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Brimley Sidelines Varsity Football for 2016

BRIMLEY – As high school football camps open this week, one school has made the difficult choice to forego a varsity campaign in 2016.

With a concern for player safety, and having not fielded a competitive program in recent years, Brimley has dropped its varsity program, electing to support only a JV team this fall.

"It’s a tough decision to make, but when you look at student safety, player safety, it made it an easier decision,” Brimley Area Schools Superintendent Brian Reattoir said. “We have had a couple seasons where we haven’t produced a good program, a winning program, and we were trying to play those with not many upperclassmen and mostly freshmen and sophomores. So, we thought it would be better to start this next coming season with a JV program to try to rebuild back to the varsity status.”

The Bays went a combined 1-17 over the last two seasons, including going winless in 2015, and have had just one winning season (2004) since 1995.