Procedures for Oct. 16 Football Game

A message from Athletic Director John Grogan about procedures in effect for the High School home football game on Friday evening, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. against Norwin High School.

Oct. 13, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

I am writing to inform you of the procedures that will be in effect for the High School home football game on Friday evening, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. against Norwin High School.

As you may be aware, Governor Wolf released new guidelines for athletic events.  To ensure that we follow these new guidelines and to make every effort to keep our school community safe, the following procedures will be adhered to: 

  1. The District will provide a limited number of tickets (2) to immediate family members of our student athletes and performers.  You will need a ticket to enter the stadium.
  2. The District will also be providing a limited number of tickets to our senior class and homecoming court.  Tickets will be distributed through our activity office.
  3. No other spectators will be permitted in the stadium, including students K-12 without a ticket, community members, MTLSD staff, and spectators for the opposing team. 
  4. In an effort to provide a great experience for our students, we are going to have all of our senior students and homecoming court sit on the home side bleachers.  We are making additional room in the bleachers by having our band perform from field level behind the endzone.  We are asking all parents to sit on the visiting side of the stadium closest to our athletic complex.
  5. Masks must be worn at all times, and seating is marked 6 feet apart.  Immediate family members may sit together. 
  6. Attendees should self-screen before arriving at the stadium, and individuals should stay home if not feeling well. 

These health and safety procedures were established after reviewing recent information released by various guiding agencies, specifically new guidelines from our Governor, as it relates to outdoor athletics and activities. This practice is consistent with how other school districts are handling football games and how we have handled smaller in-district athletic events so far this season. 

While you may not be able to attend the game in person, we hope you will cheer on our Blue Devils by watching the live stream at .

I want to again thank our student-athletes and coaches, musicians and marching band staff, and athletic trainers for their diligence in adhering to the District’s health and safety protocols. Their collective effort has already made it possible and will be the key to continuing to make it possible for immediate family members to watch in-person our athletes and musicians who perform outdoors.  

Attendees have a responsibility to these performers, each other, and our community to strictly adhere to the procedures listed above.  


John Grogan
Athletic Director