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Football, general sports participation continue to trend opposite ways in California

Good news and bad news for high school sports fans in California. The good news? There have never been more scholastic athletes participating in prep sports. The bad news? Fewer and fewer of them are choosing to chase their sporting dreams while wearing football pads.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a total of 808,557 California high school students participated in scholastic sports in the 2017-18 season, according to California Interscholastic Federation data. That’s an all-time high