Regarding the Jan. 30 sports article “ TV adds 5 Friday games to mix”: I was saddened to learn of the ACC’s decision to schedule college football on Friday nights. What has been a longstanding tradition of college football deferring to high school football on Friday nights has now apparently come to an abrupt end due to television scheduling and the almighty dollar.
Friday night high school football is one of the things that is still right in America. Not having to compete with college games has allowed families, schools and entire communities to come together in support of what can still be called mature athletics.
As a part of the ACC announcement, in deference to high school football, N.C. State said it will not host a Friday night game. Thanks, N.C. State!
My hope is that families, schools and communities will continue to support high school football on Friday nights. Is this yet another instance of how college athletics has gotten out of control?
Allan B. Head
The writer has served for 25 years as the volunteer stadium announcer for Broughton High School football.