PBS “Frontline” to examine high-school football safety April 12

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When it comes to football, high school is the new college. The new PBS Frontline report “Football High” examines how the stakes are rising in this sport at the high-school level, as teams and coaches reach higher than simply a victory over their crosstown rivals or a state championship. It focuses on one small but ambitious team in Arkansas as it raises questions about the impact of pro-style practice schedules and smash-mouth play on teen players’ health and safety, looking at concussions and heat-related medical problems in particular.

Frontline: Football High premieres on PBS Tuesday, April 12 at 9pm ET (check local listings).

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