Cancer Couldn’t Keep Homeschooler Away From the Gridiron

Cancer survivor gets second chance to play

First, he tackled cancer. Tackling Italy was no problem. Christopher Jones of the Lighthouse Christian Chargers homeschool football team took up the game as a junior and joined coach David Staley’s squad for a run to back-to-back National Homeschool Football Association championships. The Chargers’ defensive captain missed three starts late in his senior season, however.

Missouri Bill Would Allow Homeschoolers Access to Public School Sports

Public school sports access benefits homeschooled students

Currently, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled in an 80 percent course load at the school they represent. House Bill 232 could change this by requiring school districts participating in MSHSAA activities to give homeschooled students the opportunity to participate.