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Butte athletes encouraged to work out from home, unite to support one another

Posted: 6:07 PM, Mar 19, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-20 11:58:29-04
Butte Central football

BUTTE — With all high school sports in Montana on suspension at this time, coaches at Butte High and Butte Central are urging their athletes to stay safe but also keep themselves conditioned for when that green light to resume all activities happens.

“I think the message that our spring sports are probably sending to their kids, and I know me as a football coach, we'll be sending that message home to the kids that you need to follow strict social distancing and do what the experts are telling us to do," said Butte Central president and football coach Don Peoples Jr. "But that doesn’t mean you can’t work out from home.”

“We have a tremendous group of athletes in our school right now, both boys and girls. So when we get that green light we’ll be ready to roll and we’ll be ready to compete because that’s what we do," said Butte High football coach Arie Grey.

Both Butte High and Butte Central have developed at-home workout plans to keep their athletes in shape and ready to go for whenever sports resume in the Treasure State. Unfortunately there’s no telling when that day might be. The Montana High School Association executive board will meet again on April 13 to discuss the next steps for the future of all high school sports for the remaining year. Until then both school communities are urging everyone in the Mining City and beyond to come together in unity as we all navigate this uncharted time.

“I’m just confident as a school, as a city, as a state and as a nation we’re going to rally together and make the best of a very difficult situation," Peoples said.

“We do, we have the best community in the world. The people and support we have here is unbelievable, and we’re all in it together and that’s how it’s going to have to be," Grey added. "We’re going to have to fight for each other, stand up for each other and take care of each other."