Originally Posted by Unassisted
This sentence surprised me.It's not just population decreases. In my hometown area of Central Ohio, voters vote down most tax levies. So many districts there have been forced to go with pay-to-play, which has cut the number of kids going out for football. Some once-strong programs there are now struggling to win 3 games a season. There are definitely fewer kids in that area playing football. It must not be that way all over the state.
I read last night that Massilion HS team in 1940 (Paul Brown coach) drew over 180,000 fans in 10 games and regularly had 2500 people at booster dinners