Mission San Jose (CA) drops high school football program

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According to the Mercury News, Mission San Jose High School has decided to drop its entire football program.  Athletic Director Tom Thomsen told the newspaper, “It was a lack of interest with our student body. We had 12 kids signed up. We’ve had no coach apply for the position since our previous coach resigned.”

The shutdown affects the varsity, JV and freshman programs.  Thomsen sent a letter to students and parents telling them that if someone is interested in playing football this year, they can look at open enrollment schools like John F. Kennedy-Fremont or Washington-Fremont.

Mission San Jose High dropped its football program in 2002, but resumed playing a year later.

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