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HANOVER Flag football scores win for participation

During an era where physical activity can be challenging for youths due to the plethora of electronic gadgets, the town of Hanover recreation program certainly scored with youths. During a recent meeting, Town Board member Lou Pelletter highlighted the fact that large numbers participated.

“The highlight of the whole thing was the school allowed them to play the final game under the lights,” he said. “I think in the near future, when these kids become of age, we will be able to have a real junior varsity and varsity football program. … I think we are going to have a great interest for football in the near future if we continue this program.”

Pelleter’s comments are also correct in noting the decline of football in numerous upstate regions. Many schools in the county are combined to have football teams, as evidenced by opening weekend.

Maybe programs like this will spur more interest for youth. In any event, it’s a victory when 100 children participate.

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