In what has to be classified as a surprise, Hancock High School students will have the opportunity to participate in high school football this fall.

Hancock was approached by Bishop DuBourg High School in south St. Louis city with a dilemma they have encountered, a lack of boys participating in football. According to Bishop DuBourg’s administration, nearly half of their football program will graduate in 2016, leaving a gaping hole in the football program. A storied program, their options were limited, find a way to get more players or see the program possibly disappear. It was at this point the idea of a cooperative sponsorship became possible.

Hancock students take a bus to Bishop DuBourg each day after school to practice and that bus returns those students to Hancock when their practice is over. This endeavor has provided an opportunity for young men who would not be participating in any sport to find their place on the gridiron.

For more information please visit the Bishop DuBourg athletics website at Bishop DuBourg Athletics

Hancock Place School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. Hancock Place School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

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