Allow Football in the Fall and Remove Restrictions

Allow Football in the Fall and Remove Restrictions

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With all of the chaos happening in the world today, I believe that it is important to give high school students a sense of normalcy through sports. However, all of the restrictions are making the student athletes question whether it is actually worth it to play the sport. The restrictions are taking away the love of the game for many people as they cannot play freely anymore. Massachusetts should look at what other states are doing for high school sports and mirroring their restrictions instead of implementing the ones we have right now. Also, when it comes to football, all of the other states surrounding Massachusetts are playing football so there should not be any reason we can’t play. Football is extremely important to many high school students, especially those who might need an incentive to stay out of trouble. If they have nothing to look forward to, then there will not be much preventing some kids from getting in trouble. Also, playing football in the “Fall 2” season could be more dangerous as kids will be coming off of 1-2 seasons of sports that will leave them vulnerable to injuries. There is also the risk of icy fields and games constantly being cancelled due to fields being covered in the snow. Football, as well as other fall sports as they are traditionally played help kids relieve stress and work harder in school because they have something to work for. For a lot of kids, me included, football is their biggest passion and without it, there isn’t much to look forward to, which will make this year even harder for us. There is no telling what this year might hold and other states have started playing and are having success, so we should join them and give Massachusetts high school students something to look forward to. 

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