WASHINGTON, Ind. (WFIE) – The coronavirus has clearly had a large influence on all walks of life, together with the world of sports.

This stays to be the case with high school soccer this season, as COVID-19 has turned scheduling into a significant juggling act.

For instance, McLean County and Washington met up at Hatchet Hollow on Saturday night time for a “pop-up” sport. This comes someday after the Cougars misplaced their authentic opponent when Breckinridge County was pressured to cancel due to COVID points.

Following the cancellation, McLean County head coach Zach Wagner went trying to find a substitute opponent and located one with Washington, which already had an open week.

The Hatchets jumped on the probability to schedule Saturday’s sport after their Week 1 matchup with West Vigo additionally had to be canceled due to the coronavirus.

Wagner talked with 14 Sports about how unpredictable the previous two seasons have been due to the pandemic.

“I think that unfortunately, it’s the new norm, and looking ahead, this may be how our season goes,” Wagner mentioned. “It is frustration added to the season to boot, that not only are we coaching, but we’re keeping our kids, our families and our community safe by following every protocol that we can. So we wanted to make sure this year going in – in the event of a canceled game, which we got – that we were going to play whoever we could just to assure that our kids got game-time reps.”

Barring any unexpected modifications, McLean County is scheduled to play subsequent week at Grayson County, whereas Washington is slated to host Gibson Southern.

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