COVID-19 Safety is No. 1 Priority for NJ HS Football Programs

Just like in year’s past, New Jersey high school football programs are in the midst of summer workouts on the practice field. But there’s one distinct difference between this preseason and the dozens of preseasons before.

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports in the Garden State back in March, and as the start of the high school football season creeps closer, so does the concern about whether or not there will be a season.

But by the looks of it so far, coaches and training staffs in all corners of the state are working overtime to ensure player safety in an unprecedented time.

JSZ’s team of MMJ’s visited training camps in North, Central and South Jersey to see how teams are adapting to the necessary changes in an effort to allow for a safe high school football season.

Jersey Sports Zone’s annual “Camp Countdown” series will begin on Monday as we will preview dozens of teams from around the state during the lead-up to Week 1 on Oct. 2. Stay tuned every day for new features on different teams daily.