Why are fewer kids playing high school football?

In Illinois, participation in football has fallen nearly 15 percent during the past 10 years — from 51,334 players in 2007 to 42,682 by the end of last year. Belleville East football coach Kris Stephens talks here about his experience with declini
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In Illinois, participation in football has fallen nearly 15 percent during the past 10 years — from 51,334 players in 2007 to 42,682 by the end of last year. Belleville East football coach Kris Stephens talks here about his experience with declini

High school football in Illinois has seen a steep decline in the past decade. Here’s why.

August 18, 2017 07:00 AM