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high school football

September 13, 2017

High schools in all states now using Heads Up Football program

For the first time, high school football programs spanning all 50 states are enrolled in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, including high schools in more than 60 of the largest U.S. school districts. New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago ...


September 8, 2017

Iowa HS football players kicked off team over burning cross photo

Five Iowa high school football players were booted from their team this week after a photo surfaced on social media that showed them wearing white hoods while standing beside a burning cross. [caption id="attachment_24767" align="alignright" width...


football instant replay
July 25, 2017

Texas discusses instant replay in high school football

The governing body for high school sports in Texas might consider adding instant replay for football in the coming years. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="273"] Photo: Brian Cantoni[/caption] According to the Houston Chr...


July 14, 2017

Florida high school football player dies after suffering heat stroke

A Florida high school football player died Monday, two weeks after suffering a heat stroke during one of the team's offseason workouts. Zachary Polsenberg, 16, collapsed during a June 29 workout, and his body core temperature registered at 107 deg...


July 12, 2017

Texas facing ‘crisis-level’ shortage of high school football referees

Texas, a state known for the competitive environment of high school football, is facing a serious shortage of officials just months before the 2017 season is scheduled to kick off. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="282"] Pho...


June 27, 2017

Six Utah girls suing for chance to play high school football

A group of girls are suing three Utah school districts, alleging they are not treated fairly because the schools do not provide girls-only football programs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims "[The] districts fail to provide equal...


June 12, 2017

Will dwindling participation lead a resurgence of 8-man football?

Dwindling participation and safety risks have made it harder for hundreds of high schools to play football in its traditional form. But when one door closes, another one opens. The drop in participation for 11-man football has given new life t...


June 8, 2017

Judge rules against Florida school in pregame prayer case

A federal judge has ruled against a Florida school that claimed its constitutional rights were violated when it was prevented from using the loudspeaker for prayer prior to a 2015 football game. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell de...