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Monett will host a pair of jamborees on Friday to mark the start of the fall sports season. Jared Lankford/sports@monett-times.com

Monett to host a pair of jamborees Friday

It has been nearly six months since Monett High School has hosted anything that resembled competitive sports, thanks to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

On Friday, Cubs and Lady Cubs fans will get their first look at not only two of their teams, but the feel of sports being played once again.

Monett softball, at 4:30 p.m., hosts Willard and Webb City in a three-team round-robin format.

It will be a running schedule, and scrimmage times could move up if the four-inning games finish early.

There are a few rules for fans to follows:

• Fans are encouraged to wear masks when they cannot social distance. Fans are also encouraged to wear masks when going to the restrooms or concession stand line.

• No bleachers will be used, and fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

• No admission charge.

• Concessions will be available.

At 7 p.m., the Cubs football team takes the field at Burl Fowler Stadium to play Neosho.

The two-team jamboree will allow both squads to take 36 snaps offensively plays versus the opposing team. There will be no kicking game. 

Fans are asked to observe the following guidelines.

• Face coverings will be highly recommended for spectators. The public address announcer will remind spectators several times throughout the contest.

• Students will be required to wear face coverings when they cannot social distance.

• Visiting fans will sit on the east side bleachers, they will have access to restrooms connected to the concession stand. The concession stand will have a specific window for our visiting fans.

• Fans will not be allowed on the track before, during or after the contest.

• No gatherings on the field after the game. Players will be rushed to the locker room after the game. No gathering will be permitted in the parking lot after the game. Parents are encouraged to wait in their vehicle for their child after the contest.

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