DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Regardless of a surge in instances of the omicron variant of COVID-19, followers of Air Drive and Louisville expressed aid Tuesday, Dec. 28 that the Servpro First Responder Bowl went as deliberate.
Charles Johnson got here to the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at SMU in Dallas to look at his son Joshua, a large receiver for Louisville.
“To have the chance to play, to play right here in Dallas at this stunning campus SMU, with stunning climate, we’re fairly excited. As we took observe of different video games being cancelled, we did come to the conclusion that this recreation is also cancelled. However we’re glad it’s right here,” he stated.
Lauren Diorio, an Air Drive fan, stated she remained optimistic about this recreation all alongside. “I wasn’t too nervous. I felt all the things was going to fall into place. I assumed they have been going to have this recreation.”
Air Drive defeated Louisville 31-28.
Whereas groups within the Servpro First Responder Bowl took the sphere, outbreaks of COVID-19 have sacked 4 different school soccer bowl video games to date: The Hawaii Bowl set for December 24, the Army Bowl set for December 27, the Fenway Bowl set for December 29 and the Arizona Bowl set for December 31.
SMU, which performed host to the First Responder Bowl, was set to play within the Fenway Bowl till there was an outbreak of the virus at its opponent, Virginia.
At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, each Alabama and Cincinnati are making ready for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Basic on Friday.
As a precaution, all media occasions for the sport are being carried out just about.
COVID-19 has sidelined two of Alabama’s assistant coaches briefly, however Coach Nick Saban stated Sunday that they’ll have the ability to be part of the crew earlier than the sport.
“We’re utilizing the identical protocols that we used previously for COVID conditions,” stated Saban. They are going to do all their work teaching just about with gamers. It’s similar to the way in which I did it once I examined constructive earlier than the Auburn recreation a 12 months in the past.”
Cincinnati Coach Luke Fickell stated Sunday that his crew has tried to give you a recreation plan to keep away from COVID-19.
“We’ll be sensible about who we’re round. We’ll be sensible round the place we’re going, however we’re going to be us and proceed to do what we’ve executed all 12 months. We’ve discovered a means for it to work for us,” stated Fickell.