodist head coach Jason Hurst, he says he has never experienced such a frightening season. Hurst says one of his biggest concerns 20 years ago was getting up after taking a big hit rather than possibly contracting a deadly virus.

“We were still drinking out of PVC pipes with the holes drilled in em so that was nothing on our radar. Nothing like last year this is all brand new,” Hurst said.

Hurst says worrying about COVID-19 on top of game planning is exhausting.

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