SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Last year, COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks. Businesses, schools and sports around the season were forced to shutdown.
Schools went on Spring Break with the anticipation of returning after two weeks to finish out the school year and wrap up spring sports. Athletes were sent home and left with much uncertainty on whether or not they would be able to finish their season.
Mid-March, every athlete was living their worst nightmare, as their season abruptly came to an end. Fast forward a year later, schools have now made it through full year of sports, despite having to take extra safety precaution throughout the year.
The spring sports season is slowly coming to an end and many teams in the area are preparing to make a playoff run.
“It’s definitely been a tough adjustment, but my teammates and I have made the most with we were dealt,” Childersburg senior, Zay Youngblood. The Childersburg Tigers are preparing for the first round of the AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs.
With last season being canceled, spring athletes had to put in more work during the off season to makeup for lost time.
“We have been taking precautions all year to make sure we got here,” said Fayetteville senior, Jacob Vice. Fayetteville will host Isabella this Friday for round one of the AHSAA Baseball State Playoffs.
This story contributed by RadioAlabama Student Ambassador, Heidei Gay.