A few days after Christmas, Paul Jacobson drove past the Negaunee football field. It has been an inconsistent home to the Miners this year, as have fields across the UP to their respective teams.
It all started on Aug. 10, with news that the football season would go forward. Then it stopped. Then it started. Then it stopped again. Games were postponed. Then canceled.
Teams scrambled to find opponents, and frantically tested their players for COVID-19.
It’s been a whirlwind at best, and chaotic at worst. And yet, as Jacobson looks out the window of his vehicle, he gets a reminder of why this is all worth it.