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Back To Football: Take 2

ONAWAY, Mich. — For almost every high school football player in the state of Michigan, Tuesday was one of their best days. That feeling when you have to opportunity to smell the fresh cut grass and to play with the pigskin is a great feeling. The 2020 football season resumed on Tuesday as teams across the state are now preparing for next week’s opening games.

“It feels really good to be back,” said Onaway slot receiver Jager Mix. “It’s good to be be back with the guys and to have that family bond again.”

Under the new protocals that were issued in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order last Thursday, all high school athletes and coaches must wear a mask during practice and competitions.

“It’s super tough, but we just have to keep grinding with it, said Mix. “It’s just another bump on the road. We’re all hardworking guys. We may complain, but at the end of the day it’s football. We’re going to keep playing no matter what.

“It’s going to be pretty tough to wear masks, but we have to do it,” said Onaway football head coach Steve Klinge. “We’ll do whatever it takes to play football.”

All teams will start the regular season on Sept. 18, beginning with originally-scheduled week 4 games and will play six regular season games. Also, all teams will have the opportunity to play in the postseason.

Onaway is set to open its season at Bellaire on Friday, Sept. 18.