Wildcats breaking from Senior Night traditions
Cassville changes recognition dates for athletes
Usually, high schools reserve the final home game of the regular season to honor its senior athletes.
The player and their parents are recognized for their devotion to the program and are given a token of appreciation. Generally, it is an emotional event, as the athlete is reminded that it is the final time they will play a regular-season game in front of the home crowd.
However, the tradition is taking a twist this season with Cassville opting to move the ceremony for most of its programs to the first game due to the uncertainty of getting in a full season with the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) potentially canceling contests.
The new dates are as follows:
• Softball: Sept. 1 versus Nevada
• Volleyball: Sept. 1 versus Blue Eye
• Soccer: Sept. 3 versus Fair Grove
• Band: Sept. 4, Marshfield football game
• Cheer: Sept. 4, Marshfield football game
• Cross Country: Sept. 4, Marshfield football game
• Football: Oct. 23 versus McDonald County