The Sept. 9 editorial "Lights Out? Forsaking Football in the Land of Gridiron Giants" talks about students who are choosing to opt out of playing football. The editorial explains multiple points as to why, but one that I can relate to is how time-consuming playing is.
I am a senior at North Allegheny and although I do not play football in high school, I did play in middle school. A significant reason I decided to end my football career was time consumption. As a student at one of the top football schools in the WPIAL, I understand why upcoming players would decide to quit football due to the amount of time it takes up. Players at North Allegheny have to commit to football nearly year-round. Even in the off-season the team has "optional" practices that are not really optional. Time consumption is a main reason as to why students are opting out of football.
CALEB A. MYERS