With No Varsity Or JV Football Again This Season, Situation In Southampton Has Reached A Tipping Point - 27 East

With No Varsity Or JV Football Again This Season, Situation In Southampton Has Reached A Tipping Point

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Southampton Village Mayor speaks to the South Fork P.A.L. team that went undefeated in 2019.

Southampton Village Mayor speaks to the South Fork P.A.L. team that went undefeated in 2019.

Southampton last fielded a varsity team in 2019 but has not had one since and now doesn't have any football teams at any level.

Southampton last fielded a varsity team in 2019 but has not had one since and now doesn't have any football teams at any level. DREW BUDD

The South Fork P.A.L. team went 9-0 in 2019. Many of those fifth- and sixth-graders are now seventh- and eighth-graders who were expected to provide a strong JV team before it folded due to not having enough players.

The South Fork P.A.L. team went 9-0 in 2019. Many of those fifth- and sixth-graders are now seventh- and eighth-graders who were expected to provide a strong JV team before it folded due to not having enough players.

Southampton last fielded a varsity team in 2019 but has not had one since and now only offers a junior high team this fall.

Southampton last fielded a varsity team in 2019 but has not had one since and now only offers a junior high team this fall. DREW BUDD

The South Fork P.A.L. team went 9-0 in 2019. Many of those fifth- and sixth-graders are now seventh- and eighth-graders who were expected to provide a strong JV team before it folded due to not having enough players.

The South Fork P.A.L. team went 9-0 in 2019. Many of those fifth- and sixth-graders are now seventh- and eighth-graders who were expected to provide a strong JV team before it folded due to not having enough players.

Drew Budd on Sep 22, 2021
When the 2019 varsity season ended abruptly for Southampton’s football team because it didn’t have enough players for its season finale at Port Jefferson, school officials and coaches knew they... more

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