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     December 17, 2019      #77-351 KDJ

Kankakee coach wants to start Junior Kays football

Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — Kankakee High School football coach Derek Hart wants to build on his team’s success in his first year as the Kays qualified for the IHSA state playoffs.

That means building a strong foundation for years to come.

On Dec. 9, Hart presented a plan to the school board to start a Junior Kays Football Program to help feed into the high school program. He told board members the IHSA state champs from Class 4A to Class 8A both had junior league programs.

Herscher football coach Dan Wetzel was recently inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame.

The junior program ...

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