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Admiral Farragut, a private boarding school in St. Pete, has cancelled their 2020 football season based on the uncertainty associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.  This is a team that has had recent success (10-2 in 2018 and 8-4 last season).   But, they are a boarding school, so I'm sure they're facing a good bit of uncertainty as to how they're going to handle their domestic and international student population this coming year.   But, they're made the decision to cancel football.   I would expect to see a number of kids transferring out over the next couple of weeks and who can blame them?  This will especially be true for all of the kids who think they may have a D1 scholarship in their future -- which will be the vast majority of them (not that they actually have that chance, but they're 16-18 year old kids, so they all think they have that chance).    

Outlier or the first of many dominoes to fall?

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6 minutes ago, Perspective said:

Outlier or the first of many dominoes to fall?

Probably the first of many dominoes to fall given the recent uptick in Florida. I could see a few of the upper income public schools doing the same if they are allowed. 

The risk is real, both to the kids and their families. Tough decisions will have to be made and the more informed are likely to err on the side of safety. 

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1 hour ago, Cjm04 said:

Districts in Texas are starting to cancel football.

Dang, that's a whole lot of school board commissioners who won't get reelected.   B)

Just curious, districts all around the state or just the ones near metropolitan areas like Houston?   If the former, that's a pretty big domino (which is what you would expect from Texas). 

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On 6/26/2020 at 12:57 PM, Perspective said:

Dang, that's a whole lot of school board commissioners who won't get reelected.   B)

Just curious, districts all around the state or just the ones near metropolitan areas like Houston?   If the former, that's a pretty big domino (which is what you would expect from Texas). 

Wouldn't want to be running for re-election in Texas if high school football was cancelled.

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On 6/26/2020 at 12:57 PM, Perspective said:

Dang, that's a whole lot of school board commissioners who won't get reelected.   B)

Just curious, districts all around the state or just the ones near metropolitan areas like Houston?   If the former, that's a pretty big domino (which is what you would expect from Texas). 

So far I saw two districts in suburban Houston.

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