New Mission High School will add football and baseball to their athletics program,effective immediately.
The Roxbury based school which will soon call the old Hyde Park High it's new home,will compete at varsity level in both sports. In the past many New Mission student-athletes were members of Boston English High's football team,and baseball was non existant at the school.
The last Boston Public school to add football to my knowledge was Boston Latin Academy. It had previously been an all girls school. BLA started off playing at the junior varsity level during the 1979 season and eventually created a varsity squad that competed at the Division 4 level.
NM faces an uphill battle creating these programs basically from scratch, but based on the track record of their very successful boys & girls basketball programs that gained statewide prominence in only a few short years,I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Titans achieve success on the gridiron and diamond sooner rather than later.