Blue Ridge High School has gotten the 'thumbs up' from the Board of Education to once again support their own football program.
Superintendent Susan Wilson indicates the Board of Education gave the approval at their most recent board meeting this week. She says they have a coach and a commitment from around 25 students.
Blue Ridge co-oped for football prior to this year and has decided they will take the football program under their expense. Wilson says it is not cheap to have your own program.
Wilson is proud of the hard work so many community members and administrators have put into bringing football back to Blue Ridge.
Blue Ridge heard from the IHSA Thursday and their extension to provide final paperwork for their co-op with DeLand-Weldon has been approved for August 10. Wilson says this allows them to meet with the Heart of Illinois for the conference to vote on the proposal.