HIgh School Football

The Section VI Football Federation announced Monday it will delay a recent decision to return to league play—a move that would have left Buffalo teams without a league to play in.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With high schools throughout Western New York now into their fall sports schedules, some smaller districts which have historically struggled to recruit football players have turned to a different format, eight-man football, to keep their players in the game.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

An Orchard Park High School senior, with autism, has been shut out of eligibility by Section VI to play football this school year.  But the teen's family and State Senator Tim Kennedy are appealing to the State Education Commissioner to reverse that decision.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the teen is eager to play with his team this fall.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Less than a week after becoming New York’s public high school football champions, the South Park Sparks received a second homecoming celebration from the City of Buffalo. The players, coaches, and cheerleaders visited Mayor Byron Brown who declared December 2 as South Park Sparks Day. The group then traveled to Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board where they were given a hero’s welcome.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A spate of recent serious football-related injuries and fatalities, as well a $765 million payout by the NFL to over 4,500 retired players has heightened awareness around the danger of concussion.

An Attica High School football player, injured in a game Friday night, has been released from the hospital.

Another potentially serious high school football injury has shaken a local community.