High school football fans gathered at the Michigan Capitol on Friday instead of stadiums

Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 12:43 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2020 at 12:45 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - Thursday night would have been opening night for high school football games to kick off across Mid-Michigan.

Instead of packing stadiums under the lights, fans and players gathered at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing for a rally Friday evening.

Earlier this month, the Michigan High School Athletic Association determined football would be moved to the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other high school sports are allowed to continue this fall, but competitions are on hold in most of the Lower Peninsula.

A Facebook group called Let Them Play Michigan took their opinions to Lansing.

Organizers asked those who came to wear a mask or face covering and their team colors. Signs were welcome if they showed family friendly and non-political messages.

As of Friday, volleyball, girls swimming and diving and boys soccer teams are still in limbo as the MHSAA awaits clearance from state officials.

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