Skip to comments.Centennial varsity football team disbanded for 2017 season (MD)
Posted on 09/08/2017 8:44:17 PM PDT by 11th_VA
The Centennial High School varsity football team has been disbanded for the 2017 season, according to a news release from the Howard County Public School System on Friday afternoon.
The decision was made after a meeting at the school between coaches, athletics and activities manager Jean Vanderpool, school and Howard County administrators, and student athletes and parents on Thursday.
According to a news release from National Federation of High Schools on Aug. 7, participation in 11-player football in 2016-17 dropped by more than 25,000 from the previous year, although the number of schools offering the sport increased by 52 schools. Overall, the decrease of participants amounted to fewer than two players per school.
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The much-vaunted Centennial High? No, say it ain’t so.
Actually this school has long been tops...or thinks of themselves so...in acedemics around here. Don’t think the football team was any great shakes.
The school is shockingly small. I went to a rival school and even for our stupid county’s standard of small schools, it is like Elementary sized school.
Oh, and BTW, the real Howard County Schools news tonight is “we are a safe zone for illegal DACAs”!
I think you got your links wrong.
Not like these players can be replaced at the Pro level with players from another country, like the Domenican Republic has for Baseball
*Jobs, I bet not legal jobs, but criminal jobs...
My alma mater has also dropped football. At least they play like they have.
I forgot to add that mercifully they didn’t lose last night. Game was postponed due to the hurricane.
Is this maybe part of the problem?
High school athletics is a tough business. With recent discussion about brain injuries, and the fact that many high school players play both ways, these athletes are subjected to more contact than college players. Since your participants are derived from families who live in specific communities. Am I going out on a limb here by imagining there is a shortage of black families who live in this wealthiest of counties in the US? Maybe more Asian or international or effete transfer families?
You are very wrong about minorities in Howard County.
We have far too much, and Kolumbia - which this basically is even if they officially call it Ellicott City - PRIDES itself on “diversity” and thinks they are so great for being so “tolerant”.
We have TONS of blacks and plenty illegals, and LOTS of Moslems. Although indeed just around Centennial has become little Korea. And the damn mosque is actually very close to this school; I guess those Moslems don’t like football so much either.
But we have LOTS of section 8 an Kolumbia.
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