The National Federation of High School State Associations has released its participation numbers for the 2014-15 school year, and once again, the number of student-athletes playing 11-man football has declined.
The NFHS reports that there were 9,617 less players last season with 1,085,182 participants overall. It’s the sixth time in the last seven years that there’s been a decline in football numbers.
Texas still leads the nation with 163,998 players, which is down 2.78% since its peak in 2010.
Overall 14,154 schools fielded 11-man teams in 2014.