Will Hurricane Football Start in Fall?

QB Christian Capuano

QB Christian Capuano

Frankie Noto, Staff Writer

Does Covid-19 have a shot at intercepting the Canes fall season and try to stop them from chasing a LIC and getting a title for the school?The Hurricanes are really looking forward to a 2020 football season. Hopefully Covid won’t ruin it for the juniors and seniors.

After last season’s upset in the second round of the playoffs against East Islip, the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes have been looking for vengeance and a chance to prove to everyone what type of football this school district runs.  If the season got postponed due to Covid, not only would the school and student body be upset – the whole entire Westhampton community would be devastated.  Hurricane football brings the community together on Friday nights.

Westhampton Beach players are looking forward to this 2020 football season.  The roster is filled with talent and hard workers not only in the senior class but the junior class as well. It would be a shame if the seniors didn’t get to experience their final season as a Hurricane. Quarterback Christian Capuano has a lot of confidence going into the season in winning a LIC (Long Island Championship). “I expect nothing less than a LIC and I believe that’s the mentality for this whole team.”

Christian sees a lot in this team considering they are already working out and working for that championship.  “I have no fears of playing during the pandemic as the state as well as the country is moving in the right direction so the season should start as planned.” A lot of confidence is coming out of Christian.

Another key player to look out for is Jackson Hulse. He has very high hopes for this upcoming season with the team and getting a chance at winning the LIC. “Hundred percent I know we have a great chance of winning the LIC. Every player on the team has a bond like no other, and has been playing together since we were kids. We’ve been through so much together and are ready to go all the way.”  

Jackson’s plan has been “…working out every single day around work. When I’m not on the turf working on my speed I’m at work running on the beach and swimming the distance.” This is going to be a very interesting step for the team and them approaching the season. 

There might be some obstacles the team is going to face, but there are ways to attack those problems.   According to Newsday, “Fall sports, slated to open up on Aug, 24, remain in the plan — subject to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.”  The task force is “focused on providing student-athletes with the opportunity to participate this fall with guidance from the Department of Health and in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s restrictions.”

Different regions of the state could begin having high school sports practices at different times, much as the reopening procedures for businesses have been staggered.  Time will tell, but we will keep our hopes and expectations for the season high! Go Canes!