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Football rosters dwindle with concussions as culprit

For the past few years, the number of high school football players around the country has dropped dramatically, the Post-Gazette reports. An annual survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations showed that more than 25,000 fewer kids played football in the U.S. last year than only four years before. About 10,000 fewer kids played last year than 2011. And nowhere is the shrinking of rosters more evident than in Western Pennsylvania high schools.

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