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FALL RIVER — Durfee boys head basketball coach Joe DaCruz instructs his team to play each game like it is their last one.

And who can blame him. In today’s world, his statement is just a fact.

“It has definitely been tough for the kids, and obviously for the coaches as well,” said DaCruz about the effects of COVID. “It is a little discouraging when games are canceled.”

The nightmare is back for the second consecutive season for indoor winter high school sports as area teams attempt to navigate and rearrange schedules throughout the latest COVID surge.

Durfee head coach Joe DaCruz reacts to a call during Tuesday's SEC semifinal game afgainst Bridgewater-Raynham.

Last year, high school teams across Massachusetts had a shortened winter and Fall II season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were no tournament games. The playoff games resumed in the spring.

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DaCruz’s team has had two of its games postponed so far this season. But compared to other teams around the state, the pair of games canceled isn’t too bad.





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