East Hampton High School will not field a varsity football team this season.
For the second consecutive year school officials have pulled the plug on the program, citing a lack of participation. The district intends to field a junior varsity team, however, with the hopes of returning to varsity competition next season.
Athletic Director Joseph Vasile-Cozzo and the would-be varsity head coach Joe McKee met with a group of parents last month to discuss the matter.
Vasile-Cozzo said there was low turnout for summer practice, and the state dictates a minimum amount of participant for a school to field a team.
In the past Vasile-Cozzo has considered asking for permission to compete against smaller school districts or to create an East End League, but neither option has been pursued thus far.