Notre Dame moving football, boys soccer to spring

In August, Notre Dame was the only FRCC school to keep football in the fall. Now, they'll be joining the rest of the conference and playing in the spring window.
Posted at 10:06 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 23:06:21-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- Notre Dame academy is moving football and boys soccer to the spring, citing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the recent spike in cases in Brown County.

Last week the Green Bay school suspended football activities after one player tested positive for COVID-19 and 36 others had to quarantine. Now, as the school goes to virutal learning, it is pushing those sports back.

Notre Dame's athletic director, Matt Koenig, said the decision was difficult after he, his staff, and the athletes put in the effort to try to make a fall season work.

"Under the circumstances of everything going on in Brown County and Green Bay and looking at our school environment that we have here, at this point with the environment being unknown over the last couple weeks it was a safer situation to shut things down and move to the spring," Koenig said.

He said he still feels like he made the right decision to try to play a fall season.

"I wish things were different," he said. "I wish things in Brown County and the Green Bay area were a little bit better.

"I'm proud of our efforts. I'm proud of the fact that we did what we needed to do to make it work. I don't want to say that we fell short. I look at this as a little bit of a speed bump in our efforts to get these kids active and going again."

Koenig said he believes Notre Dame will re-join the FRCC for the spring season.