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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2013 9:14 p.m. MDT

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ExTBird
Springville, US-UT

I feel bad for any kid that feels like he is being bullied so bad that he has to transfer schools. If that claim is true then I hope he is happier at Timpview, and enjoys football next year.

To be blunt though, I don't believe their claim. Provo has had a abysmal football program for many years now. Timpview is one of the most successful football programs in the state. It doesn't take a lot of math to see why someone interested in the sport would want out of Provo ASAP, and move over to Timpview. Lying to try and play football for a better program is unacceptable. This is just a game, and if they can't keep it honest then they have lost sight of what is actually important.

Timpview has had enough scandals in the last few years to last a life time. I hope they are not encouraging behavior like this.

Integrity > sports.

yankees27
Heber, Utah

So, I'm thinking a kid "bullied" at Provo wouldn't naturally go to the "cool school" Timpview. I'm only thinking like a teen here, but if you can't get along at the average school, why would you go to the cool school on the hill? I'm not saying Timpview students are any worse than other schools, but rather it seems that affluent schools are less likely to be welcoming to kids not of their socioeconomic background. It seems like a weak excuse especially since the admin. at Provo claim to have never heard of this students supposed problem. If you want to raise a red flag, transfer from the weaker program into one of the best in the state, good reason or not, you'll be scrutinized.

Pack
Layton, Utah

Play where you live, no hardship cases, the end. Allow a student to attend any school they want to for academic reasons, but if they want to play sports they have to play in their boundary school. This still gives parents choice for academics, but stops the recruitiing problem in high school sports aggrevated by open enrollment policies.

BigBenzo88
Herriman, UT

@Pack - I am with you 100%!!! Utah needs to establish Play Where You Live ASAP!!! I grew up in Ohio and played high school football in Ohio. If a family wanted their son or daughter to play for a different school or a better school...then they simply moved. Its that simple. If you want your son to play for Timpview...then find a house/townhouse/apartment in those boundaries.

I would have hated playing football in an open enrollment atmosphere. I would hate to live in Herriman and play football for Jordan or I would hate to live in Kearns and play for Bingham. Football and sports is about protecting and representing your neighborhood and your city and your school.

I hope Utah and the UHSAA will end open enrollment soon.

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