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Concussions: The Hard-Hitting Facts

In many sports, the harder the hit, the louder the fans yell, but sometimes the outcome of a big blow isn't something to cheer about, like a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one out of every ten athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion each season.

They also estimate that 3.8 million concussions happen each year in the United States with around 70% of them going undiagnosed.

When many people think of concussions, football automatically comes to mind, but women's soccer is the second leading sport for the brain injury.

When the brain moves around inside your head and hits the walls of your skull, that's when a concussion can happen.

It doesn't always take a big blow to do the trick either. Purdue University researchers found that a series of smaller hits can have the same result.

And most happen without the athlete ever losing consciousness.

WEEK 5: Football Friday Night Highlights

WEEK 5: Football Friday Night Highlights

Here are your highlights for Week 5 of Football Friday Night:

Lincoln Co. Vs. FPD

Westfield Vs. Stratford

Perry Vs. Baldwin

Evans Vs. Warner Robins

Watch Online Friday: Dooly Co. versus Brookstone

Watch Online Friday: Dooly Co. versus Brookstone

Watch Dooly County go head to head from home while they play at Brookstone's Homecoming.

Watch the game online starting at 7:15 p.m.

Two Winless Teams Look For First Win Friday

Two Winless Teams Look For First Win Friday

Crawford and Macon County football teams go head to head Friday night.

They'll both attempt to break their losing streak this season.

Last week, Crawford County came close to winning against Strong Rock in the last 10 seconds. Strong Rock won 17-14.

 

WEEK 1: Football Friday Night Highlights

Here are the highlights from Week 1 of Football Friday Night.

Westwood Vs. Stratford

Warner Robins Vs. Veterans

Central Vs. Westside

Peach Vs. Perry

Football Friday Night Scores for August 31

Veterans - 0
Warner Robins - 29
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Bleckley Co. - 31
Hawkinsville - 0
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Northside - 45
Flowery Branch - 7
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Houston Co. - 35
Harris Co. - 23
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Upson Lee - 39
Pike Co. - 40
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Mary Persons - 23
Jackson - 24
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Central - 7
Westside - 69
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Baldwin - 33
Jefferson Co. - 14
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Turner Co. - 6
Crisp Co. - 0
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Peach Co. - 21
Perry - 14
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Washington Co. - 65
Grovetown - 14
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FPD - 38
G. Walton - 41
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Tattnall - 2
Westfield - 3

Football Friday Night | Are You Ready?

Football Friday Night | Are You Ready?

The time is here...Football Friday Night!

Are you ready for Football Friday night? 

Share your school spirit with us in photos while you're at the game!

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