In taking a better safe than sorry approach, it was recently announced that due to COVID-19, fall high school sports have been cancelled.
As a result of the Grand Erie and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic boards making the decision, that means such fall high school sports such as girls basketball, boys volleyball, football, golf, tennis and cross-country won’t be played.
“I was pretty disappointed because I was going into my last year of high school football and I don’t know if I’m going to ever get to play football ever again,” Lions senior player Ethan Jamieson said. This grade 13 student athlete who last fall played a key role in helping the Sr. Lions win Brant County and CWOSSA championship went on to add,
“I’m going to miss just the atmosphere and the games and trips going to the different places and just getting to play with them for the last time also the entire coaching staff.”
Looking ahead to the future Jamieson stated that he had no plans for eventually playing college football but would like to give back by helping to coach.
“I plan on going to Assumption and the Bisons organization to help coach and give back to the program that gave me so many memories and help me to become who I am today,” Jamieson said.
In terms of his overall high school football highlights, Jamieson could hardly contain his enthusiasm as he stated,
“I just enjoyed the whole experience. It was a fun experience. The coaching staff and all the different people that I met over the years. Also winning two city championships and also CWOSSA champs and being an OFFSA finalist. Those days are some I won’t forget for the rest of my life.”