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Football team cancels season after 2 games

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posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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A California high school football team voted to cancel their season after losing their first to games of the season.

When I heard this story my first reaction was wtf?
So I decided to look deeper.

"The team started the season with 18 players. After losing its first game 41-0 and then being shut out 61-0 in its second game, two players quit."

Now it makes more sense.

Getting your butt kicked isn't a reason to quit in my book but when you don't have enough players to compete your just asking for injuries.

This might become a trend.

“We’re not alone. The number of kids across the board in California, and certainly in Northern California, of students signing up is down,” said Halliday

Our girls basketball team set a record last season by giving up only 7 points in one game.
Didn't hurt that the school we played only had 4 girls that night. 2 were sick.
Yeah, so proud.
Anyways
Back on the football team.
Good news for them..

"I’m excited about JV team now. There’s 30 kids on that team and they really want to play and are working hard. So the future looks bright,” said Stine."


With so many options for kids today I can imagine why they dont want to play football.

My own daughter is playing volleyball and softball this year and shes really not all that happy with the coaching.
To much yelling. Kids shut down when coaches yell.
To much favoritism. Gotta be in the clique.

I know one of the assistant softball coaches pretty well and they are upset with one girl for participating in the schools chearleading program in the summer instead of playing in their summer league. Shes a great shortstop but they play an inferior player over her.
Stupid egos.


www.google.com...




posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
My son plays senior rugby for our town, he's been with the club since he was 6 and has the club badge tattooed on his chest so after the game when he takes his shirt off it's still on him.
I think sport is fantastic for giving young people focus, the rugby club genuinely helped me keep him on the rails through his teen years, and he is a confident young adult now.

They had a fantastic first season win on the weekend, nearly a club record, but what impressed me more was the visiting team never let their heads drop and kept on fighting. I tweeted my thoughts about that for their 100 odd mile journey back home, they appreciated it.
Rugby as a sport is brilliant for communities. Every club has a bar and you can be in pretty much any town or city in England, find a rugby club and meet friendly decent people.
Sport is a positive part of society in my opinion.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:47 AM
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Why did they have a team in the first place? I was unfortunate to have gone to schools that could barely put enough players together for a soccer team. Would loved to have played football but c'est la vie.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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It really is becoming an issue and this is why the NFL is "pussifying" the league as some would say. I played football in HS and College and would not change a thing but my kids 10 & 7 have not really shown an interest in it. They like to play catch and all that good stuff but I'm not going to push it.

My old HS I think we had about 25 players for Jr & Sr which isn't bad. They had to cancel some games last year due to lack of numbers because they had some injuries. It's happening a lot more in those smaller communities.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Football is falling out of favor due to CTE and other injuries. Probably not worth it given the odds of making it the Pros or even Div 1 are slim to none.

I certainly won't be encouraging my son to play football.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22


"The team started the season with 18 players. After losing its first game 41-0 and then being shut out 61-0 in its second game, two players quit."




www.google.com...


It was at that point in their life the two players realized. No everyone doesn't get a trophy .



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: Bluntone22

Football is falling out of favor due to CTE and other injuries.
Sorry to bang on about rugby but it is the UK full contact sport version of your football and 3rd most popular game here, every town has a team.
We have injury issues as well because no helmets or body armour, and every time I see my son get tackled I hope inside that he is not hurt.
All players have massive insurance policies in case of serious injury, paid for by the club of course, but CTE is a concern which happens in later life.

@Intrepid I know a Canadian national rugby team player in real life, lovely lad, great player.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: Bluntone22

Football is falling out of favor due to CTE and other injuries.
Sorry to bang on about rugby but it is the UK full contact sport version of your football and 3rd most popular game here, every town has a team.
We have injury issues as well because no helmets or body armour, and every time I see my son get tackled I hope inside that he is not hurt.
All players have massive insurance policies in case of serious injury, paid for by the club of course, but CTE is a concern which happens in later life.

