Congratulations to our Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on a great fall season!
Students at the Methodist Children’s Home charter school kicked off the fall sports schedule in September with protocols to ensure the health and safety of MCH athletes, coaches, fans, and visiting teams.
“After months of scaled-back activities due to COVID-19, resuming athletics and other related extracurricular activities energized our young people and brought a palpable sense of excitement across MCH,”
said Trey Oakley, MCH president. The MCH Bulldogs six-man football team and the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team competed against other schools in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) and were supported at games by the MCH cheer squad and drumline.
Matt Rodgers, MCH athletic director, said extra work to account for safety measures involved many people around MCH volunteering their time to help the athletics program with tasks such as setting up physically distanced seating, taking temperatures at entrances, making sure masks are worn at all times, and sanitizing before and after competitions.
“We received feedback from a referee at one of our volleyball games that our safety measures and setup was one of the best and most thorough he had seen in all of Waco,” Rodgers said. In both football and volleyball, Rodgers said the extra safety steps “are things we have adjusted to, and the kids have bought into the fact that if they want to keep playing, they need to follow these protocols.”
Even with limited game attendance, Oakley noted that the audience of MCH fall sports actually expanded greatly with the adoption of livestream broadcasts.
“Livestreaming our volleyball and football games is such an exciting option that we are happy to offer to our MCH supporters, families and youth who are unable to attend games,” Oakley said. “Some parents who have never seen their child compete in MCH athletics are now able to support their growth and achievement by watching games online.”
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