Dangers of High School Football

English – Composition 1302 SW2
November 7, 2011

Football Factories
For most high schools, football season is the most anticipated time of year. Devoted fans from across the city crowd the stadiums on Friday nights cheering for the win. Football Fridays give high school students something to look forward to at the end of the week; they are also a big distraction. Losing a football game, and especially a rivalry game which a community has worked hard in preparing for, hurts a school’s pride. So much effort is put into hyping the football team that sometimes football players are overwhelmed with pressure. Aside from the stress of school, football players are pressured by the community, the student body, and their coaches into over working themselves with practice on a daily basis, and trying their hardest to win that sometimes, they’re lives are put at stake.
Football is a sport which takes speed, agility, endurance, and power. Every day after school for hours at a time, football players are to run, and tackle for hours at a time in the 100 degree weather. Coaches push, and push the players to their maximum ability in order to have the best football team in the district. Without discipline, a football team would not be structured and therefore most coaches’ form of discipline is more and more intense workout. Some football players are over worked under the parching sun that the result of that has been fatal. Football players been seriously injured from heat stroke, concussions, spinal cord, and multiple injuries to the body as a result of football. Spinal cord injuries resulting from high school football have left high school students paralyzed, and have left families with an immense financial and emotional burden. Concussions are also serious injuries the result from hard hits in high school football.
Concussions are the most common injuries that result from contact football. An article in People Magazine states that “concussions will sideline at least 67,000...