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Arrowhead Football uses sensors in helmets to reduce head injury

In a recent Bottom Line Investigation CBS 58 looked at how your high school student's football helmets rate, and found some don't perform.

Since our story aired, Arrowhead High School is now the first in the state to equip its entire football team with sensored Ridell Helmets.

Greg Malling, Arrowhead's head coach teamed up with Ridell buying helmets with sensors for the entire team. The helmets detect when a player takes a hard hit, the sensor then talks to a hand held unit, puts off an alert, and shows which athlete needs to be pulled out of the game.

It's the first school in the state to have the entire football team outfitted. Coaches say it helps them get rid of risky drills, work on technique, and gives players peace of mind.

The helmets and sensors combined cost about $375. Wisconsin is one of five states in the country to have an entire team outfitted with helmets.

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