The FHSAA will soon begin its Steroid-Testing Plan.
It’s a pilot program, which will randomly test athletes, beginning in September from football rosters that must be submitted by August 22nd.
"Well, I'm sure it's out there, you know in high schools. I think it's a good thing, check it out. Personally, I've been fortunate in the years that I've been coaching the schools I've been at, if it's been going on, I sure am not aware of it. But, a lot of times, we've talked before, those kids really stand out when they're taking that stuff. Hopefully we don't have that here in Bay County, but I think it's a good thing."
Athletes in other sports will also be tested. About 500 athletes from across the state are likely to be tested. The penalty for a positive test, a suspension from your sport for 90 days.