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Green Bay seems likely to OK middle school football

7:21 AM, Jan. 28, 2013
Green Bay school officials say starting a middle school football program could help student players be safer when playing at the high school level. Here, De Pere High School players celebrate a play during a 2012 game.
Green Bay school officials say starting a middle school football program could help student players be safer when playing at the high school level. Here, De Pere High School players celebrate a play during a 2012 game.
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The Green Bay School District likely will join other area schools that run middle school football programs, starting in 2013-14.

District athletic directors say the programs help students properly train for high school teams. They say school-run programs provide students who might not be able to afford private programs equal access to play, and that school programs allow educators to tie academic performance to a student's ability to participate. The School Board will discuss today whether to adopt a middle school program.

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