If the Rockets or Lady Rockets advance to the Sweet 16, hopefully they’ll have one fewer thing to worry about - attendance.
Several State Tournaments have competitions during weekdays to assure all the games are played and that the competitors have time to finish. When student-athletes attend these games that the school and state sponsor, they are counted absent at school. The absence is excused, but it is also counted against a student’s perfect attendance.
State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) introduced House Bill 22, to try and right that wrong.