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Iowa High School Athletic Association
Jury awards injured high school football player nearly $1M

A former Iowa high school football player who suffered a serious head injury during practice has been awarded almost $1 million in a negligence case against the district and a school nurse. Kacey Strough, 18, had a pre-existing condition known as "cavernous malformation," or abnormally formed blood vessels in his brain. He sustained a concussion in October 2012 that aggravated this, but his attorney claimed Strough was allowed to continue practicing and playing for the Bedford High School football team despite having visited a school nurse. The lawyer said this prompted his vessels to bleed and ultimately led to severe debilitations he still endures. Following a weeklong trial,...