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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Football's decline has some high schools disbanding teams

On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys' cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run.

Meanwhile, about 30 kids in helmets and pads were going through drills on the pristine artificial turf field at the school's hillside football stadium in Ellicott City, Maryland.

'It used to be the other way around,' said Al Dodds, Centennial's cross-country coach, who has 64 boys on his team this year.

'Now, there's a small turnout in football and cross-country is huge.'.



Anonymous said...

Snowflake children scared of contact sports but into gender neutral pronouns.

Anonymous said...

NFL players have proven the effect of lifelong head trauma. Why else would a bunch of idiots act the way they are??

Anonymous said...

6:01 you are so far off the mark. It specifically said football.

Parents have finally quit subjecting their sons to head injuries at such an early age. Too bad it took so long to uncover the decades of lies.

I suggest you do some research and educate yourself on the matter. Hope you don't have a son. He will die an early death of being a vegetable from your lack of good judgement.

Anonymous said...

Football is at it's peak. More and more parents and for that matter kids themselves are not playing football. The talent level will slowly drop as time goes on. Millenials prefer soccer much more than football or baseball for that matter.
Football died last year for me. Basketball is no better to me.
NASCAR and hockey is my choice.. NASCAR has died off, but I really don't mind. Didn't care for all the band wagon fans. But hockey buildings sell out all year. And fans are as if not more loyal than Ravens fans and much more loyal than Oriole fans. Many seats at hockey games sell for as much as a Ravens or Orioles high dollar seat. Seats I sat in at the old Capitol center I paid $3.00 for in 1981 are now $185 dollars at Verizon center. Vancouver had sold out every Home game for 11 straight years at one point..