Rodney Wedig

(7-31-20) In a Tweet yesterday veteran Wisconsin HS football coach Rodney Wedig –

When I met with my seniors at Milton on July 1st, I promised them I would do everything I can to make sure they have a senior year and I will continue to do that. This is the letter I sent to our (Stephen Nass) state senator.

Wedig letter

This week Wisconsin, like many other states, made changes to the start of the high schools football season.

 

On Tuesday, some schools and conferences made decisions like the Big 8 Conference did. the conference became the first league in the state to cancel all conference competitions for the 2020 fall sports season.Member schools still have the option of scheduling non-conference games, meets or matches in all fall sports, as long as they follow the guidance of the WIAA and local public health officials.

And today…

Wedig has spent the last 25 years coaching football. He spent eight years as head coach at Almond-Bancroft, 11 years at Big Foot and five seasons at Beloit Memorial and last year at Milton. His career record is 156-109.

Wedig’s plea is the hopes of many high school football coaches around the country. His plea for help is honorable to his team, coaches and fans.

Wedig’s thoughts and examples are something to consider –

President Warren G. Harding
President Warren G. Harding

Return to normalcy, central campaign slogan of Republican nominee Warren G. Harding’s successful campaign for the presidency of the United States in 1920. Harding’s slogan and platform, calling for disengagement from foreign intervention and for a return to business as usual, were offered as an antidote for the widespread sense of upheaval among Americans in the aftermath of World War I and in response to the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918–19, significant labor unrest, a series of race riots, and the Red Scare and resultant Palmer Raids. A war- and world-weary electorate handed the U.S. senator and former newspaperman a landslide victory over his Democratic challenger and fellow Ohioan, James M. Cox, making Harding the 29th U.S. president (1921–23).