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9 Players Take Head Blows, High School Forfeits Game

4 players showed signs of concussion; opposing coach says they were 'outmatched'

(Newser) - A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. The coach of the Ecole L'Odyssee Olympiens says he had no choice after four members of the team in New Brunswick showed symptoms of concussion, including vomiting. "We had... More »

High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests

NJ superintendent defends decision for blood, urine screening for dozens

(Newser) - A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP . In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that... More »

Football Team Needed a Player, and a 5-Foot-2 Girl Stepped Up

ESPN profiles rural Texas team, but not with the ending you might expect

(Newser) - ESPN has a lengthy feature on a high school football team in Texas, but Friday Night Lights this isn't. The story is about a team in tiny Harrold, Texas, where the schools are so small they play a six-man version of the game on a shorter field. Players... More »

Football Player Gets Probation in Brutal Locker Room Assault

John Howard gets 3 years of probation and 300 hours of community service

(Newser) - An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town, the AP reports. According to the Times-News... More »

Parents Riled by Banner Recalling Indians' Brutal Treatment

The offending banner was held up during high-school football game

(Newser) - Some Ohio parents say they want to know how a banner recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans showed up at a high school football game, the AP reports. According to WHIO and WCMH , some Greenfield-McClain High School cheerleaders held up the questionable banner for a Friday night... More »

High School Apologizes for 'Hitler' Football Play

Conn. team ran onto field yelling 'Hitler' with their fingers over their top lips

(Newser) - The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays "Hitler." The AP reports Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. He called the designation offensive and said the practice has been stopped. A Trumbull mother tells... More »

Collision on Sidelines of Football Game Kills Retired Teacher

Traumatic brain injury claims math teacher of 31 years

(Newser) - Over the course of 31 years, Scranton Prep math teacher Tony Cantafio became known as "Taps" for his devoted work on the sidelines of football, baseball, and basketball games keeping score and stats for the players. Perhaps he died doing what he loved, then, as he suffered a traumatic... More »

High School Football Team Is So Big, Others Won't Play

Rivals are forfeiting against Archbishop Murphy in Washington state

(Newser) - After crushing the opposition by a combined total of 170-0 in its first three games of the season, Archbishop Murphy High School in Washington state won the next three games when their opponents forfeited out of fear of literally being crushed. The Everett high school is a private Catholic institution,... More »

Accusations of 'Offensive' Touching Rock Oregon Football Team

High schoolers allegedly hazed 11 freshmen

(Newser) - An off-season training camp was meant to strengthen Oregon's Philomath High School football team. Instead, an incident of "aggravated hazing" has turned the team upside down. Juvenile delinquency petitions will be filed against six players, aged 15 to 17, after a July incident involving 11 freshmen at the... More »

Guy Beaten in Chicken Costume Awarded $10.5M

He was piled on at high school pep rally

(Newser) - A California man whose life was forever altered by donning a chicken suit for a high school pep rally has been awarded a lot more than chicken scratch in a lawsuit against Kern High School District. Mitch Carter was a 17-year-old student at Bakersfield High School in 2010 when he... More »

Texas Town Spending $63M on High-School Football Stadium

It will be the most expensive high-school stadium in the country

(Newser) - How much do Texans love football? Nearly two-thirds of voters in McKinney, Texas, just voted to spend $62.8 million on a new high-school football stadium. Fox News reports it will be the most expensive high-school stadium in the country. "We're visionaries," the Dallas Morning News quotes... More »

Teen Who Flashed Genitals in Yearbook Is Off the Hook

Hunter Osborn, 19, lucks out after scandalous photo

(Newser) - Hunter Osborn probably won't feel like pulling any pranks in the near future, but it looks like he's off the hook for his last one. The 19-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., was hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure over the weekend, plus... More »

Teen Charged After Flashing Genitals in Yearbook Prank

Arizona's Hunter Osborn hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure

(Newser) - A 19-year-old high school football player in Mesa, Ariz., has been hit with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after school officials discovered he had flashed his genitals in a yearbook photo, CBS News reports. Hunter Osborn also has a felony charge of furnishing harmful items to minors after he... More »

School Football Coach on Leave for Praying

District says practice threatens students' constitutional rights

(Newser) - The coach of a Washington state high school football team who prayed at games despite orders from the school district to stop has been placed on paid administrative. Bremerton School District officials said in a statement late Wednesday that assistant football coach Joe Kennedy's leave was necessitated because of... More »

Another High School Football Player Is Dead

Andre Smith, 17, died Friday after taking a hit on the last play of a game

(Newser) - Another high school football player—17-year-old senior Andre Smith of Chicago's Bogan High School—has died following an on-field injury, the Chicago Tribune reports. Andre's stepfather, Dwayne Smith, tells the paper he heard Andre was hit on the last play of a game on Thursday, complained of a... More »

Texas High School Football Player Collapses at Game, Dies

Community in Alto mourns Cam'ron Matthews, 6th player to die this season in US

(Newser) - The Alto Yellowjackets high school football team and an entire Texas community are mourning the death of one of their own. The Alto superintendent confirmed that Cam'ron Matthews died Saturday after collapsing during a Friday night game, KLTV reports—making the junior the sixth high school football player to... More »

High Schooler Dies After Football Injury

Kenny Bui was hurt on Friday

(Newser) - A Seattle high school football player who was injured during a game last week has died. Highline Public Schools spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers says Kenny Bui died late Monday morning. Bui was injured during the fourth quarter on Friday. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he... More »

High School QB Died of Internal Bleeding

New Jersey teen suffered lacerated spleen during game

(Newser) - A New Jersey teen died during a football game Friday night, and now the medical examiner has determined the cause. An autopsy found that Warren Hills quarterback Evan Murray died from a lacerated spleen, the Morris County medical examiner says, partly because the 17-year-old had an abnormally large organ that... More »

High School Quarterback Dies After Injury in Game

17-year-old took a hit and was able to walk off the field

(Newser) - A star high school athlete is dead in New Jersey after being injured in a football game last night, reports Lehigh Valley Live . It's not clear exactly what happened to Evan Murray, the quarterback for Warren Hills Regional High School. Witnesses say the 17-year-old took a hit but walked... More »

440-Pound Teen May Be Biggest Football Player Ever

Like in the NFL and the world, not just in high school

(Newser) - When he was in sixth grade, John Krahn was 6 feet tall, and by the time he started high school, he had sprouted up to 6-foot-5. Now the senior football player for Southern California's Martin Luther King High School is a tremendous 7 feet tall and weighs 440 pounds,... More »

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