BOTETOURT CO., Va. -

Those Friday Night Lights are shining again.

It's easy to forget how dangerous football can be for young athletes, and athletic trainers are taking special notice.

Yesterday the National Football League and 4,500 former NFL Players reached a nearly $750 million dollar settlement all because of head injuries.

At the high school level, the players may not be as big, run as fast or hit as hard, but head injuries are still a real concern for trainers.

Tracey Driscoll is the athletic trainer at Lord Botetourt High School.

She's been an athletic trainer for 20 years and says she pays more attention to concussions more than ever before.

Partly because of the NFL ordeal, but also because in 2011 the State of Virginia passed a law saying the Virginia High School League had to have a more standardized process to screen for concussions, especially during games.

A big component of diagnosing concussions is hearing from parents and teammates, Driscoll says it's taken some time, but a culture of concern is starting to take shape.

"I think now, seeing it in its 3rd year I get more kids saying "Hey Ms. Driscoll, look at so and so, I dont think so and so is right. And kids are more aware.  I think you have prents that are more aware which is a great thing," Driscoll said.

Driscoll also said every concussion is different, so diagnosing and treating them is tough.

But she says if there's a shadow of a doubt, a student athlete is pulled from the game, evaluated, and often times not allowed back in.   

Driscoll says slow response times during conversation, dizziness or nausea are big tells.

She added one of the scariest things about concussions: the symptoms may not take hold until 24-48 hours later.

She says that makes monitoring your kids even more important.