Young athletes could be practicing this week, preparing for high school football, volleyball or cross-country games or matches. Instead, most Floyd County High School students spend just one day in a classroom each week and the other four online. Sports are little more than a pleasant memory or something that “might” happen next year.
The burning questions now if not “when” we might return to “normal,” but “if.” The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down here in the mountains, throughout the Old Dominion of Virginia, coast to coast of the United States and around the world.
With more than 28 million out of work in the United Statues, businesses shuttered and life skewed while people get into physical confrontations over wearing masks, memories of what used to be “the good old days” become longings for what used to be and may never be again.
With that in mind, here are some photographs of Friday Night Lights from previous seasons of football. We will look at volleyball on Saturday and other sports on Sunday.
Remember, let’s be careful out there. Please wear masks, keep social distances and work together to try and get these rough times behind us.