Dr. Steven H. Miles Boys high school football is dying in Minnesota. National studies show that the primary reason is parental and student concerns over brain damage, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The risk is real. It is found in the autopsies of high school students who die from causes other than football. The risk of CTE increases with the duration of experience in football; in pro players the risk is highest in those who start young.umn.eduDr. Steve MilesFootball is different. It, as with rugby and mixed martial arts, is built around creating the risk of head trauma on every play. Football is important; it is by far the largest collision sport that schools support.Yet participation in boys tackle football is decreasing...
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High school football: season over