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Scholar-athletes from Baltimore County rally for return to the sphere – WBAL Radio

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Wednesday March 3, 2021
Phil Yacuboski, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Sports canceled this fall due to the coronavirus were due to start in Baltimore County this Friday, but the county's school system canceled them again. More than 150 athletes gathered today in the hope that the school system will reverse that decision.

Outside Hereford High School there were chants of "Let us play". They are calling on Baltimore County's public schools to promote fall sports that have not been able to continue as planned due to COVID-19. With the final delay, students are allowed to practice but the games are canceled.

Student athletes from #Hereford High School are holding a #letusplay rally – after #BaltimoreCounty postponed the start of autumn sports, this Friday is set to begin @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/yP5d5FFlkf

– Phil Yacuboski (@WBALPhil) March 3, 2021

The students who have gathered for this rally hope that the school system will hear them and decide to change their minds.

"Carroll County, right next door, and Howard County and then and even Pennsylvania have been playing since the fall season," said Emmanuel Obu, a Hereford High Senior, the players fail. "

#Hereford High School student athletes are holding a #letusplay rally – after #BaltimoreCounty postponed fall sport slated to begin this Friday @wbalradio. pic.twitter.com/73Fph9EFYD

– Phil Yacuboski (@WBALPhil) March 3, 2021

Neighboring Baltimore City announced plans for a phase of college sports on Wednesday.

Officials said they base their decisions on federal guidelines. Parents say they will keep pushing with their message through phone calls and emails. The district's school board could reverse the decision at a meeting next week.

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