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CIF reducing full contact time

Bea Ahbeck/News-Sentinel

Lodi fullback Larry McDowell is tackled by Tokay's defense during their cross-town and Tri-City Athletic League rivalry game at the Grape Bowl on Nov. 3, 2017.

Tokay High football coach Michael Holst would be OK with a pending proposal for players having less time with full-contact in pads.

One of the action items on the agenda for the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Board of Mangers’ meeting, which will take place at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton on Wednesday, April 4, is a proposal that would limit full contact to no more than 45 minutes per day for a total of 90 per minutes per week. The current bylaw, which went into place prior to the start of the 2015 season, allows full contact to no more than 90 minutes per day for a total of 180 minutes per week.

The time limitation applies only to full-contact, which is described by USA Football as a drill run in game-like conditions and is the only time that players are taken to the ground.

“As far as the amount of time we don’t really do a whole lot of contact anyway,” said Holst, who is also the school’s athletic director. “This is not going to affect us.”

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