I’ve been doing quite a lot of research lately for a young adult story involving high school football. Frankly, I’d forgotten a lot of the rules that differentiate professional, collegiate, and high school ball — things like the height of goalposts, ball placement for kickoff, and two-foot/one-foot rules for completed passes.
All this research is not only giving me nice details for the piece, but it’s also getting me all revved up for the season. Packers just won their first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Go Pack!
And it’s great to be researching something I really enjoy. Adding to my knowledge base and the authenticity of the story. Nice.