Illinois High School cancels varsity Football due to low turnout  

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URBANA – For a third consecutive year, there won’t be Varsity Football at Urbana High School this fall.

Urbana School District #116 made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

“After evaluating the roster numbers during this week’s practices, the decision was made that there are not enough players to safely support a varsity season,” the District wrote. “The high school will turn its focus to a JV only season. This decision was made with safety in mind, while also providing an opportunity for our student athletes to continue to develop their skills.”

Players were alerted to the cancellation Tuesday.  The announcement came just 16 days before the season was set to begin.  Teams that would have played Urbana can now find another opponent or take a forfeit win.

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