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TUSD football games to not have fans or parents in attendance

TUSD to not have fans at home football games
Posted at 10:38 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 01:44:45-04

TUCSON, Arizona — TUSD is allowing contact sports to go forward, but not without restrictions to try and limit the spread of COVID-19.

High school football games at TUSD sites will be played without fans, parents, or media in attendance.

"We’ve got to quarantine ourselves and isolate ourselves during our daily routines," said Rincon head football coach Khyree Copeland. "Sometimes, it’s going to the store, sometimes it’s just hanging with friends in your local neighborhoods. So, it’s definitely like the NBA bubble, and how they ran things."

"The way Coach Copeland and athletic director {Kellin Lovegren} explained it to us, it was like how the NBA did it," said senior linebacker Jaxon Sabourin. "We can’t go out to parties. We can’t hang out with friends. It’s just stay at home and school and practice. And, I honestly don’t have an issue with that. It gets my work done, and I get to go to practice and have fun."

Rincon opens on November 6th at Tanque Verde High School, which is a Tanque Verde District School with its own guidelines. It is not yet known if visiting teams will be allowed to bring fans.