COLEMAN — Its football team was enjoying its best campaign in five years. It’s volleyball team was in the playoffs. It’s girls cross country team and two boys runners, were headed to the regional meet. Yet now, due to spike in COVID-19, Coleman High School has been forced to move to virtual learning until after Thanksgiving.
As a result, all of its extracurricular activities have been halted, putting an end to some notable athletic success for its fall sports lineup.
No football. No volleyball. No cross country. No band.
“My heart goes out to them,” Coleman AD-football coach Johnny Elder said. “I can imagine how they feel with all the dedication they’ve put into this program over the last three years and to not get to reap the reward of the Texas high school playoffs, which in our business is the greatest thing to do.
“I can’t express enough sorrow for them, our fans, our supporters and our parents. It’s just devastating to us. It’s not the way you picture anything ending. …It’s a helpless feeling to not be in control of your own destiny.”