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Participation strong for Centennial football on first day of practice

Participation strong for Centennial football on first day of practice

New Centennial High School varsity football coach Billy Martin doesn’t like to harp on the past, and he was hired in February to make sure the program and his players don’t either.

The past is hard to forget for the Eagles, who disbanded their varsity football team last August just nine days after their first practice because a “lack of sufficient players and concern for student safety” made it a necessary decision, according to the Howard County Public School System.

Since last fall, the question of whether the Centennial varsity team would play in 2018...

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