TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is HS Football Quietly Going out of Business?

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is HS Football Quietly Going out of Business?

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The numbers tell the story about HS football in this country – and you can’t believe the decline is due just because of the recent concerns about concussions.
Reports from all over are saying very similar things:
> In Ohio, traditionally a hot bed for HS football, the number of kids playing the sport there have dropped from 55,000 to 45,000 from 2008…

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