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For some teams, wins mean budget deficits

Updated: December 10, 2008, 4:19 PM ET
By Patrick Dorsey | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Fort Meade (Fla.) Middle-Senior High School has a problem:

Its football team keeps winning.

Sure, it's a good problem to have in the small central Florida mining community -- a town that hardly is flush with money, according to athletic director Archie Gale, but loves its storied football team.

But every win, every extra playoff game, every trip -- and even every new player on the team -- comes at a cost.

Literally.

"A lot of people think that just ...

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