I grew up playing football in Salt Lake City. I remember the days when the youth teams were organized by geographical areas that coincided with the high school boundaries. It was fun to play against the same guys all the way through high school.
In reading about the fiasco with East and Timpview, I think we are overlooking the bigger issue. The problem is not that there are suspensions and then revocations of the suspensions. Those are the symptoms of the problem. The problem is kids being recruited and transferring to play on better teams.
As a society, we have become so caught up in sports we forget the reason behind competition. If we want to fix the issue and really give a fair playing field to all the kids, the UHSAA needs to enforce boundaries.
We have the same problem in eastern Idaho. Although the teams that recruit play within the rules, true competition is a thing of the past.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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