BUFORD, Ga.,-Our athletes thought they were only leaving their uniforms in lockers for two weeks last March when Governor Kemp ordered school closures.
When the order was extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, baseball fields, tennis courts, track facilities, and all school buildings were empty.
The mandate put an end to the entire spring season of sporting events and all end-of-the-year events for Buford City Schools.
Buford’s Athletic Director Tony Wolfe wrote an email on March 12, 2021, reflecting back to last spring: “One year ago tomorrow, we shut down school and athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, we assumed it would be a temporary two-week delay, and we would head right back to normal very soon. But as we all know now, we never returned and our kids lost their spring season.”