All high school football players are required to attend 12 practices before playing in a game, but lawmakers are looking to change that rule. Senator Shane Cultra has introduced a plan that would exempt some players who've been through military basic training. Under the proposed bill, coaches would be allowed to evaluate the military student and determine if he's ready to play before the 12-practice minimum.

The Illinois High School Association is against the bill, calling it dangerous, counterproductive, and irresponsible.

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