Final pleas to keep football program denied at Oxbridge

Oxbridge Academy Thunderwolves

A last ditch effort to try to save football at Oxbridge Academy, has been denied.

The school held a closed door meeting with parents and students Monday night, but the school would not budge on their decision to end the program.

Five days ago, the school announced it would not offer football going forward, because of dwindling numbers in participation and a shift in school policy away from the sport's importance

It's been a sudden fall from grace - the last three years the Thunderwolves went 30-6 and last year they lost in the state championship game.

A press statement released on Monday night from Oxbridge Academy reads:

"Approximately 70 students and parents attended tonight’s meeting to further address the reasoning behind our decision not to offer a varsity football program for the 2018-2019 season.

Although there has been an outpouring of support from the community to continue the program, the fact still remains that at this time we do not have enough players to play safely next year.

Our decision has not changed. However, a number of new suggestions were made this evening, which we are reviewing."