Football’s decline has some high schools disbanding teams

AP News
Maryland is one of 14 states where participation in football was down 10 percent or more over the past five years, according to NFHS data. In all, 41 states saw a decline between the 2011-12 and 2016-17 school years, and just nine states and the District of Columbia saw increases. “There’s no question about it. The amount of publicity, beginning with the NFL and what you see on national news, has caused concern among parents,” said Bob Gardner, the National Federation of State High School Associations executive director. “Probably some who would have been more inclined to let their young men play, maybe are making different decisions now.”
Posted on BrainLine October 6, 2017