Link – High school teams in Washington are forfeiting rather than play school with NFL-sized talent

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“With the latest opponent forfeiture, this one coming Wednesday by Granite Falls High, the Wildcats will move to 6-0, with their last three victories occurring without even having to play a down.

The reason? The Wildcats are just too huge.

Archbishop Murphy has six players who weight at least 250 pounds and three who weigh at least 300 pounds, according to CBS News.”

With what we are learning bout head injuries and the long-term effects of concussions, would you let your 5 foot 6 inch, 120 pound freshman be on the same field with, and getting hit by, a 300-pound 18 year old man? I think there’s a legitimate safety issue there, and apparently so do a lot of other people.

Where does the future of football stand if a lot more parents start pulling their kids from getting hit by bigger kids like this? I guess we’re about to find out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/10/06/high-school-teams-in-washington-are-forfeiting-rather-than-playing-school-with-nfl-sized-players/

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