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Training Day: East and West Football Programs Get One Last Practice Before Friday's Game

East and West High School football teams will meet on the field for their first game of the season on Thursday for junior varsity and C-Teams and Friday for Varsity. As part of the Covid Mitigation Plan Anchorage School District teams will only play other ASD teams during the regular season. Teams will not travel outside of Anchorage unless teams qualify for their state tournament.

Spectators at official competitions will be limited to reduce the crowd size at each event. Each athlete will only receive two tickets per event, and the general public will not be admitted. Attendees will be required to follow screening protocols, wear face coverings, and observe physical distancing. When possible, games will be web-streamed for public viewing. 

  

East High players line up for practice

East High School football players line up before practice as they wait to fill out a questionaire about Covid-19 symptoms before being allowed to enter the stadium for practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A West High School football player has his temperature checked before stepping onto the field Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020.

A West High School football player has his temperature checked before stepping onto the field Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

Members of the West High Eagles sanitize their hands before entering the stadium Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Members of the West High Eagles sanitize their hands before entering the stadium Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020.  (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A member of the East High Thunderbirds stretches before start of practice.

A member of the East High Thunderbirds stretches before start of practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

An East High coach watches as members off the T-Birds run through drills during their final practice Wednesday, Sept. 10,

An East High coach watches as members off the T-Birds run through drills during their final practice before Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020. The T-Birds take on West High Friday evening. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A west High Eagle warms up during Wednesday's practice.

A West High Eagle warms up during Wednesday's practice. (Robert DerBerry/ASD)

 

West High coach Tim Davis talks with a player during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020.

West High coach Tim Davis talks with a player during practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A member of the West High Eagles runs drills during Practice.

A member of the West High Eagles runs drills during Practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

An East High football player gets water during a break in Wednesday's practice.

An East High football player gets water during a break in Wednesday's practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A member of the East high coaching staff repairs a helmet during Wednesday's practice.

A member of the East High coaching staff repairs a helmet during Wednesday's practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A West High coaches watches as the team runs drills Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020.

A West High coach watches as the team runs drills Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

The T-Birds run through drills during Wednesday's practice.

The T-Birds run through drills during Wednesday's practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

A West Anchorage Eagle runs with the ball during Wednesday's practice.

A West Anchorage Eagle runs with the ball during Wednesday's practice. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)