Latest High school football News

$11 million settlement reached in federal suits over police shooting of girl outside football game

Oct. 01, 2023 11:59 AM EDT

An $11 million settlement has been reached in federal lawsuits over police gunfire outside a high school football game near Philadelphia in 2021 that killed an 8-year-old girl and wounded others, an attorney for the girl's family said. Attorney Michael van der Veen, a lawyer for the...

Ohio football coach whose team called 'Nazi' during game says he was forced to resign, no ill intent

Sep. 28, 2023 17:55 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school football coach says he was forced to resign by his school district and intended no harm to opposing players after he and his team repeatedly used “Nazi” as a game call in a Sept. 22 match. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, former...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 28, 2023 07:18 AM EDT

Johnson City Press. September 22, 2023. Editorial: Schools should protect students from hazing, too The topic of school security has grabbed the interest of the nation recently. Shooting after shooting in the halls of our institutions of learning have...

Ohio high school football coach resigns after team used racist, antisemitic language during a game

Sep. 26, 2023 13:27 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school football coach resigned Monday after his team used racist and antisemitic language to call out plays during a game last week. Brooklyn High School coach Tim McFarland and his players repeatedly used the word “Nazi” as a play call in a...

Man gets 70-year sentence for shooting that killed 10-year-old at high school football game

Sep. 12, 2023 09:39 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who fired several shots in the stands during a high school football playoff game, leaving a 10-year-old spectator dead and wounding two other people, has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. Alvin Wyatt, 35, of Atlantic City, had been...

Tribute paid to Kansas high school football photographer who died after accidental hit on sidelines

Sep. 10, 2023 17:07 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school football team paid tribute to their longtime photographer following her death Friday, four days after an accidental hit on the sidelines of a junior varsity game she was photographing. Linda Gregory died a few hours before Friday's game,...

A security guard was shot and wounded breaking up a fight outside a NY high school football game

Sep. 10, 2023 14:16 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A school security guard breaking up a fight in a parking lot outside a high school football game in central New York was wounded when someone fired gunshots and the guard was hit in the back of the head, Utica police said. The security guard was hospitalized in...

A football coach who got job back after Supreme Court ruled he could pray on the field has resigned

Sep. 06, 2023 18:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A high school football coach in Washington state who won his job back after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled he could pray on the field resigned Wednesday after just one game back. Assistant Bremerton High School coach Joe Kennedy made the announcement on his website,...

West Virginia governor wants lawmakers to revisit law allowing high school athletic transfers

Sep. 06, 2023 18:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he would like state lawmakers to take another look at a new law addressing high school sports transfers after several football games involved lopsided scores to start the season. Ten West Virginia high school...

Shooting at Louisiana high school football game kills student and wounds a woman, police say

Sep. 02, 2023 16:40 PM EDT

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Gunfire broke out during a high school football game on a warm late-summer evening in Louisiana, killing a 16-year old student and wounding a woman in the arm, authorities said Saturday. Police have made no arrests and investigators still don't know why the...