My son is a freshman in HS. The politics talk started at the first preseason meeting of the year. School had been in session for 3 weeks.
We blew it off thanks to some excellent advice I had read on here over the years. I did notice that it was the parents of kids who hadn't been promoted past their grade level the last couple of years. One parent even said that we didn't have to worry about politics because we were good friends with one of the starters on varsity's parents and we had an "In" with the political crowd.
It was pretty amusing but it annoyed my wife quite a bit.
Thanks again for all of the great advice on this site. It is a life saver and has reduced my stress level by a large amount. Keep up the good work guys and gals.