Troubling story as NCHSAA says 19 year-old with Down Syndrome at Hobbton High can’t practice or play football any more

The NCHSAA says the football playing days are over for Brett Bowden, the 19 year-old from Hobbton High School in Sampson County….Bowden has Down syndrome and he has been practicing with his team for the past two years and then suiting up for Hobbton High’s games on Friday night….

Now the NCHSAA says it is over…..Since Bowden is 19 years old, he is too old to play high school football in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association bylaws…..

Bowden’s football days are over, but his Sampson County following is rallying around his cause and because the NCHSAA says Brett is too old, his Hobbton High classmates and others in and around Sampson County are going wild and crazy in an effort to get the NCHSAA to make an exception, in Brett Bowden’s case….

You may say rules are rules, but in Brett situation, what harm would it do to let him keep practicing with his team and then suit up for the games on Friday nights?????

Agree or disagree? The rallying cry in Sampson County is, “Let Brett Play”……

CLICK HERE to read all and soon the rallying cry across the state of North Carolina might just become, “Let Brett Play”……