SAFETY FIRST: IHSAA limits full-contact football practices

Players on the Columbia City High School football team practice full-contact blocking.
Staff Writer

COLUMBIA CITY — August is here and the crack of pads echoes through the air as football practice begins for Whitley county’s three high school football teams.
This season, however, the sounds will be diminished just a bit as new IHSAA rules on contact take effect.
The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) have adopted a rule limiting full contact to two practices per week after the first game in attempt to address overall safety concerns, especially concussions.

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