Early End to the Football Season Keeps Students Safe

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Early End to the Football Season Keeps Students Safe

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Taft cancelled the football game on Friday, October 26th due to injuries. 6 players were lost due to grades, (5 of which were linemen), and 3 players were lost due to injuries and concussions, leaving us only 17 active players. That leaves just 3 linemen on the field, not enough to keep the team safe during gameplay. The game, originally against Birmingham Charter High School would have been the 9th game of the season, with Taft heading into the game 0-8.

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The choice to cancel the game came down to the safety of the players, and with so many injuries the bench was lacking the bodies to move forward.

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While the premature ending to Taft’s football program was sad to see, it was necessary to keep the players safe.