A big shout-out to Coach Scottie Ware in regards to his push to the D209 board to consolidate Proviso football. I am a teacher at East and I work the East football games. The kids deserve a chance to compete, and by consolidating they will have just that. Successful football programs today rarely have two-way players and we cannot continue to expect our student-athletes to perform when they are simply tired. Offense, defense, and special teams need fresh legs. By having more kids on the team, less will get hurt.

Morton High, with over 8,000 students, consolidated their football program years ago. Proviso D209 has 5,000 students yet we have two football programs. This makes zero sense. As a proud teacher who coaches at both East and West, I beg the board to let this happen.

Joseph Radecki
Proviso East