Reaction from area girls soccer coaches
(First of a two-part series. Next week, local high school football coaches react to TSSAA's revised football schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic)
The 2020 high school girls soccer season will not begin on time.
When Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee recently extended the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TSSAA announced both the high school football and girls soccer seasons would be delayed until at least September because those are contact sports.
Golf, Cross country, and volleyball currently are still slated to begin as scheduled.
Three area high school girls soccer head coaches, Farragut’s Kristen Lyons, Hardin Valley Academy’s Jessie Stephens and Bearden’s Ryan Radcliffe are all disappointed.
But they all lauded the TSSAA for its effort to assure that Tennessee’s teams have a full season. Under the current orders, soccer teams may not scrimmage or have contact in practices. The teams, however, may continue weight-lifting and conditioning activities.
The triplet high school baseball force known as Serritt — with Ty, Jaxan and Bryce Serritt all rising seniors at Bearden High School — have made huge contributions to Team 323 AAU summer league 17-and-Under team, which is based out of Blount County.
The trio most recently participated in a multi-age division Net Elite-sponsored PGBA Slam & Scots Blast tourney, which included games at Farragut High School’s John Heatherly Field, with Jaxan pitching, Ty catching and Bryce starting in center field.