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No varsity football team this fall in Ishpeming

There are not enough players to field a squad.
(WLUC)
Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 7:24 AM EDT
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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Ishpeming High School will not have a varsity football team this season.

A school official told TV6 Tuesday afternoon there are not enough players to field a squad. The Ishpeming Board of Education approved a plan nearly a month ago to field a team despite having nine juniors and one senior. Underclassmen would have been elevated to the varsity team to make the numbers better.

The Hematites also did not have a varsity coach named after George Niemi resigned several months ago.

Ishpeming will have a junior varsity football team this fall.

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