Illinois governor closes door on football this fall

It appears high school football will remain a spring sport as the pandemic continues.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that he has not been talking with the Illinois High School Association about moving football up to this fall, but it is the state public health officials who made the call, not him.

“It is doctors and epidemiologists that are leading the way here,” Pritzker said. “It is what I have done all along in this pandemic. I think it’s one of the reasons we have one of the lowest positivity rates in the Midwest.”

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