Prep football’s still a game

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Jere Longman writes that high school football games are more compelling than college ones, perhaps because of the immense support and loyalty shown by the schools’ respective communities. In Thursday’s New York Times, Longman acknowledges that high school sports are not pure. But they are still games to those who play them, he writes.

It’s not that high school football is pure. Far from it. The excesses of recruiting and steroids have trickled down from above along with eye black and end-zone dances. But at the prep level, football exists in an encouraging twilight. It is still a game, not yet a business. It is life lived in the present, players smashing through a banner held by cheerleaders, bursting with the possibility of the moment, not yet circumscribed by the limits and betrayals of the future.

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