Report: Manassas Park High Won't Have Varsity Football This Year

No varsity Friday night lights for the city's one and only high school. Looks like fans will have to wait for the other football—soccer.

MANASSAS PARK, VA — The small city's one and only high school will forgo a varsity football this year and will play a junior varsity football schedule because less than 20 players were showing up for practices, according to WTOP and Associated Press reports.

Manassas Park High School's principal shared the news with parents earlier this week. Meanwhile, a similar situation unfolded in a nearby school division. Park View High School in Sterling also won't have a varsity football program this school year, according to reports. Only 18 players showed up for tryouts for the Loudoun County team, known as the Patriots. The decline may be attributed to concerns about injuries and costs of equipment, reports show.

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