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high school football

November 30, 2016

New Jersey bans tailgating at high school football championships

New Jersey's athletic association has banned all tailgating at this year's high school football state championships, an attempt to curb alcohol use in stadium parking lots. Four stadiums will host this weekend's championship games, and the New Jer...


November 29, 2016

Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason. Beginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points...


November 23, 2016

Result of Illinois high school football game heads to court

An Illinois judge on Wednesday will consider overturning the result of a high school football playoff game that ended in controversy when officials improperly applied a penalty at a critical moment. Fenwick and Plainfield North high schools faced ...


November 17, 2016

Video: Rex Ryan delivers message to high school football team

The Canisius High School (New York) football team plays for a state championship tonight, and to get the players in the right state of mind Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan stopped by to address the team. The school posted a short clip of Ryan'...


November 10, 2016

N.M. calling for change after stunning end to prep football game

A wild finish to a New Mexico high school football game has the state's athletic association calling for a nationwide change to the game's rules. In late October, Goddard and Artesia high schools faced off with Artesia holding a slim 35-34 lead i...


November 8, 2016

HS associations ‘disappointed’ in Big Ten’s choice to play on Fridays

Athletic associations in states with Big Ten schools are expressing disappointment in the conference's decision to begin playing Friday games during the 2017 football season. Associations in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio have all released sta...


October 7, 2016

Schools refusing to play Archbishop Murphy’s football team

For the third time this season, a Washington high school football team is refusing to play against Archbishop Murphy over concerns about player safety. Granite Falls High School earlier this week announced it would forfeit its game against the pri...


October 4, 2016

Florida Christian school files lawsuit over pregame prayer

A Christian school in Florida has filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, a move prompted by an incident late last year when its football team was prevented from leading fans in prayer over a stadium loudspeaker. Cambridge Christi...