The sports world is aghast at Deflategate, where the
High school football has the same rules as the
Questions about inflating footballs have been around for years. Former Sherman Oaks
Kraemer said Herrington told him, "It's no wonder you're dropping passes. Your footballs have too much air in them."
Herrington, now the coach at Alemany, said while he was playing quarterback, he wanted to use a football under inflated because he had a small hand.
Kirk West, an official for more than 30 years, said he checks balls before games with his hands and the backjudge always checks kicking balls before they are used, because kickers like them to be overinflated.
Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney said of the whole situation, "It's a silly thing to be fussing over."
The football advisory committee for the National Federation of State High School Assns. is scheduled to meet this weekend to go over new rules for the 2015 football season, but don't expect any new rule requiring officials to bring a gauge to measure inflation levels of footballs.
It's low priority of high school coaches no matter how big an issue it has become in the NFL.