Many schools err on the side of caution, still limit high school sports spectators

Many schools err on the side of caution, still limit high school sports spectators

PITTSBURGH — Western Pennsylvania is among the football powerhouse regions in the United States, and once again those stadium lights will click on across the area Friday night.

This season is unlike any other in the history of the game, with the bleachers in many areas limited to just one or two parents, if that.

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“We’re allowing two parents, two family members per player to come and be a representative and we allow some of our fans to pass some tickets,” Sto-Rox Athletic Director Laroi Johnson said.

For now, the PIAA has deferred the decision about how many people to allow in the stands to local school leaders. Most schools are still erring on the side of caution.

“We talked to a few, just to see what they were going to do. A lot of people are in the same boat,” Johnson said.

In small towns like McKees Rocks, football fans can’t wait for Friday nights.

“It’s OK to go to school but it’s not OK to have the love and support for your team’s game. It’s a little confusing,” Brandee Roberts said.

The outdoor limit for events was set at 250 people.

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