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Lufkin ISD has contacted Season Ticket Holders by E-Mail, with a link to a survey for them to fill out.  Here is the e-maiI I received on Monday referencing my tickets, it has been redacted somewhat for secure reasons.

 

Lufkin Panther Football Season Ticket Holders:
 
High school football is going to look quite different this year from the effects of the pandemic. We are looking at ways to ensure the safety of our students, staff, families and community as a whole. Due to capacity regulations, social distancing, and decisions still to be determined by UIL, your tickets are guaranteed to not be the same as in years past. We anticipate having to block off areas for seating and social distancing. That will mean that you will not be able to sit in the section and seats you are accustomed to having. However, what we can guarantee is that next year (Fall 2021) your season tickets will remain intact. 
 
Please click the following link to a survey so that we can have feedback....Thank you!
 
 

Sheila Adams

Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations

Lufkin Independent School District

101 Cotton Square

Lufkin, TX 75904

Office: (936) 630-4246

Fax: (936) 699-2601

www.lufkinisd.org

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According to the State of Texas. Stadiums will tentatively have 50% capacity in the fall. Of course this could change. Abe Martin has capacity of 10,467. At 50% that would make 5233 available in September. In 2019, Lufkin had 3196 season tickets sold to 759 season ticket holders. That does not include band and drill team. If you use 2019 numbers, that leaves approximately 2037 seats the school will need to determine how to divide and disperse between bands, drill teams, visitors and general admission patrons. More uncertainties than solid answers right now.

 

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PA,

I would imagine they may give the parents of the players, band and cheer first dibs and then season ticket holders maybe 50% capacity but if the uil rules less  then it will get interesting who do you let it? I would say the parents or guardians a set limit and then any left over you take the season ticket holders from longest to most recent. It sucks but I feel the families should have first dibs. 
 

Go Pack 

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This will be interesting.  Of course the tough decisions will lie with Lufkin ISD and not everyone will be happy.   There were only 759 actual individuals who purchased season tickets last year. That's a 4.2 ticket average per individual.  For me, I have 7 total tickets, could make it with just 2 or 3.     We already sit at the very top, so that should be an easy choice.  

There will be many season ticket holders, who have existing health conditions who will not attend games or take the chance to attend.  Thus, the very reason for the survey.    Then there are the loyal general admission ticket buyers who have supported the Panthers for years on the other side of the stadium.   There will be others who don't attend because they may be ill or running a fever.  Fans temperature will be checked at the gate.   Mask may be required.  Hope we can buy some Purple Panther mask.  

My thought here, is that if the 50% capacity is still in place in September, then there will be no issues at Abe Martin for most fans who want to attend.  The great news, is Lufkin ISD will have it figured out by football season and all those who are allowed to attend will know where they will be located.   Whatever form this all takes place , it will be organized and in line with whatever compliance is required.  It will all work out under the circumstances.

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Caleb Berry has picked the Washington Huskies as his football college..........................

 

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https://247sports.com/Article/Washington-football-recruiting-Caleb-Berry-commits-148750534/

Berry talks about his recruitment to Washington.

Caleb Berry at 6'2" and 209 lbs is one of the premier RBs this year in East Texas, He has the size and speed to play in a big college conference.  Washington Huskies are a big time verbal pick for him, although I wish he had chosen to stay in Texas.  

Kaden Meredith in Longview would be another, at 5'10 and 180 he has verbally committed to UT-El Paso.  

Hopefully we will be able to see Caleb play this season.  Not often does Lufkin have a Division I RB on the team.  It always seems to be a QB or a WR that Lufkin touts.  Hopefully, the OL will be improved from last season and provide the needed blocking for Berry and Toddrick Johnson. In fact, want all the Panthers to have a great year.  QB Jordan Moore, WRs Kelton Wright, Montgomery and Diaz.  Smallwood, Elijah, Owens, Maxie and more on the Pack defense.  Too bad the timing of all of this mess going around, the virus and unsettling situations happening.  My hope is 2020 can finish better than it has regressed so far.  It doesn't need to progress much to be a whole lot better than it has been.  So many good under class-men moving up to the Panther Varsity.  Wish I knew all the names.  

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Well I will be in Seattle for the next 3-4 years will have to watch him play and say hello to him. 
 

GO Pack 

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8 hours ago, pack98 said:

Well I will be in Seattle for the next 3-4 years will have to watch him play and say hello to him. 
 

GO Pack 

What takes you to Seattle?

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This is not football, it is funny.  Just hope if I make it to 102,  I can still walk and see,  much less play golf, AND still care whether my shot is good or not. LOL

 

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53 minutes ago, PackAttack said:

What takes you to Seattle?

Recruiting for the Navy. Medical officers. If I ever get to leave Bahrain. Hopefully will be there in Nov.

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1 hour ago, pack98 said:

Recruiting for the Navy. Medical officers. If I ever get to leave Bahrain. Hopefully will be there in Nov.

At least you will be back in the U.S.  Lots has been happening in Seattle lately. 

 

Have been studying a bunch of flight logs my dad made during WWII in the Pacific.  He was a Pilot for a Navy PBY squadron based out of  New Caledonia., east of Australia.   He talks in one portion about helping to transport emergency medical units from Midway to and between Guam and Guadalcanal and making beach drops, all the while making torpedo runs on Japanese submarines on the way.  PBYs were a land and sea planes, and were used for many combat purposes. Really interesting stuff.  Tough times and environments back in those war years.

 

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22 hours ago, PackAttack said:

Caleb Berry has picked the Washington Huskies as his football college..........................

 

why washington?

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25 minutes ago, PlumPurple said:

why washington?

