Better late than never: Spring football practice begins June 1

Anderson County schools can resume sports practices (in a limited capacity) on June 1.

Regulations will still limit what kind of practices can be held, with group sizes being limited to a total of 10 (including coaches).

While some other counties across Tennessee have already started practices, Darrell Keith, head football coach for the Dragons, says he’s OK with the school board being cautious.

“We’re disadvantaged because we’re following the governor’s guidelines,” he said. “Knox County has the CDC center, so they can follow their own guidelines. I don’t think it’s because our leaders don’t want us out there or anything, but we have to be more cautious. I’d rather them be overly cautious instead of just throwing caution to the wind. After all, the most important thing for Anderson County and Clinton is that our players and staff all stay healthy. We’ve got our kids’ lives in our hands.”

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