RATING CHART: Football helmet safety

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 24 at 3:34 PM

KREM 2’s Whitney Ward began the investigation four months ago by requesting safety records from more than 100 school districts in the area. Ward requested information on the helmets the schools used during football season. Most schools appear more than once on this chart because they use a variety of helmets.

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5 STARS: Best Available
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Riddell 360 Chewlah
    Freeman
    Lake Pend Oreille (Clark Fork)
    Liberty
    Soap Lake
    Spokane
     
Rawlings Quantum Plus  N/A
     
Xenith X2 Dayton
    Lake Pend Oreille (Sandpoint)
     
Xenith

X2 (3 star rating before 2013)

Asotin
    Coeur d'Alene
    Mead
     
Riddell Rev. Speed Almira
    Asotin
    Brewster
    Bridgeport
    Cheney
    Chewelah
    Clark Fork
    Clarkston
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colville
    Coulee Hartline
    Curlew
    Cusick
    Davenport
    Dayton
    Deer Park
    East Valley
    Ephrata
    Freeman
    Gonzaga Prep
    Grand Coulee
    Kellogg
    Lake Pend Oreille (Clark Fork)
    Liberty
    Lind-Ritzville Sprague
    Mead
    Methow Valley
    Moses Lake
    Mt. Spokane
    Nine Mile
    Northwest Christian
    Okanogan
    Oroville
    Plummer
    Pomeroy
    Post Falls
    Potlatch
    Priest River Lamanna
    Pullman
    Riverside
    Soap Lake
    Spokane
    Troy
    Washtucna/Kahl/LaC.
    Wellpinit
    West Bonner
    Wilbur

 

 

4 STARS: Very Good
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Schutt IOD 4D                                Cheney
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colton
    Kamiah
    Methow Valley
    Nine Mile
    Okanogan
    Pomeroy
    Pullman
    Troy
    Spokane
     
Rawlings Impulse  N/A
     
Xenith X1 Almira
    Coeur d'Alene
    Coulee-Hartline
    Lewsiston
    Spokane
     
Riddell  Revolution Asotin
    Bewster
    Bridgeport
    Central Valley
    Cheney
    Chewelah
    Clarkston
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colton
    Colville
    Curlew
    Cusick
    Davenport
    Dayton
    Deary
    Deer Park
    East Valley
    Ephrata
    Freeman
    Gonzaga Prep
    Grand Coulee
    Kamiah
    Kellogg
    Kettle Falls
    Lake Pend Oreille (Clark Fork)
    Lewiston
    Liberty
    Lind Ritzville Sprague
    Mary Walker
    Mead
    Methow Valley
    Moscow
    Mt. Spokane
    Mullan
    Nine Mile
    Okanogan
    Oroville
    Othello
    Potlatch
    Priest River Lamanna
    Pullman
    Quincy
    Riverside
    Rosalia
    Selkirk
    Spokane
    St. Maries
    Tonasket
    Washtucna/Kahl/LaC.
    Wellpinit
    West Bonner
    Wilbur
     
Rawlings Quantum Almira
    Coulee-Hartline
    Ephrata
    Gonzaga Prep
    Harrington
    Lewiston
    Medical Lake
    Moses Lake
    Northwest Christian
    Orofino
    Pullman
     
Schutt Vengeance Central Valley
    Coeur d'Alene
    Freeman
    Mead
    Moses Lake
    Orofino
    Othello
    Post Falls
     
Riddell Revolution IQ Cheney
    Chewelah
    Grand Coulee
    Liberty
    Nine Mile
    Spokane

 

3 STARS: Good
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Schutt     Air XP                                Asotin
    Central Valley
    Cheney
    Clearwater Valley
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colton
    Coulee-Hartline-Almira
    Davenport
    Grangeville
    Kamiah
    Kellogg
    Lewiston
    Mead
    Quincy
    Oakesdale
    Othello
    Republic
    Spokane
    St. John-Endicott
    Tonasket
    Wahluke
    Wallace
     
Schutt DNA Pro+ Bonners Ferry
    Brewster
    Central Valley
    Cheney
    Clearwater Valley
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colton
    Cottonwood
    Cusick
    Grangeville
    Kamiah
    Methow Valey
    Moscow
    Quincy
    Rosalia
    St. Maries 
    Spokane
    Troy
    Wahluke
    Wallace
     
Schutt DNA Almira
    Asotin
    Brewster
    Central Valley
    Cheney
    Chewelah
    Clarkston
    Clearwater Valley
    Coeur d'Alene
    Colton
    Columbia
    Cusick
    Davenport
    Deary
    East Valley
    Ephrata
    Freeman
    Garfield-Palouse
    Gonzaga Prep
    Grand Coulee
    Grangeville
    Kamiah
    Kellogg
    Kendrick
    Kettle Falls
    Kootenai
    Lake Pend Orielle (Clark Fork)
    Lewiston
    Lind Ritzville Sprague
    Mead
    Medical Lake
    Moscow
    Mullan
    Nine Mile Falls
    Northport
    Oakesdale
    Okanogan
    Omak
    Othello
    Plummer
    Pomeroy
    Priest River Lamanna
    Pullman
    Reardan
    Republic
    St. John-Endicott
    St. Maries
    Spokane
    Tonasket
    Troy
    Wallace
    Wahluke
    Washtucna/Kahl/LaC.
    Wellpinit
    West Bonner
    West Valley
     
Schutt Air XP Ultralite  N/A

 

 

2 STARS: Adequate
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Schutt     Air Advantage     Almira
    Asotin
    Bridgeport
    Cheney
    Clarkston
    Coeur d'Alene
    Coulee-Hartline
    Cusick
    Deary
    East Valley
    Freeman
    Kendrick
    Kettle Falls
    Kootenai
    Lind Ritzcille Sprague
    Mead
    Medical Lake
    Moscow
    Mullan
    Nine Mile
    Oakesdale
    Othello
    Plummer
    Pullman
    Quincy
    Spokane
    Troy
    Wahluke
    Wellpinit

 

1 STAR: Marginal
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Riddell VSR4               Asotin
    East Valley
    Freeman                 
    Kettle Falls
    Spokane

 

Not Recommended
BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Adams A2000 Pro Elite              Kootenai
    Spokane
    Wahluke            

 

 

Untested

Some schools also use youth helmets. However, youth helmets are not tested by Virginia Tech.

BRAND MODEL HIGH SCHOOL
Schutt PA II              Asotin
    Moscow
    Mt. Spokane 
     
Schutt Air Pro East Valley
    Grangeville
    West Valley
     
Schutt Recruit Hybrid Othello
     
 N/A Gride Elite Spokane

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