Update on Fall Sports: Safety guidelines, spectator restrictions are announced

Addie Palmquist 
Feature/Entertainment Editor

Senior Jack Ellis warms up with his mask on before participating in the soccer team’s scrimmage. Photo by Kelly Woodyard

Activities Director Jerry Collins announced soccer and field hockey games have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 28 – with spectator restrictions and safety guidelines in place.

Each student is allowed two spectators at home, outdoor games only. The spectators are required to wear masks and socially distance. The games will be livestreamed for spectators not able to attend.

Players and coaches complete daily health screenings and are required to wear masks unless participating in vigorous activity. Social distancing will be enforced on the sidelines and on the field as much as possible.

Varsity field hockey’s first game will take place Monday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. versus Westminster Christian Academy. No Webster Groves High School athlete spectators are allowed since the game is at the opposing team’s field.

Varsity soccer’s first game is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 pm versus Clayton High School on Selma Field. Two spectators are allowed per athlete, and no admission fee will be required. Spectators are encouraged to spread out among both sides of the field but not to venture around player’s benches or congregate with other guests.

A full schedule of Webster Groves High School upcoming sporting events: https://www.rschoolmissouri.org/public/genie/1267/school/10631/

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Addie Palmquist – Feature Editor

This will be Addie Palmquist’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her freshman year.

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