ROBINSON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The IHSA announced Wednesday that it is moving high school football to the spring of 2021. We caught up with a pair of Wabash Valley coaches as they now prepare for a big first couple of months in 2021.
Robinson head coach Casey Pinnell says,”Obviously, you are heartbroken a little bit. We are the boys of fall as they call us so that changes a little bit, but I’m a glass half full kind of guy so you have to look at the positives of things. Realistically, we have kids that were quarantined for two months that are just now coming out of the closet and off the couch so basically what it does is gives us six months more to get those kids in shape which is not a bad thing. We have some kids in our program that may want to play college football and this gives them a full semester to get GPAs up before we start looking at colleges and stuff so there’s a glass half full element to this even though it won’t be like usual and us coaches are going to have to dress a little warmer come February, but we will take it however we can get it.”
Marshall head coach Jared Boyll says,”I can tell you that whenever I read that they were moving it to the spring and we are actually going to be able to have a season, I smiled big time. Being able to tell our guys that first and foremost that shined a light on their spirit as well because we have been conditioning and doing different things, but the not knowing is what killed them. Now being able to tell them hey we have a season coming it really shed some light on that and I’m excited for our community because they come to the games and support our guys and that’s what is going to help us going forward.”