High School Football Player Celebrates Touchdown with Brief Prayer… and Gets Penalized for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

On Friday night, when Sam Turner caught a touchdown pass for Fort Myers High School, he celebrated with an end zone prayer — and was quickly flagged with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct:



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Kentucky High School’s Football Road Trip Included Watching an Assistant Coach Get Baptized

Last month, Kentucky’s Frankfort High School football team took a weeklong trip to Florida for a “Fall Break Football Tour.” That’s all well and good, I guess, but something weird happening on October 2.

According to their itinerary, the students had a workout on the beach at 7:00a. But the team’s Facebook page had something very different posted on it later that day:



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A Glowing Profile of a High School Football Coach Leads to Potential Lawsuit Over Church/State Violation

Last week, The Anniston Star newspaper ran a profile of Anniston High School football coach Eddie Bullock. It included this passage showing how he brought the team together after a tough loss:



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After FFRF Calls Him Out, Delaware High School Football Coach Remains on the Sideline During Team’s Postgame Prayer

Earlier this month, in a local newspaper’s article about how student-led prayers after football games were absolutely legal, there was a picture that showed — wait for it — Coach Bill Collick of Cape Henlopen High School either leading or joining his team in prayer (both of which are unconstitutional):

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the the district about the prayer and, as you might imagine, people are very upset that anyone is calling them out on their legal violations, including an opposing coach who also prays with his team:

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Alabama School District: We Totally Want to Keep Christian Prayers Before Football Games, but the Law Says We Can’t

It’s hard to believe that some public high schools still have explicitly Christian prayers before football games… and even harder to believe that no one has the knowledge or courage to report it.

But that’s what was happening in Alabama’s Piedmont City School District until the Freedom From Religion Foundation stepped in this past March:

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