GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – With fall sports back on track, players and coaches are adjusting to wearing masks while playing after an Executive Order mandated masks be worn during play.
The order came from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer almost a week after she allowed contact sports to resume practices this week and games starting next week.
At Grosse Pointe South High School on Thursday, every team out practicing is still navigating the new challenges. Trainers and coaches kept a close eye on athletes who tried to shirk the new rules and each player was required to have their temperature taken.
While everyone complied, not everyone was happy.
“I really think these masks cause more problems than they theoretically solve. We’ve got problems with mouth pieces,” said head football coach Tim Brandon. “The officials won’t be able to see the mouthpieces in and mouth pieces aren’t just about dental safety, but they prevent concussions. We’ve also had kids who’ve had to stop because…