Football’s high toll on high schoolers

East Chapel Hill has never been a football school, but first-year coach Mike Holderman, like his players, probably felt some measure of success was in reach when he arrived there last summer. He promised as much, telling The Chapel Hill News he was in this for the long haul. Holderman arrived on the coattails of a three-win season – a promising one by East Chapel Hill’s standards. But after Holderman’s 2014 team went 0-11, it was announced in June that Holderman, like his predecessor, would be leaving after just one year.

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