Youth Football Teams Want Second Chance

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wichita youth football players and coaches are asking for a second chance from the city.

Members of four teams want to be accepted back into the Parks and Recreation's Greater Wichita Football League. The teams broke away about two years ago to start their own league, but realized they couldn't make it on their own. The teams include the Cowboys, Aztecs, Colts and Warriors.

Today the director of the league said the city won't let them come back. He spoke to the city council asking for help. The coaches and players said without football the boys may get into trouble.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Doug Kupper said the GWFL set up rules and will only allow 15 teams to participate. The league made the rules because of the amount of games each season. Kupper says when you have hundreds of games each fall, it ruins the fields. He does say the kids are welcome to play in the league, but they might not stay on the same team they're used to.

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