Despite COVID, Trojans Ready for Some Football


Grant Smith, Staff Writer

Over the past two months, the JICHS football team has been preparing for this year’s season.  Senior Lawson Paradis said, “We have been preparing for this season with a lot of motivation.  Since we started later than normal, we have had to have complete focus everyday to get ready.”

As a result of Covid-19, the Trojan football team got a late start to pre-season training and have had to take extra precautions to get ready for the upcoming games.  

Senior Will Shealy said, “There are a lot of regulations in place. We have to get our temperature taken before practice and answer a series of questions about any symptoms we may be experiencing.  We have to wear a mask at all times, unless we are wearing a helmet.”

“Also, we have to maintain six feet of distance at all times unless we are doing drills that require close contact.  In the weight room, we have to remain six feet apart and sanitize everything we touch after the lift,” Will added.

The water coolers are also not provided to players in order to help stop the spread of the virus. As a result, each player is required to have his own water bottle.  

James Island currently holds a record of 1-2 with a loss to May River and Beaufort with relative scores of 28-7 and 48-6.  The Trojans won their first game October 9 against Colleton County with a score of 28-13.  James Island will be traveling on October 16 to face Hilton Head in their third AAAA Region 7 game.