In your March 15 editorial, I appreciated your accurate sequence of events that led to a very unfortunate end of the football season for Goose Creek High School.
However, I disagree that the S.C. High School League is a flawed organization. I am sure that this organization, like many others, has its challenges. But in this situation, the flaws lie within the character of those persons who would do anything to win a game.
The S.C. High School League has written rules by which games are to be played. Each year before the school sports season begins, coaches and athletics directors are required to attend clinics or workshops to learn the rules. Thus, they know the rules before the games begin.
In addition, what are coaches and politicians teaching our young people when they create an unfair advantage to win? Undoubtedly, this is what will occur if this proposed, subjectively appointed, 11-member committee is formed to hear appeals of the High School League's decisions.
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The intrusion of politicians into the business of high school sports is definitely not needed. I am certain that if legislators focus their attentions on current economic, social and educational issues in our state, they would have no time to delve into the affairs of the S.C. High School League.
Simply stated, adults who are involved in sports need to just follow the rules and be shining role models who practice old-fashioned principles of integrity and good sportsmanship.
Trudelle G. Stroman