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No football for Lyle-Wishram this year


Lyle-Wishram folded their football program for 2012 after failing to meet minimum numbers of players, set by Athletic Director Tye Churchwell. “I said we needed to have 12 players to go and we only had 11 at practice,” said Churchwell.

The team had only eight players available to play in the Dufur tournament this Saturday, according to Churchwell. He was concerned that the numbers could be so low that injured players would feel pressured to play to keep eight players on the field.

Churchwell says four players from Wishram and three from Lyle are planning on going to White Salmon’s Columbia High School to play. It is a year-by-year commitment, according to Churchwell. “If we have 1...

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