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District may adopt day game policy for football

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The following article was originally published by Kurt Karchmer in Volume 14, Issue 2 of The Correspondent on Sept. 30, 1981.  It is being republished as a part of the “Golden Years” segment, celebrating 50 volumes of The Correspondent.

The Hersey football tradition of night football games may be coming to an end. Assistant Principal William Daletski has said that the administration is experimenting with day games. “Fridays are nothing but a party night. Few people come to actually watch the game,” he commented.

“Students go to the football games primarily to drink and smoke up,” agreed Dean of Students Walt Jasinski. Jasinski feels day games will encourage the involvement of parents who can’t attend on Friday nights.

Daletski, a former All American and coach of 12 years thinks football is better both physically and psychologically when played during the day because the players have had a night of sleep before the game.

Resentment against day games appears to run high. “Night games are better because there are more people,” mentioned Karen McGuisess at the recent Wheeling–Hersey game.

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District may adopt day game policy for football