The Deep Season: Family learns the value of community, concussion awareness through son’s injury on the football field

Teacher Lisa Bond noticed with some alarm the numerous missed calls on her phone when she got out of her meeting on the afternoon of Aug. 16, 2016. Her son, Noah, a freshman at Madison County High School, was at football practice and she was headed to pick him up when she saw the missed calls. She quickly called back and was told by the coach that Noah had suffered an accident when he was tackled during practice. Although he was only a freshman, Noah was not new to the sport, having played on the regional championship team at Madison County Middle School.