Despite overwhelming evidence of the sport’s dangers, high school football participation is down just 2% since 2008. Since the kids won’t kick the sport, legislators and state athletic associations are trying to make it safer.
The Mendota football team out of California is being featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines for its unique story and transformational coach.
Fall nights might never be the same if IMG Academy executes its multimillion-dollar plan to build a high school football program.
Update: The school later apologized.
A mother says that after her teenage daughter was found unconscious on their porch, the town of Maryville, Missouri, drove them out.
The players must perform community service to earn back a spot on the team. (via Deseret News)
Come on, Alabama! Don’t give into stereotypes.
When freshman Logan Thompson’s dad died suddenly, his team made it their mission to get him a touchdown in the next game.
“We take care of our business and then we go home to deal with the dark.” Beach Channel, a high school in the Rockaways, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, but its football team played on, and their coach’s pep talk was a tour de force.
I’d love to say, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” but my eyes are all dusty or something. Allergies, maybe.
The most athletic thing you’ll see all day.
So, the strongest field-goal kicker in the world is, like, 17. What have you done with your life?
The takeaways? Don’t grab a guy “in the private,” and don’t let Guy Fieri coach high school football.
Tumwater’s high school football team scored a crucial two point conversion with a little help from weddings everywhere.
Erin DiMeglio is a history-making badass.
Way to look classy on national TV.
Bradley Central High’s Rue Goldston of Cleveland, Tennessee, hurdles over an opposing team player during a recent rivalry game.
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I’m pretty sure they’re doing it wrong. (Via.)
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