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Rival rips coach of injured Pop Warner players

Says Southbridge not to blame for five concussions

SOUTHBRIDGE — An official with the local Pop Warner football program defended Wednesday the Southbridge team’s conduct during a Sept. 15 game in which five rival players between the ages of 10 and 12 suffered concussions and instead put the blame on the other team’s coach.

Reading from a prepared statement, Rob Philion, vice president of Southbridge Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer, said the rival Tantasqua coaches bore the responsibility for protecting their players.

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