Whither South Fork Football

A meeting of parents living in the Sag Harbor, Southampton, East Hampton, and Bridgehampton School Districts, including Ross School parents, was to have been held at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor last night to discuss the future of football on the South Fork.

“There’s a lot that needs to be talked about — a lot of schools on the East End are in trouble when it comes to [football] numbers,” Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, said during a brief conversation at Saturday’s basketball games here. “The school officials from all these districts — the athletic directors, the school boards, the superintendents, and other administrators — met last week. Now we want to hear from the parents.”

East Hampton, whose program has been on again, off again for some years now, asked not long ago if it could combine with Southampton in football, but was turned down by that district’s school board. Vas said he had reason to think Southampton’s present board might be more receptive to the idea. 

“We’re already combined when it comes to youth football, P.A.L. football,” he said.