CT Capitol Blitzed With Protestors After COVID Cancellation Of HS Football

Eric Scheiner | September 10, 2020
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Over a thousand of high school football players, coaches and parents converged on the Connecticut State Capitol Wednesday evening for a rally to play the game.




The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) decided last week to cancel full contact football in the fall. 

The CT Post reports:

As the news came down Friday morning, Haddam-Killingworth senior Daniel LaRosa was sitting in a personal finance class. Teammate Kevin Cavrell texted him that they needed to start a petition.

'We expected maybe 500, 1,000 signatures if we were lucky,' LaRosa said. 'It blows up: We got 33,000.'

They helped organize Wednesday’s rally, which packed hundreds of players onto the steps of the Capitol, most appearing to be wearing masks. An estimated 1,200 people attended in all.

We'll see if the protestors manage to score with lawmakers. Gov. Ned Lamont has called for a meeting with school officials on the subject for Friday.

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