PULASKI (WLUK) -- Earlier this week the Fox River Classic Conference announced there would be a six-game regular season for football against conference opponents only and with the season being delayed about one month due to COVID-19 players in Pulaski are just happy there is a plan.
"I"m just glad we get to play," said junior Max Burdette. "I don't mind whenever we play, I just want to play."
"It's very good news and a big relief that they said we will have a football season because as a senior that was a scary thought that I might not get to play my last year," senior Nick Rasmussen said. "I mean, it's pushed back a month, but if we can play football I'll take what I can get."
The earliest a team can play a regular season game is Sept. 23 and the first practice is Sept. 7. Because of the delay in the season new schedules have to be released.
It appears the new schedule will begin with Week 6 of the original schedule. That would mean Pulaski would open at Bay Port.
The schedule would then move through Weeks 7-9 of the original schedule before finishing with the final two games, which would be the first two conference games on the original schedule (Green Bay Preble and Green Bay Southwest) with a scrimmage a week before the season (Ashwaubenon). Non-conference games with Notre Dame and Brookfield Central would be removed.
However, the schedule looks, Rasmussen is just happy there is a plan in place to play football.
"It was really sad for me to see all the spring athletes get their season taken away and I would just love to play any games," he said. "I love football and six games is better than none. I can't wait. We got a lot of guys coming back. I'm really excited.
"We have a lot of young guys ready to step up, we have a lot of seniors coming back and I'm just excited. I feel like we're going to take a big step forward this year."
That step started in early July, when athletes were allowed back on campus and so far it's been good to be back.
"It's been kind of limited but it's still really nice to get back up here, get a lift in and get some good conditioning in an all that," Burdette said.
And the payoff will eventually come later in September.
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