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    GCHS football practice gets underway amid new healthy safety guidelines

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    The Grand County High School Red Devil football team will play five games before the academic school year begins Sept. 8. Players began practice this week, in preparation to face Beaver on Aug. 14.
    Coach Dennis Wells has spent considerable time getting gear ready for the gridders, separating pads and helmets into various sizes.

    Football coach Dennis Wells
    GCHS football coach Dennis Wells sorts and arranges helmets in preparation for the upcoming high school athletics season. Practice began this week under tightened protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Kammy Wells

    Per COVID guidelines, all athletes are now required to bring and use their own water bottles. School drinking fountains have been modified to no longer provide a consumable stream of liquid; water pours out more like a tap to fill bottles.
    The coaching staff is mulling ways to keep athletes hydrated during games. Athletes will no longer be able to consume liquids from one large refillable jug. Bottled, disposable water bottles are the likely answer. The team may seek donations to help pay for the bottled water.
    The coaching staff takes the temperature of every athlete before practice begins each day. Each player has had to fill out a mandatory health questionnaire.

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