This Saturday, rallies are scheduled in Springfield and Chicago to get the attention of Gov. JB Pritzker to allow a fall high school football season and fall sports as a whole.
While in recent comments, Gov. Pritzker has said rallies are not going to change his mind, coaches, and players across the state plan to converge on the two cities to show their desire to play. Clinton Football Coach Chris Ridgeway questions how effective a rally will be and also wonders if playing is the best thing right now.
In the meantime, Coach Ridgeway is focused on working with his team within the guidelines they have in place. He says practicing football under the current guidance is pretty tricky but they are finding ways to get the kids reps.
According to Ridgeway, it is important for coaches and players to get creative in how they are approaching the situation and believes this is giving him and his staff a chance to focus on getting their minds right.