The student section for the first football game looked very different this year.
With social distancing still in effect, a student section seemed impossible. The Indiana High School Athletic Association’s (IHSAA) original guidelines for outdoor events had been capped at 250 spectators. After BCHS received its share of tickets for last night’s season opener against Brebeuf Jesuit, a choice was made: parents over students.
Then, the IHSAA changed the number of allowed spectators from 250 to 1000. BCHS was able to use 75 extra tickets to create “The Senior Section.” 75 seniors would have their own designated section at the south endzone of Brebeuf’s football field. Each senior was 6 feet apart, and masks were required.
“It felt refreshing to see my classmates out supporting the football team. It brought back good memories from the last three years,” said senior Adam Sellmer. That same feeling was shared by senior David Harless. “We haven’t had a lot of normal the past few months, but last night felt like old times,” said Harless.
Withstanding a possible outbreak of COVID-19 among the students present at the games, a senior section became another bit of normalcy for seniors. For underclassmen, a possible way to catch games is through the new pay-per-view format being tested for next Friday’s game vs East Central.
Remaining BCHS Football Schedule
8/28 – vs East Central, Home
9/4 – vs Roncalli, Away
9/11 – vs Cathedral, Home
9/18 – vs Southport, Away
9/25 – vs Guerin Catholic (Homecoming), Home
10/9 – vs Terre Haute North (Senior Night), Home
10/16 – vs Bloomington South, Away
10/23 – Start of Sectionals