Moose Jaw Minor Football is looking at starting up a spring football league for high school players who weren't able to hit the gridiron last year.

With the support of football communities in Yorkton, Estevan, Weyburn and Swift Current, parents of kids from Grade 9 to 12 are invited to register - with no payment needed until they know if the season can be a go or not.

The proposed organization is dubbed the Southern Saskatchewan High School Spring League.

“We obviously understand everything going on, and we’re a long ways away,” said Moose Jaw Minor Football President Bryan Boys. “But I think things are trending the right way with vaccinations and everything else. I don’t think (there are) a whole lot of statistics that say these kids are going to cause any problems. We ran our fall season last year, so we’ve already gone through a lot of these restrictions and we’ll work with the government every step of the way. We still have to get approval, but it’s worth the fight, and if we can get these kids on the field, it’s all we’re trying to do.”

Boys said it’s very similar to the work they had to do to get the league up and going last fall.

“Basically, we have to write a proposal with guidelines. We talked to the City, and they support us with our field and everything around here,” Boys said. “It’s a matter of writing out the proper guidelines, getting the approval from the government. Without that, we’re going to have nothing. We’re willing to fight for it and we’re willing to do whatever is necessary.”

As an outdoor sport, Boys feels football would need to be as restricted as indoor sports.

“It’s a battle ahead and we look forward to fighting for the kids.”

Boys said the support has been outstanding from their families and others, and that there were 40 registrations in the first 24 hours.

“There’s a lot of support for the league,” he said. “I think we’re all just seeing what we can do. Obviously there’s a long ways to go. I think once we start getting letters going, the parents will support it and we’ll have a lot of voices behind us.”

Registration is open now for high school football players here.

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