And until the past decade, football has not had to cope with out-of-season programs run by non-school groups and commercial entities that are so troublesome . . .
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The latest participation data also requires that those of us who love the game of football have much work to do; and that work has little to do with how either the 8- or 11-player tournament is conducted.
The MHSAA has neither the legal authority nor the resources to be involved in regulating young people and coaches for all things, at all times and in all places.
When properly focused, competitive interscholastic athletics trades in difficult fun, devoted friendships and dedication to fitness throughout life.
The objection of smaller schools to the equal divisions format in these sports has diminished over time as the Class D enrollment range has shrunk.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.