Imagine if high school football did not exist. However, a group of gridiron enthusiasts was trying to convince school boards that football should be supported for the good of the children and the district.
They explain the sport requires lots of student-athletes to comprise a team and the mandatory safety equipment to prevent broken bones and concussions is expensive.
And, by the way, the town’s ambulance should be on standby at every game. If this hypothetical example was the case today, football wouldn’t stand a chance of becoming a mainstream, school-sponsored sport.
A situation is playing out with a different high school sport which is trying to gain traction; clay target shooting.
Currently, only one local school district has a clay target shooting team, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District. This team sport was recently approved by the school board members - unanimously.