For the first time in school history, Northport Junior High School plans to field a football team this fall. That is, if enough funding can be raised to purchase equipment.
A meeting to discuss the junior high and high school football programs will be held Monday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at Northport School, according to NHS football coach, Shane Fox.
â€śIt will be an informational meeting,â€ť Fox said. â€śWe want to talk about the varsity and junior high football programs and some of the fund-raisers we have planned to raise money (for junior high football).â€ť
Fox reminds all prospective football playersâ€”high school and junior high alikeâ€”that an annual physical must be completed to practice.
Northport needs to play junior high school football to have a better chance of being competitive in the Northeast 1B and against the likes of state power Cusick.
â€śWe have a good group of seventh and eighth-graders who want to play,â€ť added Fox, who will likely coach the junior high football team. â€śWe canâ€™t have eighth-graders playing varsity football against teams like Cusick. Thatâ€™s how you get kids hurt and how they lose interest.â€ť
If you would like to help, call Northport Athletic Director Eric Stark (675-1458), Highway 25 North, Lot no. 2, Northport, WA 99157, or Fox (680-5298), 640 Highland Loop Road, Kettle Falls, WA 99141. Please make checks payable to the Northport School District.