My job depends on high school sports, and I still don’t think they should be played

Posted on July 25, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Steve Moore

In a public, four-plus hour Zoom meeting this week, the school board and superintendent in my home district discussed many important issues.

One stuck with me while lying in bed a few hours later.

On the two days a week my 6-year-old daughter goes to school, can she have class outside? It’s a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.

In the world of social distancing, it’s safer to have 20 first-graders sitting criss-cross applesauce, six feet apart, in the fresh air. But for security reasons, teachers can’t just see the sun and decide to move outdoors.  

What happens if there’s a school shooting?

One month from now, if the PIAA’s pipe dream comes true, I will be starting my 15th season of high school football.

There is nothing we love more than fall Fridays. Each season, there are fewer folks who earn paychecks covering high school sports. None of us take that for granted.

In 36 days, our dwindling, but dedicated, staff should be banding together for our first 2020 Football Friday.

I don’t think it will happen.

And I don’t think it should happen.

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