D.C. high school football marred by ineligble players, blowouts and forfeits

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Once a point of pride in the city, the District of Columbia's public high school football league has been marred by a string of on-field incidents, eligibility issues and many other embarrassments, a report in the Washington City Paper says.

From not having enough players to field a complete team, to on-field brawls, to newly renovated facilities sitting empty on Friday nights, Dave McKenna writes that D.C. high school football may be reaching a new low.

"In a school system that spends a lot of time talking about reform, varsity sports remain a conspicuous example of adults letting kids down,"

READ MORE at the Washington City Paper.