Second rally held in support of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School playing football

A second rally was held on Sunday, August 31st in support of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s football team. The Colonial School Board voted last week to allow all fall sports to play with the exception of football.

6ABC Action News covered the rally. spoke with Martie Hildebrand, a mother of a senior on the team (turn up your volume, it was loud and she was wearing a mask).

The Colonial School Board followed guidance from Montgomery County that labeled football as a high risk.

The county has found that there hasn’t been any confirmed transmission from on-field play involving youth leagues over the past two months. While there has been exposure to the virus, the only documented cases connected to leagues and teams also involved a social event.

Below is a video from an August 26th press conference in which NBC10’s Deanna Durante asks Arkoosh about school sports. When answering the questions, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh discusses spread and exposure involving sports leagues and teams in the county.