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high school football

April 30, 2019

Judge in girls football lawsuit orders survey to gauge interest

The fate of girls high school football in Utah could come down to a statewide survey, which will determine whether there's enough interest in the sport. In 2017, the parents of six high school girls filed a lawsuit against three school districts a...


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February 13, 2019

Play clock, instant replay among NFHS rule changes for football

From the NFHS To establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revis...


January 21, 2019

Tennessee high school hires Trent Dilfer to coach football

Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer will coach high school football next season, announcing last week that he's taking over the program at Lipscomb Academy in Tennessee. [caption id="attachment_27422" align="alignright" width="175"] Trent ...


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November 20, 2018

Lawsuit alleges parent wore his referee uniform, influenced Illinois playoff football game

A lawsuit filed last week accuses an Illinois high school football parent of dressing in his referee uniform while off duty and influencing the outcome of a playoff game. The game in question took place on Nov. 10, when Nazareth Academy — a priv...


October 24, 2018

Winless Massachusetts HS football team makes playoffs

The Triton Regional High School football team didn't win a single game this season, but that didn't keep the Vikings from the state playoffs. Triton finished the regular season 0-7 and was outscored 248-42. However, the Vikings played a tough sch...


September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....


July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...


May 16, 2018

How an Illinois HS football program bounced back after hazing scandal

[caption id="attachment_26166" align="alignleft" width="550"] Photos: Nancy McGee[/caption] On a cold February day, Lake Zurich (Illinois) High School football coach Luke Mertens sits in the office of Athletic Director Andrew Lambert.  Asked t...