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A Game On the Wane
Grant Wahl
November 16, 1998
From 1990 to '97, interest in high school football across the U.S., defined as the percentage of male students who played the game, declined from 15.1% to 13.5%, according to statistics gathered on both state and national levels. Interest decreased in 39 states, leaving no region unaffected.
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November 16, 1998

A Game On The Wane

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From 1990 to '97, interest in high school football across the U.S., defined as the percentage of male students who played the game, declined from 15.1% to 13.5%, according to statistics gathered on both state and national levels. Interest decreased in 39 states, leaving no region unaffected.

[Grey Square]States that have suffered a decline in interest.
[Light Brown Square]States that have not suffered a decline.

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