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As much of the state anticipates moving to Phase 4 in the Governor's "Reopen Illinois" plan, many questions remain about high school sports - even for local administrators.


Clinton Athletic Director, Matt Koeppel, was a guest Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show.  He says practices under the current guidelines are going well, but how school sports will advance in the next re-opening phase is still unknown. 



Last week, a "phase 2" proposal from IHSA made the rounds, but official word has yet to come from the state.  Koeppel is aware of the proposal, and explains that all sports but football should hopefully be good to begin sport specific practices.



Koeppel says football is different because of the numbers in the program.  He suspects the football squad may need to be split up if group limitations of 50 or fewer are implemented.



Despite the current restrictions, Koeppel says both players and coaches are happy to be back to work.



No matter the guidelines set forth by the state, Koeppel stressed that Clinton Athletics will be prepared to adapt and proceed as safely as possible for their student athletes.

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