Blair (California) suspends its high school football program

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After losing its first three games by a combined score of 185-3 and forfeiting its last two games, Blair High School in Pasadena has suspended its football program for the rest of the season.  According to the Pasadena Star News, the program only had 20 players on its varsity roster with seven being freshman.

Hilda Ramirez-Horvath, a spokeperson for the Pasadena Unified School District, told the newspaper, “Ultimately, the stakeholders couldn’t in good faith send the players on the football field and risk injury.  The school decided to suspend the remainder of the season and work on next season.”

Blair had lost 18 straight games on the field and 20 overall with the two forfeits this season.  In 2014, the Vikings snapped a 30-game losing streak, winning three games that year.  Blair will forfeit its remaining games this season.

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