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Survey finds minimal decline nationally in high school football participation

Survey finds minimal decline nationally in high school football participation

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...

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