Illinois high school cancels 2021 high school football season after one game

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The 2021 Urbana High School football season is over.

The News-Gazette is reporting that Urbana is cancelling its final eight varsity games. First-year Urbana head coach Edmund Jones told the newspaper that his team was very young.

“Of about a 32-, 33-man roster, I probably had 18 freshmen. Of the 18 freshmen, probably 13 of them had never played football before.”

Edmund Jones via The News-Gazette

Urbana lost its season opener to Centennial 65-0.

According to a tweet from Bret Beherns, the Tigers will play a JV schedule the rest of the way.

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