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Gov. DeSantis expects high school sports in all Florida counties soon

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 10:56 PM EDT
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LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCJB) - Suwanne football kicked off its season on Friday night with a special guest on the sideline.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made an appearance for the Bulldogs’ season opener against the Santa Fe Raiders.

In an interview with TV20, DeSantis says he hopes to see more Friday night lights turned on the next few weeks.

“We will obviously wanted the flexibility to choose to play,” said the governor. “There are some counties that are lagging a little bit, and they are going to have to go. You see what is happening here, you see they are able to play. There are players down there and families that say, ’wait a minute, this is our chance, we want to go.’

“I think you’re going to see sports all through out the 67 counties real soon.”

DeSantis continues to be an advocate for the safe return of high school athletics and football. Suwannee head coach, Kyler Hall, was a guest speaker at one of DeSantis’ recent roundtables. Hall discussed the positives of high school sports in the middle of pandemic for the student-athletes’ mental health.

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