Oil City coach Dan York reminded his players several times of the team mandate to socially distance when not on the field playing.
York and the Oilers are gearing up to begin their shortened season against Route 8 rival Franklin next Friday at the Knight's field. Franklin will have a new look with first year head coach Matt Turk.
"We don't even know what they run," York said as he he prepares his team to run his program and what they know best.
I had asked a volleyball coach at Maplewood this question years ago and got the same response. That squad won a state championship.
Today, this camp had a laid back, but maintained a systematic look to it as they geared up for Saturday's scrimmage. No yelling. Just running plays to see where improvements can be made. Quarterback Holden Stahl tossed a few wide outs and a deep end-zone pass right on the money. He led one receiver a tad too much on another play, but it appeared there was a breakdown in the line. The coaches quickly addressed that and moved on to the next play.
On Thursday Gov. Wolf announced he was lifting the ban on spectators, but the numbers need to be controlled. This puts families in a precarious spot, they want to see their kids play, but if they force the issue they might risk their kid's season altogether.
A couple games elsewhere had to be shutdown recently because parents stormed the stadiums and refused to leave.
These kind of changes may be likely all season long.
But for now they prepare to play.