The Importance Of High School Football

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When it comes to high school football it’s a major form of entertainment. Showing how young teenage athletes interact with one another making a game play be a success. It involves students getting into the school spirit by using paint to represent school colors, throwing glitter, and/use a bullhorn when there’s a touchdown. The parents of the players are always in the front row so they can get a snapshot of their kid putting in work on the field and show parental support. Behind all the fun and support high school football gets at a home game, it’s actually an intense full contact sport that puts players at risk to high-end injuries and needs to be banned due to it being such a dangerous sport. A helmet-to-helmet collision is when two players …show more content…
Helmet-to-helmet collusions are the reason why some players are left with life time head trauma or even die. Will Benson is a perfect example, a high school quarterback in Austin, Texas who sustained a severe head injury in a helmet-to-helmet collision with another player during a football game. Two weeks later, he collapsed and died of acute subdural hematoma, known as bleeding in the brain. It was then concluded by Doctors that his head injury, perhaps caused his …show more content…
Dr. R. Dawn Comstock of the Center for Injury Research and Policy “stresses that high school sports are beneficial because it keeps young teenagers from becoming obese and encountering weight related health problems.” Dr. Williams O. Roberts, a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine is in favor of school sports programs. Roberts agrees “that there are more overuse injuries among athletes, but I am still more worried about the high rate of inactivity and obesity in children. We need more kids to do a lot more and a few kids to do a little less.” Being an athlete in high school popularity is key. It leads into gaining confidence because they’re being looked up to by others and play as a role in only school sports. Sports advocates claim that high school football is a good way to show teamwork in a positive way. Having to interact with one another to play a good game and encourage their teammates to perform

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