Cadet football player out for opener

Updated: August 13, 2011, 5:58 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

An Illinois high school football player will not be allowed to play in his team's season-opener because he will miss too many practices while attending basic training for the U.S. Army National Guard.

The Illinois High School Association denied Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior Eddie Nuss a waiver to play in his team's opener on Aug. 26 due to concerns over his safety because he will not be able to attend the mandated 12 preseason practices. Nuss has been in military training in ...

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