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Question Of The Week: Are You Excited - Or Worried - About High School Football?

Has high school football become too dangerous?


Fall is in the air, and so is that long-time staple of the Deep South: high school football.

The season is already underway for , while Aug. 30 and through the upcoming weekend. 

One southwest Atlanta high school player has been named as , and two DeKalb players have been named to .

And in Decatur.

But football has been in the news for a lot of other reasons lately, namely, concussions. So our Patch Question of the Week is, are you excited about the new high school football season? Or are you worried that the sport has become too dangerous for high school youths?

Tell us what you think about high school football in our Comments section below.

Marc Acampora August 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I think our youths have become too wussified for high school football, not the other way around. Life has risks. We have become so risk-averse that we are stifling our youth.
Jonathan Cribbs August 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Not so sure that's the case, Marc. "Real Sports" did a great feature on Steve Gleason this month, and it included doctors saying that football can significantly improve the likelihood of some getting a degenerative disease like ALS. The science on concussions, as the post suggests above, is also really, really incomplete. I played ice hockey for 10 years, and it's probably a heck of a lot safer because there's comparatively little head-to-head contact. (Though concussions aren't atypical.)

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