River Radio Sports’ sources have revealed that several schools in the Southeast Missouri regional, particularly Cape Girardeau, are being inundated with requests to attend their institutions from Southern Illinois residents.
The influx likely is coming from athletes who were hoping for a fall season this coming year in football, volleyball, and boys soccer but now must wait until the spring due to the IHSA’s modified sport calendar, which still awaits IDPH approval.
IHSA has confirmed that athletes will be allowed to play sports out-of-state this fall and in-state in the spring, should the right conditions be met.
IHSA informs me player can play sports out of state in fall and in state in spring if meet transfer by-laws.
Example- if student moved to Iowa w a friend/uncle/cousin, then moved back, wouldn’t meet by-law.
If moved with parent/guardian to new state–then back-would be eligible
— Jim Mattson (@hoijim) July 30, 2020
Its very likely that some of the local names that Southern Illinois has come to recognize will be seen playing across state borders, only to return in the spring semester.