Deep Run football practice Tues. Nov. 19, 2019.

Football participation rates at local high schools

The percentage of public school boys who play high school football. Participation numbers come from the VHSL, and school enrollment numbers from the Virginia Department of Education and assumes half the school is male. 

School Percentage
King William 23.4
John Marshall 23.3
Goochland 22.8
Hopewell 18.9
Petersburg 16.6
Huguenot 15.1
Thomas Jefferson 14.5
Hermitage 13.5
New Kent 13.1
Manchester 12.2
Varina 12.1
Highland Springs 12
Powhatan 12
Thomas Dale 11.9
Prince George 11.7
Patrick Henry 11.6
Atlee 11.3
Midlo 11
L.C. Bird 11
Matoaca 10.4
Clover Hill 10.2
Cosby 9.9
George Wythe 9.9
Monacan 9.3
Dinwiddie 9.3
Lee-Davis 9.2
Douglas Freeman 9.2
Henrico 9.1
Glen Allen 8.4
Armstrong 8.3
Meadowbrook 8.2
Colonial Heights 8.2
Deep Run 7.9
Mills Godwin 7.6
Hanover 6.5
James River 6.5
JR Tucker 6.4

Deep Run football practice Tues. Nov. 19, 2019.


Coach Chad Hornik has led Deep Run to an 11-0 mark and a spot in Friday’s region semifinals, despite one of the lowest football participation rates in the area.

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This is the second in a three-part series on declining participation in high school football. Part 3 will examine how talent is up in the Richmond area, even though participation is down.

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Eric Kolenich writes sports stories for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, focusing on local athletes and teams. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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