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Franklin Athletic Director prepares, plans for possible fall sports

Posted at 9:11 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 23:39:42-04

FRANKLIN — Franklin Athletic Director Jordan Hein played football for the Badgers. He feels attempting to play high school sports in the fall will be a similar team effort.

"We learn so much through sports and activities and extracurriculars that, this is just another thing that we can compete against. And it's going to be the largest, you know, team project that we've ever been a part of. And it's because we are relying on you know, our entire community to pull together and you know crush the curve," Franklin Athletic Director Jordan Hein said.

The WIAA will have a monthly board of control meeting starting at 8 p.m. on Friday. But this one will have extra focus during a pandemic.

"I think after tomorrow. Obviously it's a state-level meeting tomorrow. We will meet as conference athletic directors tomorrow afternoon. Our goal is within the next 2 weeks, that we'll have a schedule," Hein said.

Franklin has the health and safety of the athletes on the front of their minds, balanced with the fact that they want to exhaust every possible question and answer until they can't possibly move forward and play fall sports.

"For us here at Franklin High School, we believe in the power of hope," Hein said.

For Hein, the lessons of high school include academics and athletics.

"There's not a single person that doesn't want fall sports, and fall activities to happen," Hein said. "It's just a matter of, can we do so that will mitigate the risk and minimize the risk to our student-athletes and coaches, while also providing those enriching opportunities that really do make a complete high school experience," Hein said.

We'll know much more Friday afternoon.

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