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Posted On: 01/12/21 7:12 AM

For the past couple of months, rumors circulated that there would be an increase in club football leagues if the normal CIF sanctioned football season were to be canceled.

Well ready or not, club football is happening and will likely continue through the spring. The CIF state and Southern Section still maintain their statement that football practices will begin later this month or next month if state and county guidelines permitted it. But as the days go by and coronavirus cases continue to increase, it’s becoming likely that the season will be canceled.

Naturally, alternatives to CIF football have presented themselves to high school football players in California. Various club teams have emerged and have already started playing games.

The most prominent club football league is the Corona based Winner Circle Champions League. The league just completed its first weekend of games which were fully padded, with referees, uniforms, athletic trainers and a small amount of fans.

Despite the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines that prohibit any youth sports competition, the first weekend of games went smoothly.

The league’s founder is Jordan Campbell, an alumna of Norco High who played college football at USC and New Mexico Highlands

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