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Monticello Football Coach Discusses Football's Importance to Kids Futures

As the battle over high school sports continues, a central Illinois hall of fame football coach has countless examples of how football has empowered young men to attend college and achieve the success they otherwise may not have.


Monticello football coach Cully Welter has won state titles at two different Illinois schools and is a hall of fame coach with 231 career victories. He has countless examples of young athletes who have been able to use football as a means to greater success they otherwise may not have achieved.



Rallies were held in Springfield and Chicago over the weekend with hundreds of parents, student-athletes, and coaches seeking to get a reversal of the ban on high school football, volleyball,

and soccer among others in Illinois. 


Yesterday, Minnesota became the latest state with such a ban to reverse course and allow high school athletics.

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