O n a regular day, 8,000 people can fit into the Superior Dome. But regular days don’t exist this season, so when Iron Mountain and Johannesburg-Lewiston took the field on Saturday, that number was more like 150. Players, coaches, managers, water boys, officials and around 30 media personnel were the only people permitted to enter the facility.
The lack of spectators made for an almost eerie atmosphere.
In a game where fans should have been rowdy participants, cheering on their respective teams and chastising officials for calls they didn’t agree with, the silence was — pardon the cliche — deafening.