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WGEM Sports At Six: Thursday (July 30) QHS Head Football Coach Rick Little Gets “Back To Work” The Day After The IHSA Announces Major Decision

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One of the biggest decision's, possibly ever reached by the Illinois High School Association in the last quarter century, still has high school football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball programs across the "Land of Lincoln" buzzing.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the IHSA's Board of Directors decided to move the three Fall Sports to the Spring on Wednesday, due mainly to health and safety concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus spike throughout various regions of the state, and around the country as well..

Quincy High head football coach Rick Little took timeout earlier today to offer his insight on the controversial decision handed down by the IHSA. A decision that has Little preparing for more than a few new challenges, both on and off the field, as he prepares to enter his 14th season at the helm of the Blue Devils program. "Am I shocked that we're playing in teh Spring? No. I think our kids have worked hard all summer long--I'm kind of reading their body language--certainly disappointing, but at the same time, I think they look at half full! They got more time to get ready!"

Under the modified IHSA schedule, the prep football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball programs moved from the Fall sports schedule to the Spring, will now get underway officially on February 15, 2021.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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