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“What will come next?” Parents discuss decision to cancel Nicolet High School football

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Parents and students met today at Nicolet High School to discuss “what will come next,” on the decision made yesterday that the school will not have a varsity football team for the upcoming season.

The school says it is due to low student participation.  There will still be a junior varsity and freshman team this season for the school.

FOX6 News spoke with some of the parents after the meeting and they said they were upset with the situation — but understand the need for it.

School officials say: It’s still trying to make arrangements for senior athletes to play this season.


  • butch

    Whats up with all these opening questions in the headlines as of late? It reads like a cheap tabloid magazine.

  • Mike

    Many programs have had “down years” for seniors and juniors. They find a way to play on. The biggest disappointment here is the ripple effect this decision has on many communities, schools, families, students and athletes. Many many things are planned around team schedules — many things beyond just “the game.” Although there may be some good reasons to “cancel” a season, there are many more, and better, reasons to find a way to get beyond cowardice and play your best with what you have. Many programs have learned many valuable life lessons by not folding. I just don’t agree with this decision by Nicolet. And to do it a week before opening game? When grandparents and relatives and others make travel plans to “be there” for games? This simply isn’t right.

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