Despite the unrest in nearby Ferguson, Missouri’s high school football championships will be held in St. Louis Friday and Saturday.
The 47th year of the Show-Me Bowl, a Thanksgiving weekend tradition, brings 14 teams and hundreds of supporters from all over the state.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association coordinates the event and has been working with St. Louis law enforcement to beef up security. Spokesman Jason West says,”We understand that it’s a fluid situation. We’ve certainly been monitoring the situation in the area for quite some time now. As with all of our championships, we have alternate plans if things need to be changed.”
That includes increased security at the official hotel Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, which is now booked up for the championships and sending overflow guests to other hotels.
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