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Death Of High School Quarterback Evan Murray Ruled An Accident

AP | Justin Block | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON, N.J. — A high school star quarterback who collapsed after taking a hit on the playing field died from massive internal bleeding cau...

HS Back's Insane Run Is Desire, Personified

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

Justice Futch's running style appears to be old school. He plows through what's in front of him and he keeps his legs moving no matter ...

Another High School Football Referee Allegedly Targeted And Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports

Following a brutal referee-targeting incident at a Texas high school earlier this month, a Tennessee high school football player has also been su...

HS Football Coach Recants Admitting To Ordering Referee Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

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How An Apple Watch Helped Save A High School Football Player's Life

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

On the morning of Sept. 8, 18-year-old Paul Houle Jr. lined up in his nose tackle position at the year's first football practice, feeling healthy and...

HS Football Player Allegedly Smears Icyhot on Opponent's Face

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports

High school football has received a lot of unwanted attention in past weeks due to the actions of a small number of players. It appears yet another in...

Texas High School Football Players Blame Coach After Tackling Referee

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

The two Texas high school football players who violently tackled a referee during a game claim that they were following their coach's orders...

High School Wide Receiver Born With One Hand Breaks School Record

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

When our favorite NFL wide receivers make one-handed catches, they're celebrated. After all, a one-handed catch is an extraordinary play in footb...

Texas High School Football Players Allege Referee Used Racial Slurs Before Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

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Texas School District Investigates After Players Hit Referee

AP | Justin Block | Posted 09.06.2015 | Sports

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and ...

Ohio Reviewing High School's Use Of Caged Live Tiger Mascot

AP | Justin Block | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The tiger cub being used to continue a high school football team's live-mascot tradition this season stays at an out-of-st...

High School Football Coach Otis Newell Fired For Appearing In Rap Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

A California high school football coach is out of a job after he appeared in a rap music video, the Los Angeles Times reported. Otis N...

Engineering a Young Athlete's Destiny -- Redshirting

Jen Cohen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

No one can predict with any degree of certainty the physical attributes of an athlete. Lineage can provide a glimpse of certain characteristics like height and body structure, of course. But there are more important factors to focus on in the development of a young athlete.

In Defense of Football

John Malik | Posted 05.24.2015 | Sports
John Malik

Yes, contact sports are dangerous. Competitive soccer, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, etc. are not without risk. But stop and think about the risk of your kid not getting to participate in a team sport.

Football Coach Wrestles Strongest Player To Inspire Team Unity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2015 | Sports

Can you guess who wins?

16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators and analysts who believed that football needed to get safer.

After His Parents' Deaths, High School Football Player Joins Coach's Family

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Christian Osterhout lost his father to ALS when he was a freshman in high school -- a traumatic event that prompted his football coach, Chris Roberts,...

5 Keys to Landing a College Football Scholarship

Kai Sato | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship

Knock to the Head: A High School Football Player's Story of Traumatic Brain Injury

Journey Bailey | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Journey Bailey

Something felt terribly wrong. At first I was just a little woozy. Five minutes later I threw up Taco Del Mar all over the locker room floor, and then had the unfortunate aim of collapsing in it. It was clear that this was unlike any concussion I had received in my past.

High Schooler Scores Touchdown With Jaw-Dropping Front Flip

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Sports

A high school quarterback wowed the crowd with a jaw-dropping play Saturday night, scoring a touchdown with a front flip over a charging opponent. ...

The Devastating Health Impact Of Concussion May Start Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

For the Ohio State community, Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy when 22-year-old football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of apparent suici...

Legendary Football Coach With Cancer Watches Team Win First State Championship

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

This football team worked hard to bring their beloved coach a season he will never forget. After more than 40 years of coaching Oak Grove High Sch...

Most High Schools Lack Full-Time Athletic Trainers To Keep Kids Safe

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports

Only 55 percent of athletes at public secondary schools have access to a full-time athletic trainer, according to the National Athletic Trainers' Asso...

Town Rallies To Help Family Of Hospitalized High School Football Player

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

When a beloved student got injured, this community came together and gave his family a big boost in his honor. Hayden Schaumburg, 16, from Watseka...

Rival School Forfeits Football Division Title To Marysville Team In Wake Of Tragic Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News

This football team knows what sportsmanship and compassion look like. Marysville-Pilchuck High School's football team was scheduled to play the Oa...