SEHS cancels football because Coach can’t find enough students who want brain damage

The RegisterGuard has the good news here:

South Eugene High will not field a football team this fall, the school announced Friday via email and a message posted to the ParentVUE website run by the Eugene 4J School District.

A lack of student participation in football will prevent the Axe from bringing back a team Monday, the first day OSAA-sponsored fall sports are allowed to report for practice.

“It’s a hard thing to put into words,” South Eugene football coach Kenny Koberstein said. “There are a lot of things to consider, but number one is that we want to have a football team but we just don’t have the numbers.

“Everybody’s really disappointed. Nobody wanted this to happen.”

Actually it seems everybody got exactly what they want, except Coach Koberstein and the 19 kids who did sign up.

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3 Responses to SEHS cancels football because Coach can’t find enough students who want brain damage

  1. Dog says:

    This is good news, and I think this will start to happen in other places – the risks of high school football to me, clearly outweigh
    the benefits. these are kids, not over the age of 18, and in general,
    deserve better protection than our society allows for.

  2. thedude says:

    Instead they’re getting brain damage on the local mountain bike team which has gone from 10 members before Covid19 to over 50 now.

  3. Spike says:

    Why does 4j persist in funding all the equipment, stadiums, coaches etc for an expensive, dangerous, unpopular sport while refusing to fund so many other safe, cheaper and more safe student activities?

  4. Old Gray Mare says:

    The real tragedy was the loss of pétanque.

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