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New annual feature! State of high school nation

TMQ scans the world of high school football and finds a team that doesn't punt -- and wins. TMQ

Updated: November 15, 2007, 2:47 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

As high school football playoffs begin around the country, TMQ is kicking off a new annual feature: a High School Football State of the Nation column. This year, three big trends caught my attention -- two of them are worrisome, but the third is some of the best sports news I've heard in years.

TREND 1: Misuse of analgesics. In recent years, high school football players seeking an edge have swigged Red Bull and similar energy drinks, taken too many vitamins and supplements, and made ...

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