Stephen Piercy, a Fort Mill tackle coach who recently joined the program, said he isn't concerned about the safety because of the many precautions in place. "Football is as safe a sport as I believe there is," Piercy said.
I can at least understand some parents who allow their young children to play tackle football. I might not agree with all of them, but any of the following reasons might be valid:
- Football is fun as hell.
- Football is great exercise.
- Football promotes self-discipline.
- Football teaches teamwork.
- Football rewards toughness.
- Football builds community.
- Football is a family bonding experience.
As far as football goes, it's possible that Piercy is a good coach. But I'm positive I would't trust him to run my team's offense or defense.
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