With the GHSA mandated “Dead Week” over, the Indian football squad returned to work this week under some updated GHSA guidelines. The GHSA now allows intrasquad scrimmaging in addition to previous mandates allowing the use of balls in groups of up to 50 people.
The new provisions also allow the Maiden softball squad to hold tryouts. Several players are playing on travel ball teams to keep in shape before the first day of official practice begins on August 1.
Indian summer baseball was set to begin practice on Tuesday with another practice to be held Thursday and next Tuesday. Coach Marchman stated there would be an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m. Other dates are yet to be determined.
Meanwhile, the Charlton County Recreation Department is moving forward with plans for their fall seasons. Signups for youth football, soccer, and cheerleading will begin on Monday, July 13. For further information, contact the Recreation Department at 496-7037.
The Savannah Bananas won three out of four games in the opening week of their season. Former Indian Jack Gowen pitched twice in relief, picking up one win in 3.2 scoreless innings of work, while striking out five batters.
While Gowen gets the chance to play, another former Indian saw his season canceled. L.J. Talley's second season of professional baseball never got underway when Major League Baseball announced they would not be providing players for the minor leagues this year, thus canceling the season.
The Indians will be well-represented on collegiate football squads this season. Teon Burroughs obtained a medical redshirt after being injured early last season and will return for his senior season at Reinhardt University. Raykwon Anderson will begin his second year at Appalachian State, while Michael Elliott will be a redshirt freshman at West Georgia College. New Indians joining the ranks this year will be Seaquon Clark who signed to play at Albany State and Marcell Maxwell who signed with Defiance (OH) College.
Chris Milton will be starting his second season of play with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL after three seasons spent with the Indianapolis Colts.
Courtney Williams and her WNBA Atlanta Dream teammates reported to Bradenton, FL on Monday to begin preparation for their season. No official schedule has been released, but games are expected to begin on July 24.
Major league baseball won't have an All Star Game for the first time since World War II as the Mid-Summer Classic, scheduled to be played in Los Angeles, was canceled due to the late start of the season. The regular season is scheduled to begin on July 23-24, but an official schedule has yet to be released.
The Atlanta Braves received a huge blow last week when all star first baseman Freddie Freeman tested positive for Covid-19. This may hinder him beginning the season with the Braves.
The National Football League is expected to cut preseason games in half with each team playing just twice. The plan is waiting on approval from the NFL Player's Association. Training camps for teams begins on July 28.
At the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Bryson DeChambeau overcame a three shot deficit to open the final round to defeat Matthew Wolff by three strokes. The win was the first of the year for DeChambeau.
At the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Denny Hamlin wrecked with five laps remaining in the lead allowing Kevin Harvick to win in overtime for his 53rd career win on the NASCAR circuit.