Summary of “Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy has a football team so good, no one in its league will play it”

The best high school football team in Maryland, and maybe the nation, plays its games in a public park in Baltimore.
No one in their private-school league would play them.
“We’re going to make it no different for a kid to go to St. Frances than we are for a kid to go to any great school.” Other prep schools had big endowments and rich alumni.
The school would no longer play St. Frances in football because, officials charged, the two institutions did not share the goal of “a safe and healthy competitive environment.” A day later, Calvert Hall followed suit, citing the “Size and athletic disparity” between the teams.
Another countered in support of the boycotters: “I don’t blame ’em. St. Frances recruits grown men to play against kids.” References to the players’ “Size” and jabs about their being “Grown men” sounded racially coded to the supporters of St. Frances, whose team, like the school, is nearly all black.
The school’s coaches had wanted to play some nationally prominent football teams while remaining in league competition.
He couldn’t play football until he paid tuition, so St. Frances offered him a scholarship.
The MIAA’s Dove hopes that he and the board of directors can come to a decision soon, so that member schools can “Get back to normalcy next year without all the distraction.” The goal is to have St. Frances continue participating in other MIAA sports but let the varsity football team be independent.

The orginal article.