EAST AMHERST N.Y. (WIVB) – High school athletes throughout Western New York can once again head to the field as low to moderate risk sports kick off tomorrow.
“It’s been a long time coming. I know our kids have done as well as they possibly can in terms of being patient and as far as trusting the process and trusting everything would work out,” said boys varsity soccer coach at Williamsville East High School Tony Schiappa.
The wait is over for Schiappa and for around 50 student athletes he helps coach. He said he’s not taking the opportunity to coach kids on the field again for granted.
“They choose us in terms of being low risk to get that opportunity and we don’t want to ruin it for the rest of the sports come winter,” he said.
Schiappa said each student athlete will be screened for COVID-19 before every practice and game. Players will also be expected to wear a face covering at all times on and off the field. Equipment will be sanitized…