On the opening day of football practice last week at Tumwater High School, players pass by a row of Riddell SpeedFlex helmets that are designed to provide better protection. The Seattle Seahawks and United HealthCare presented the team with 25 of the concussion-tested helmets in May. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
On the opening day of football practice last week at Tumwater High School, players pass by a row of Riddell SpeedFlex helmets that are designed to provide better protection. The Seattle Seahawks and United HealthCare presented the team with 25 of the concussion-tested helmets in May. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

High school football participation is down nationally. Is that happening here?

August 20, 2017 07:15 AM

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