Questions surround high school football

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – There are still questions surrounding if high school football will be able to return in the fall.

Last year’s football season was memorable. Heritage Hills’ gatorade shower after earning a trip to Lucas Oil Stadium to Memorial winning it’s second state title in three years.

Things could be much different, and no one has the answers right now says soon-to-be new commissioner, Paul Neidig.

“Everything is on the table, I don’t want to go out to say this is what we are going to do because we know there’s a possibility anything can change.”

Neidig explains while the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is hoping for the best, they are preparing for the worst.

“It’s possible we could do this reduced spectators, it’s possible we could delay the start of the season. We may not have a season and that would be the worst case scenario.”

He worries about loved ones about their safety. Neidig wants local teams to take the field once again on a Friday night.

“It’s going to be hard to tell a grandparent that they can’t go watch their grandkid play because they are at a higher risk. I just hope we get to watch kids do what they love, they love to participate and love to play for their school.”

Just like a coach’s game plan, football may need to adjust on the fly for next year.

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