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Centennial varsity football team disbanded for 2017 season

Centennial varsity football team disbanded for 2017 season

The Centennial High School varsity football team has been disbanded for the 2017 season, according to a news release from the Howard County Public School System on Friday afternoon.

The decision was made after a meeting at the school between coaches, athletics and activities manager Jean Vanderpool, school and Howard County administrators, and student athletes and parents on Thursday.

It’s an unprecedented decision regarding a Howard County varsity football team. The conclusion was made because a “lack of sufficient players and concern for student safety made this a necessary decision,” according to the release.

According the release, juniors have been granted a waiver...

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