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December 27, 2017

Despite drop in numbers, football remains most-played HS sport

Nearly eight million U.S. high school-aged children participated in high school sports during the 2016-17 school year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) annual survey. It marked the 28th consecutive year t...


December 27, 2017

Football still far and away most popular sport among high school boys

More than one million American boys played high school football in 2016-17. While it is still the most played sport among boys, participation decreased by more than 23,000 players from the previous year. (See chart at bottom of page.) Data compile...


December 19, 2017

USA Football, Riddell provide aid to teams affected by hurricanes

From USA Football USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and Riddell, a premier designer and developer of football helmets and protective sports equipment, partnered to award a combined $106,0...


December 5, 2017

Bill Belichick talks about being a dependable teammate

Five-time Super Bowl champion football coach Bill Belichick returned to his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, this summer. While there, he stopped by his former high school and offered some words of advice to the football team. [caption id="attachm...


November 21, 2017

Survey: 36 percent of parents would let 10-year-old play football

A survey recently conducted by Today.com found that just 36 percent of parents would let their 10-year-old play tackle football. The survey was part of NBC's Changing the Game TODAY series, which takes a look at the state of youth sports. The firs...


November 16, 2017

Building Bridges: Remembering HS football coach Ben Jones

A look at how Jones successfully united Mississippi's first integrated high school football team [caption id="attachment_25183" align="alignleft" width="543"] Photos courtesy of Becky Jones West[/caption] He wanted to make sure his players knew h...


November 1, 2017

New school calls for a new tradition

Floyd Central High School, located in Langley, Kentucky, opened its doors in 2017 and brought together two football rivals: Allen Central High School and South Floyd High School. Prior to the merger, some 20 miles separated the schools. Today, the...


November 1, 2017

Ohio high school football coach resigns over parent threats

An Ohio high school football coach who resigned this week cited repeated attacks from parents and other community members as one of the reasons. Middletown High School head football coach Lance Engleka just finished his second season with the team...


October 30, 2017

New Jersey football refs walk off field over athlete protests

UPDATE: The two referees in the story below have been banned from working any more games for the remainder of the football season, according to NJ.com. One of the referees, Ernie Lunardelli, has hired an attorney and is unsure how he proceed. ...


October 27, 2017

Dad sues after son suspended from football team over e-cigarette

The father of an Ohio prep football player is suing the school after his son was suspended the remainder of the season for possessing an e-cigarette. Earlier this month, Hoover High School junior A.J. Vega was given a two-day, in-school suspension...