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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Thursday praised the work done by our nation's high school football coaches. | Photo: Keith Allison, Wikimedia Commons
November 27, 2015

Bill Belichick praises work of high school coaches

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a difficult man to please, but high school football coaches are among those that impress him most. [caption id="attachment_14713" align="alignright" width="290"] New England Patriots coach Bill Belichic...

Photo: Kevin Hoffman
November 24, 2015

Minn. doctors call for elimination of football from schools

A pair of Minnesota doctors have recommended that football be eliminated from our nation's schools, arguing that the pressure and injury risks are too great for children. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="272"] Photo: Kevin ...

November 18, 2015

ESPN awards USA Football $250K to advance player safety

ESPN is continuing its support for USA Football by donating $250,000 to advance the safety of playing football with standards rooted in the best available science on high school and youth levels through USA Football resources and programs. The financ...

November 13, 2015

Ineligible player gets Florida football team booted from playoffs

A Florida high school football team will not be allowed to participate in the playoffs because it used an ineligible player during the regular season. Orange City University High School self-reported the violation, thinking it would just have to ...

El Dorado High School Golden Hawks
November 11, 2015

Winless California HS football team makes postseason

A California high school football team that lost every game during the regular season has advanced to the playoffs, a result of the state athletic association's controversial playoff formula. [caption id="attachment_14568" align="alignleft" width=...

El Mirage Dysart running back Pedro Banda had his suspension nullified by the Appeals Committee. | Photo via
November 3, 2015

Ariz. football player suspended for pointing to sky is cleared

An Arizona high school football player suspended for pointing to the sky after a touchdown has been cleared to play by the state's athletic association. [caption id="attachment_14479" align="alignright" width="344"] El Mirage Dysart running back P...

Rams Shadowman
November 3, 2015

Shadowman, St. Louis Rams provide grants to high schools

[caption id="attachment_14466" align="alignright" width="300"] In addition to the grant, winning schools received a Shadowman tackling system.[/caption] As part of the St. Louis Rams and NFL’s commitment to enhance sports safety, during the 2015 h...

November 2, 2015

From the ground up

How one Florida school brought football to campus with the help of its basketball team For years, Tony Medina wanted to start a football program at Faith Christian Academy, a K-12 school of 600 students in Orlando, Florida, that is affiliated with...

Bremerton High School (Wash.)
October 29, 2015

Praying high school football coach placed on paid leave

A Washington high school football coach has been placed on paid leave after ignoring district orders that he not continue his postgame prayer ritual. [caption id="attachment_14320" align="alignright" width="260"] Bremerton High School (Wash.)[/cap...

October 28, 2015

Judge dismisses concussions lawsuit against Illinois athletic association

An Illinois circuit court judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit against the state's athletic association that sought new guidelines on how schools protect athletes from concussions. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of former high school fo...