Teams from the area competed in the 4th grad Flag Football Championships last Saturday in Verona. As concerns about concussions in tackle football rise, more and more players are turning to flag football.
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Players from Cross Plains and Cottage Grove compete in the 4th Grade Flag Football Championships at Hometown USA Community Park in Verona, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Research on the long-term neurological consequences of playing football is relatively new, and the unknowns are considerable. Still, the body of research that does exist, along with a heightened national focus on the dangers of concussions, is sparking conversations about the future of football — not only for adults, but for the millions of children playing around the United States.