@Intrepid I know a Canadian national rugby team player in real life, lovely lad, great player.


While rugby is definitely not a weeny sport, I don't think rugby is as hard hitting as American football. It probably also has to do with lack of pads. Helmets and pads make you take more risks and hit harder imho.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

There doesn't seem to be a participation problem in my area. Several youth league are running and our high schools have plenty of players.

I think the concussion problem is overrated in football or at least until college. My daughter had one last year that she got playing volleyball.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated
I agree in many ways, different games, but spines get broken every year in the UK on rugby pitches.
It is a dangerous sport when scrums collapse, boots hit heads etc. I'm only mentioning rugby because it was what I played, and my son does now. I can relate in the full contact sense for this conversation at least.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Edumakated
I agree in many ways, different games, but spines get broken every year in the UK on rugby pitches.
It is a dangerous sport when scrums collapse, boots hit heads etc. I'm only mentioning rugby because it was what I played, and my son does now. I can relate in the full contact sense for this conversation at least.




It's different with American football though.
When you have the helmets and pads you can slam into each other, head to head full clip.
Over and over.

Helmet protects your head from splitting open but does not stop your brain from rattling around.

It's a different animal than rugby



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

My brother in law was a pro football player til he was about 30. Now he has parkinsons and it is awful. They have directly related it to his football playing days. However, even knowing what he did about the dangers, he supported/encouraged his son to play football.

Glad I pulled my son out of football by 10th grade as he was too small to compete safely. He went on to join the marching band and is quite the musician these days. He grew to be 6 ft 4 in and a big boy.

There are so many alternatives to body contact sports and we know how dangerous they are-why are so many parents still pushing their kids-even to be cheerleaders-knowing the dangers? Nuts.


edit on 5-9-2018 by Justso because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Please overlook the other US posters here.
We are all not like that

There is no game in the world as rough as rugby

Google Wayne "Buck" Shelford

The very reason I switched from US Football to Rugby fan

US football players take 6 weeks on a sprained little toe..




posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Getting your butt kicked isn't a reason to quit in my book but when you don't have enough players to compete your just asking for injuries.


Getting ones butt kicked over and over should be a reason for all of us to recognize we need to be doing something else.




posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


The average American football player is larger than the average rugby player, the sole purpose of many positions on a football team is to flatten the person holding the ball.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog
Haha I didn't need to Google Buck!

I'll admit they are different games though both dangerous in their different ways.
I cringe when I see my son underneath say 10 other players, and my heart rises when I see him come out of it okay.
I introduced my son to rugby because it was the only game I played. He's loved it since age 6 and is a senior player now, the question remains as other posters have hinted, would I feel guilty for introducing him to it if he ever got a serious spinal injury?

...we had a related chat the other week when he got his injury/health insurance policy through ready for the new season. He said to me that every time he risks his body on the pitch he does it for himself, not for me, then thanked me for introducing him to his biggest love in life. The battle, the community, and the comradery.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:48 AM
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Loosing sucks, but some kids aren't going to college without that football scholarship. The school, manager, and coach is letting the kids down.

The high school that I attended was like that. We had a kick ass football team because we wanted to go to college and we wanted it bad. Football was one ticket out of there.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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Poor things. You must protect your children from playing games where they cannot win! It's the wrong decision and send the wrong message. A half decent motivational teacher/coach would have kept them going in any adversity.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Ah yes, I do know for sure, I watch the NFL when they do a game in London. I can only get into a full contact sport conversation like American Football with my rugby experiences.
I can definitely relate the two, just different ways the players get badly injured.
Interesting thread to me for those reasons.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

My opinion only. Football is to America what rugby and soccer are to the UK.

Football, baseball, hotdogs etc etc. It's American and a sport for citizens to really around. Get together socialise have something in common.

More and more favorite "patriotic" sports and pastimes are being dismantled. People are shying away from what once brought us together.

Another way for ANY country to lose their identity their culture and bonds of their citizens



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