New update on Shepherd Hill football player Kevin Mensah. After shaming Holy Name Athletic Director Jim Manzello, he finally agreed to sign the MIAA’s “Form 200” which is a waiver that schools sign when a student athlete transfers schools so they can continue to play sports at the new schools. Both schools have signed the waiver. Both schools are now officially cool with it and the kid can play.
LOL. Just kidding. The MIAA still isn’t allowing it because they are worse than ISIS.
Swear to God. They have to have a meeting and a hearing and all this other crap, when all it would take is a simple phone call to Holy Name and Shepherd Hill, and a fax of form 200. Because this is what the dooshnozzles at the MIAA get paid $230,000 a year to do – create bureaucracy and red tape in order to screw over kids. We’ve called their offices in Franklin several times this week for a comment, but shockingly have not heard back from them. Why would they? They’re accountable to no one. They can do whatever they want, so long as Athletic Directors don’t have the stones or the minerals to just up and leave them. They don’t need the MIAA. They can form their own governing body, create their own rules, and not hand over all their cash to these crooks so they can bone their students.
Shepherd Hill gave St. John’s a game this weekend, leading after three quarters before being unleashed upon by the Pioneers in the fourth quarter. This week they play at Wachusett, and as usual Wachusett is really good at football. Kid deserves to play. I’m sure both teams would rather go against a full squad of eligible players. Kevin Mensah is eligible, both schools have agreed that he is. So what would happen if they just let him play? What’s the MIAA gonna do? If I’m the coaches of these teams than I simply don’t play the game unless all eligible players on both teams are allowed to suit up. Time to send the MIAA a message that they work for the schools and the kids, and not vice versa.
— Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe) September 16, 2016
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