His choice, he liked them best of all the schools that recruited him and they offered him the opportunity to play there in his first year. 

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1 hour ago, PackAttack said:

At least you will be back in the U.S.  Lots has been happening in Seattle lately. 

 

Have been studying a bunch of flight logs my dad made during WWII in the Pacific.  He was a Pilot for a Navy PBY squadron based out of  New Caledonia., east of Australia.   He talks in one portion about helping to transport emergency medical units from Midway to and between Guam and Guadalcanal and making beach drops, all the while making torpedo runs on Japanese submarines on the way.  PBYs were a land and sea planes, and were used for many combat purposes. Really interesting stuff.  Tough times and environments back in those war years.

 

Thanks for sharing. Yes glad after 3 years to be back in America. Interesting times indeed. Just a few more years left I will hit my 20 in December and plan on doing 24. Long time ago PA from the early 2000’s when you sent me the scores to my ships email while I was  in the ocean floating around. 
 

Go Pack 

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11 minutes ago, PlumPurple said:

why washington?

Remember mid 2000 Darks went or signed with them he was a LB so they have dipped in Lufkin before. I think he should go to whatever feels is the best for him and sometimes getting away is the best. Also Nevada is building a Lufkin pipeline. Free education and travel can’t beat it. Wish them all the success. 
 
Go Pack 

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L to R:  Hunter "Cuddles" McCall.  Riley Self and Trenton Mosby.

Thanks to Johnathan Rex Hadnot Jr. work working with these guys during this social distancing time.  He has been a great teacher working with these kids,   https://twitter.com/TrenchesLive

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Players social distancing????, but having fun.   Bonding for the upcoming season. 😉

 

 

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This is great stuff. Most good athletes will agree with his analogy, because it makes you better come game time. From Coach Quick's Twitter page.

 

 

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https://www.ktre.com/2020/07/08/uil-releases-new-guidelines-summer-workouts/

Face Coverings- Executive Order GA-29  - Issued July 8th, 2020

Executive Order GA-29, regarding face coverings, applies to all UIL activities effective July 3, 2020. This includes all 2020 summer activities and in-season activities for the 2020-2021 school year. As the public health situation changes, and/or if subsequent Executive Orders are issued by Governor Greg Abbott, these guidelines may be further modified.

 

  • For the purposes of this document, masks and face coverings include non-medical grade disposable face masks, cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth), or full-face shields to protect eyes, nose, and mouth. Face shields may be superior to cloth face coverings in many circumstances, given improved ability to see mouth movements and improved air circulation.
  • All employees, parents, visitors and students ten years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively exercising, unless an exception listed below applies.
  • The face coverings requirements do not apply to a school in a county that meets the requirements of paragraph 11 of Executive Order GA-29, unless the local school system chooses to implement these requirements locally. Even in these circumstances, the wearing of face coverings or face shields is strongly encouraged.
  • Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields include:
  • Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
  • While a person is consuming food or drink;
  • While the person is in a pool, lake, or similar body of water.
  • When a congregating group of persons maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing; or
  • Any other reason or circumstance indicated under Executive Order GA-29.

For the purposes of summer workouts, schools must require students, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings when entering and exiting facilities and practice areas, and when not actively exercising. Schools may, for example, allow students who are actively exercising to remove face coverings as long as they maintain at least six feet of distance from other students and staff who are not wearing face coverings. However, schools must require students and staff to wear face coverings as they get into positions that allow them to maintain safe distancing.

Required Screening

  • School systems must require teachers and staff to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before being allowed to participate in UIL activities each day. Symptoms are listed at the end of this document. The self-screening should include teachers and staff taking their own temperature. Teachers and staff must report to the school system if they themselves have COVID-19 symptoms or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and if so they must remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry as noted below. Additionally, they must report to the school system if they have had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, as defined at the end of this document, and if so must remain off campus until the 14-day incubation period has passed.
  • Parents must ensure they do not send a student to participate in UIL activities if the student has COVID-19 symptoms (as listed in this document) or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 until the below conditions for re-entry are met. School systems may consider screening students for COVID-19 as well. Screening is accomplished by asking questions by phone or other electronic methods and/or in person. The screening questions should also be asked of a student’s parent if that parent will be dropping off or picking up their student from inside areas where UIL activities are being conducted.
  • Before visitors are allowed access to areas where UIL activities are being conducted, school systems must screen all visitors to determine if they themselves have COVID-19 symptoms (as listed in this document) or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and if so they must remain off-campus and away from areas where UIL activities are being conducted until they meet the criteria for re-entry as noted below. Additionally, school systems must screen to determine if visitors have had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and if so they must remain off-campus and away from areas where UIL activities are being conducted until the 14-day incubation period has passed. When practical, screening questions could be supplemented with temperature checks of adults.
  • Schools are permitted to prevent any individual who fails the screening criteria from being admitted into school facilities or sites where UIL activities are being conducted until they meet the criteria for re-entry as described below. Any individual for whom screening cannot be confirmed should be presumed symptomatic until confirmed otherwise.

Identifying Possible COVID-19 Cases

  • Schools must immediately separate any student who shows COVID-19 symptoms until the student can be picked up by a parent or guardian.
  • Schools should clean the areas used by the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms (student, teacher, or staff) as soon as is feasible.
  • Students who report feeling feverish should be given an immediate temperature check to determine if they are symptomatic for COVID-19.

Required Actions if Individuals with Lab-Confirmed Cases Have Been in a School or in an Area Where UIL Activities Are being Conducted

  • If an individual who has been in a school is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, the school must notify its local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Schools must close off areas that are heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case (student, teacher, or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus.
  • Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, schools must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participate on any on campus activities.

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