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Concussions bring more scrutiny in youth football

When Lazar Franklin, who coaches youth football in the South End, heard about a game in central Massachusetts where five players sustained concussions, he could hardly contain his frustration.

“What were they thinking?” Franklin said of the coaches and officials, who did not stop the lopsided game even when the losing team could not field the required number of healthy players. “There was no reason for that game to keep going.”

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