BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) –
Friday it was game on as members of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association meet with state lawmakers on the talk about the future of high school
football. Friday was an emotional day for parents like Ryan Talley, whose son is an athlete at St. Paul High School in Covington.
Louisiana High School Athletic Association Executive Director Eddie Bonine says the meeting comes amid uncertainty about high school sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LHSAA will allow high schools to play football beginning on Thursday, October 8.
Executive Director of LHSSA, Eddie Bonine, made the announcement this morning during the meeting. Spectators will be contained at 50% capacity, and workers at the gates will have to be health assessed.
This update comes on the heels of the meeting held this morning by the Louisiana House of Representatives Education Committee.
Sports parents along with LHSAA’s Eddie Bonine and others attended Friday’s meeting in Room 5 of the Louisiana State Capitol.
While Louisiana remains in Phase 2, other states such as Texas and Alabama are playing high school football.
The fact that other states are participating in high school football is a point of contention for Attorney General Jeff Landry.
AG Landry is submitting an opinion to State Representative Buddy Mincey, Jr. which can be found below:
More information about what is discussed at Friday’s meeting will be provided as it becomes available.
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