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Heart of Illinois youth sports league calls off its fall season

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From JFLOCI facebook page

(HOI) - An area youth sports organization is giving up on a fall sports season due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Junior Football League of Central Illinois' Board of Directors voted Thursday to cancel the season.

A news release said the board took the action because state guidelines "prohibited athletes from participating in our league's activities."

"We exhausted all efforts to safely provide a fall season, but due to restrictions beyond our control, were unable to do so," said JFLOCI Executive Director Zo Evans.

The league said it has the option of having a spring season, but it's too early to make that decision.

The organization offers programs in tackle and flag football, and cheerleading.

Howard Packowitz

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