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Thu November 28, 2013

New high school football rules protect helmetless players

Oswego's football team competes against Nottingham during the Oswego's final regular season game.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

Following the tragic deaths of several high school football players across the country, the sport's rules and practices are being scrutinized. Recent rule changes are protecting helmetless players, and some coaches in the region say it's bringing common sense back to the game.

On a chilly evening, the Oswego Buccaneers varsity football team hustles down the field against the Nottingham Bulldogs, its quarterback lobbing a well placed ball to an open receiver.

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