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Linebacker Danny Holton, rushing the punter in last month’s Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game at Levi’s Stadium, is a big believer in the rugby-style tackling Mountain View High implemented his senior year. He called it “a genius way to tackle.”
The Mountain View High football team didn’t set records for wins, yards or touchdowns, but 2015 was the Spartans’ most successful season in the statistical category that matters more – concussions.
The varsity squad didn’t sustain a single concussion, according to head coach Shelley Smith. In his 16 years coaching football, Smith said it was the first concussion-free team he’s ever had.