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A rally will be held in Chicago and Springfield this weekend to support getting high school students back on the field of competition.


The “Let Us Play” event will aim to fill the grounds of the Thompson Center and State Capitol with coaches, players, parents and supporters of returning all fall sports to action. Currently in Illinois high school football isn’t being contested and supporters want that to change. East St. Louis head football coach Darren Sunkett is one of the organizers of the event and he says they have a plan to play football in just a few weeks.



Currently, Illinois and Minnesota are the only states in the Midwest who have no plan to play high school football this fall.

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