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

December 27, 2017 / BaseballBasketballCross countryFootballGolfSoccerSwimmingTennisTrack & FieldWrestling
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 compiled from National Federation of State High School Associations’ 2016-17 survey.


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