TSSAA to consider allowing eighth graders to participate in high school if the middle school/junior high is the high school’s feeder. It’s long overdue especially those who could aid in sports like softball or wrestling.
An example here, the girls basketball team is limited in numbers currently because of injury. That makes it hard to schedule JV games so freshmen aren’t getting the game time they need. Even if they don’t play any varsity games, playing in JV would benefit the players and team.
Several opponents allow it already due to the building/principal rule and those getting to play high school a year early benefit. If this is voted down it should be cut out for everyone.