STATEWIDE – We’ve heard a lot from the MPA, athletic administrators and coaches regarding the possibility of Maine fall sports being played. But, not the athletes.
Monday, PVHS three-sport athlete, Alex Tash, and Foxcroft senior football player, Logan Martin, both said they are hopeful and willing to play fall sports amid the pandemic.
Martin and Tash both said they are aware of the concern the virus presents and how quickly it can be spread. The two have been practicing and working out in small groups and individually this summer without incident, which has helped ease their mind ahead of the fall season.
“I mean yes I did have doubts that it wouldn’t be normal, but once you started going through it seemed like it was just any other day playing baseball you couldn’t tell that anything was going on it was just playing baseball,” Tash, who is playing in an independent baseball league this summer, said.
“I feel safe when I go to workouts I feel like there’s hope because taking these steps we finally got to working out next step is to have a season,” Martin said.
The two are both seniors and looking to hopefully continue their careers at the collegiate level. Tash is hoping to play baseball while Martin has heard from football programs at all levels, another driving factor for the two of them to play.
“Let’s say basketball season last year was my last sport it would have hurt a lot more than it did. But I’m just hoping this senior year we’ll actually get to play,” Tash said.
“I went to the Maine Elite Passing Camp this past week and that was great I mean I had a great time it was great seeing all the talent up there, but that’s not all I need to have a season we need to have a season a lot of these guys are kind of banking on playing college football we need to have a season,” Martin said.