High school football participation declined in 2015-16 by 309 nationally, according to the participation survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations.
That figure should ease some concerns that football participation might take a major dropoff over safety concerns regarding concussions.
Football participation had declined by almost 10,000 in 2014-15. The number of boys playing 11-man football in 2015 was almost identical this past year to the number in 2014. It went from 1,083,617 to 1,083,308.
Twenty-four states reported...