Bowling Green Purples Adapt to new KHSAA Guidelines

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Purples football team heads into this season looking to build off last year’s impressive playoff run to the state semi-finals.

As you can imagine, though, preparing for the fall that lies ahead, while also complying with the KHSAA’s summer guidelines, can be quite a challenge.

Football staples, like tackling drills, up-downs and game-planning, have been replaced this summer by temperature checks, thorough sanitation and proper social distancing.

Nevertheless, Purples head coach Mark Spader says he’s just thankful to be back out on the football field with his team.

“It’s still great to see our kids, though..” Spader explains, “I think our kids are enjoying coming around… They’re putting in their work right now. We’re trying to stay positive and keep looking down the road, (hoping) that time will come where we’re able to pull together as a team.”

Phase 3 of the KHSAA’s summer guidelines went into effect on Monday, June 29 and is expected to last until the end of next week.

Further details about the remainder of the summer, as well as the status of the high school football season, are expected at that time.