Peninsula HS ends season over safety concerns

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Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes (California) has decided to end the 2015 season.

According to a story on KTLA, school officials made the decision to not play its remaining three games because of safety concerns.  Peninsula was 2-5 and reportedly had 27 players at the start of the season, and has been hit hard by injuries.

In a news release, Peninsula principal Mitzi Cress said, “We no longer believe that we can safely field a varsity team without putting the health of our remaining student-athletes in jeopardy.  Site administrators have spent the last several days conferring with our coaching staff, trainers and CIF, and have in turn reached out to our counterparts in the Bay League. To varying degrees, they are also experiencing reduced numbers in their football programs. As a result, they are understanding and supportive of the position we are in.”

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