TX High School Football Adjusting Well to 90-Minute Rule

Published 07/23 2014 02:29PM

Updated 07/23 2014 02:35PM

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MIDLAND, TX -- School districts across Texas are under the second year of a new rule to limit full-contact football practice to no more than 90 minutes per week.  The rule was implemented last year by the University Interscholastic League to minimize concussions during practice.

“You’re talking about full game-speed, full 100-percent knocking the snot out of each other type of situations,” said Todd Howey, Director of Athletics for the Midland Independent School District.

Howey said football practices at both MISD schools remain basically the same.

“They’re being prepared during the week for full-contact and they’re being prepared during the week for Friday night football games,” Howey said.

Upcoming sophomore Brandon Watts said the limited contact does not affect his play.

"I think it’s been fine because I’ve been getting better at football and I started D-line last year,” Brandon said.

“When I was in high school, we didn't know what concussion was,” Howey said.  “We all got up and just kept on playing. Now, coaches are aware of it.”

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