Wolves’ fans talk excitement, concerns heading into football season amid pandemic


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The high school football season here in the wiregrass is set to begin in just two weeks, so the Dothan wolves held a scrimmage as preparations are underway for the season.

Since the pandemic hit, it left questions for football fans on if the season would even take place, especially after COVID-19 numbers has been on an increase in Alabama. Well, towards the end of July, the Alabama High School Athletic Association gave football fans some closure as they announced the season would happen and start on time.

For Dothan fans, they are ecstatic to see their loved ones hit the field for the second season and doing what they love.

“Yeah, I’m very glad to see him play. He’s been bored sitting at the house all the time so to come out and see him practice and play it makes me feel good,” Jimmy Reynolds said.

While most of the fans are feeling good about this upcoming season, they are still aware of the pandemic which hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. One fan expressed her concern as her loved one will battle it out on the gridiron for 10 weeks.

“You know this is new to all of us, I’m a football grandma I love football but at the same time, we have to think about what’s going on around us in society. You know a lot of people are going to be affected one of my grandsons had tested positive one of the coaches did but thank God he tested negative after quarantine and we just gonna have to trust God in this thing we gonna practice safe.You know we gonna be as safe as we can be,” Phyllis Dillard said.

Both fans say they are going to remain optimistic about this season and have their loved ones practice the necessary precautions off the field so they can compete on Friday nights.

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