NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement that Fall Sports were allowed to begin on September 14, the realization that a portion of the Fall season has been missed is noticed.
Newton High School seniors who play a fall sport have been invited to submit information about how COVID-19 has affected them during their final season of the sport. This is the 13th installment of a multi part spotlight article.
Noah Logan is a senior who plays goalkeeper on the Newton High School boys soccer team.
“Summer practices during COVID were definitely a bit different. I wouldn't say they were bad, but they were definitely a bit different than what I was used to”, Logan said.
He went on to say that “there was limited contact, we had to wear masks when in larger groups and fill out forms for each practice to ensure we were in good health, and we were divided into smaller groups, which we would stick with for each practice. So slightly unusual at first, but in the end, we did what we had to do in order to stay safe and we just worked hard like we always do.”
Logan talks about what his experience has been like playing during the final fall season in soccer during the pandemic.
“My experience during my last fall season as COVID continues to go on [and] has still been good I'd say, despite the changes and restrictions that have been implemented,” he said. “I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with my team, and I look forward to making the most out of my last season with them. I know the season will be adjusted accordingly with the pandemic going on and I'm still excited to play and compete.”
The Newton High School boys soccer team ended the 2020 season with an overall record of 10-3-1 and a NJAC division record of 9-2-1.