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Let them play

October 12, 2012
Daily Press


I would like to know why the seventh grade football team has such a difficult time finding teams to play? What happened to playing other local teams? The team had five games this year... two scrimmages and three away games with Manitowoc, Menominee and Marinette. Can anyone explain why they can't get games scheduled with other local teams such as Gladstone, Rapid River, Holy Name or Bark River? It seems a bit odd that they have to play teams from out of state and none of the teams they have played have come to Escanaba.

These kids practice hard several hours a week and look forward to any game and it seems quite a shame that they only get to play a few games.

I understand there has been budget cuts across the board and money could be an issue, but it seems a bit more logical to play these local teams.

These kids don't care who they play, so let them play.

Joe Phillips




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