21st Straight Year: More Than 1 Million High School Boys Played Football in 2019 | CNSNews

In the fall of 2019, 1,003,524 American high school boys played 11-man tackle football, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, or NFHS.That made 2019 the 21st straight year in which at least 1 million American high school boys played football.No other sport comes close.According to annual surveys conducted by the NFHS, at least 1 million high school boys have played football in every season from 1999 through 2019.From the 1988-89 school year through the 1998-99 school year, the number of high school boys playing 11-man tackle football ranged from a low of 886,940 in the fall of 1992 to a high of 983,625 in 1998.Then, in the fall of 1999, the number climbed above a million to 1,002,734. In 2008, it hit a high of 1,112,303.In no year from 1999 to 2019 did the number of high school boys playing football drop below a million.It is indisputable: Football is America’s game.

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