The 2009 Abilene High School Eagles hold their championship trophy and celebrate in the aftermath of their 28-17 victory over the Katy High School Tigers. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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High Schools Battle For More Than Football Title

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Texas High School Football Titans Ready For Clash

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Football Recruits, Families Face Fierce Rush

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The Massillon marching band goes wild during the big game. David Deal for NPR hide caption

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In Massillon, High School Football Is 'Who We Are'

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Halftime Is A Warm-Up Act For Marching Bands

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George Visger, 51, has severe short-term-memory loss due to multiple head injuries experienced while playing football. Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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A Brain Battered By Football

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Football Blowouts: The Art To Winning Big

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Umpire Gilbert signals a score. He has been a high school football official for the past 20 years. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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High School Football Refs: Ghosts Of The Gridiron

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Head Coach Sean Berner gives a pep talk to members of the Falcons football team of Fort Campbell High School in Kentucky. Courtesy of Kim Williams hide caption

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Touchdowns And Triumphs For Military Students

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Exchange Students Tackle Football, English In Oregon

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Young Polynesians Make A Life Out Of Football

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Faith Helps Team Stay In Big-School Football

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Do Random Tests Keep Teen Athletes Off Steroids?

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Emotional Game Honors Slain Coach In Iowa

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Football, Grief And Resolve At Iowa High School

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Prep Football Players Grit Through 'Basic Training'

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New Series To Chronicle High School Football

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At Rye High School in New York, the end-of-game ritual is to jump into a brook. NPR wants to see photos and videos of high school football rituals where you live. clyatt.jasper via Flickr hide caption

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