Mississippi high school teams prepare for June 1 restart

Mississippi high school teams prepare for June 1 restart
Lumberton junior running back (Source: WDAM)

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi High School Athletic Association HSAA announced last week that high school teams can start to practice on June 1, with restrictions.

Coaches and athletes must follow safety guidelines in order to do so and workouts will be voluntary.

Guidelines imposed include temperature checks, proper sanitation, frequent hand washing and social distancing. Teams also cannot participate in competition, which means no 7-on-7 drills.

“We do have a big number and our kids are going to be divided into two groups,," said Lumberton High School head coach Zach Jones on how his team will adapt to the rules.

“We’re bringing our skilled guys at 7 a.m. and the linemen in at 9 a.m. When they get here, they’ll be divided into even smaller groups that they’ll stay in the whole time, so that way we can be social distancing.”

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