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Fewer played Mass. high school football in 2011

For the fifth straight year, participation in football across the state has dropped. Last fall, 19,865 students played the game, according to a survey released by the MIAA last week. It’s also the first time since 2002 that the number has dropped below 20,000.

With increased concern over concussions, could the drop in numbers be attributed to parents steering their sons away from football?

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