No. 5 large school: Tradition keeps Eureka among area's elite
LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — Zach Harrison is the first consensus five-star high school football prospect in central Ohio since linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer of Westerville South won Mr. Football and was selected USA Today defensive player of the year in 1995. Harrison, a senior defensive end at Olentangy Orange, has a similar pedigree. He is rated as the No. 4 senior recruit in the country by 247sports.com, is No. 10 in the ESPN 300 and No. 17 by Rivals.com. Some believe he fits the prototype of nine-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers of the Carolina Panthers. But the 6-foot-5, 242-pound Harrison — who clocked 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 35.9 inches — seems genuinely uninterested
Cox its YurView Louisiana, formerly known as Cox4, has announced an 11-game regular-season high school football schedule, which includes seven games featuring Baton Rouge area teams. The list of local games begins Sept. 7 with Southern Lab at University High. Other games include: West Feliciana at Live Oak, Sept. 14; University at Zachary, Sept. 28; St. Amant vs. Catholic, Oct. 5; Northeast at Dunham, Oct. 19; Central at Denham Springs, Oct. 26; and Kentwood at Southern Lab, Nov. 2. Basketball officials meeting The Baton Rouge Area Basketball Officials Association meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m., starting on Aug. 29, in the Family Christian Academy gym. These meetings are training sessions primarily
Brian Calloway previews the 2018 high school season in 8-man football. Portland St. Patrick made the state title game last year. Here is an overview of the four 8-man football programs in the Lansing area. ASHLEY Last season: 1-8, 0-7 (8th Mid-State Activities Conference) Coach: Kevin Saylor Schedule: Aug. 24 – at Au Gres-Sims Aug 30 – at Tri-Unity Christian Sept. 7 – Cedarville Sept. 13 – Mi. School for the Deaf Sept. 21 – at Fife Lakes Forest Area Sept. 28 – at Suttons Bay Oct. 5 – Bay City All Saints Oct. 12 – Marion High School Oct. 19 – Portland St. Patrick Top returners: Austin Efu (WR/DB), Justin Efu (WR/LB), Noah Drummond (OT/DT), Brennon Felton (G/DE/TE), Keagen Welch (WR/S) Top newcomers:
A look at the top high school football players in Michigan for 2018. Football is back and so is the Son of Swami... barely. You see, this summer SOS took a 14-day Baltic cruise with Mrs. SOS, the unquestioned selection as Luckiest Woman on the Face of the Earth. At great peril to himself, SOS heroically led the search and rescue team after Mrs. SOS accidentally fell overboard. Three times. She may no longer be able to handle a hip check, but she certainly is buoyant. Naturally, SOS took his crystal ball along with him and is ready to give his faithful readers a look into the 2018 season. Week 1 There are so many good matchups the first week it's crazy. Games like West Bloomfield at Birmingham
A football co-op between the two city rivals, under any terms or conditions, would be hard for a lot of alumni to stomach. “Because I think everybody revels in their tradition,” said first-year Sexton coach Johnel Davis, a 1990 Sexton grad, who spent the last 12 years as the Big Reds' defensive coordinator. What Davis understands is a grim reality: It'll never again be what it once was for either school, especially Sexton, which, thus far, has thwarted the effects of severely declining enrollment on the quality of its football. A choice must be made: Maintain tradition and independence while embracing the move to smaller-school football or team up — Sexton and Eastern — and give yourselves a chance to be what you once were, minus part of your identity.
Friday Las Lomas 12, Acalanes 7 Deer Valley 36, American Canyon 21 Campolindo 35, Marin Catholic 21 Alameda 48, College Park 40 Dougherty Valley 22, Concord 19 Dublin 21, Castro Valley 0 Encinal 41, Washington 0 Granada 47, Irvington 0 Big Valley Christian 47, Harker 20 San Ramon Valley 56, Heritage 14 Kennedy-Richmond 46, Bethel 0 Eureka 41, James Logan 20 Miramonte 32, De Anza 20 Petaluma 21, Montgomery 7 Tennyson 58, Newark Memorial 0 Northgate 28, Hercules 8 Albany 20, Oakland Military Institute 13 Piedmont 28, Justin-Siena 7 Clayton Valley Charter 38, Pittsburg 31, 2 OT San Leandro 51, Foothill 29 San Marin 46, Kennedy-Fremont 14 Moreau Catholic 48, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 26 Kelseyville
Orlando will have to fill some of the leadership role that had previously been held by the now-graduated Cody Schrader. A two-way standout at Lutheran South, Schrader led the team in rushing yards (1,778), touchdowns (28) and was second in tackles (110) despite missing time due to a concussion last fall. Life will be different without their workhorse, but the Lancers return a strong group that saw how Schrader handled his business.
Dickson County's Darian Burns had a challenge for his teammates Friday night as they stood in the tunnel before their season-opener against rival Creek Wood. “Hey, let's get a shut out,” the senior leader said. “Let's hold them to zero.” Nevermind the fact that the Cougars were coming off a one-win season in which they allowed over 40 points per game. New season, new team. And they proceeded to go out and make Burns' wish come true. The two teams presented his widow with a jersey representing both teams. Behind a bend-but-don't-break defensive effort that forced four turnovers and turned Creek Wood away three times in the red zone, Dickson County came away with a 10-0 victory – the Cougars'
Watch and then cast your vote for Indy-area's top play from opening night. Here are some of the top performers from Week 1 around Central Indiana: >> Romeir Elliott, Warren Central: Everyone's talking about how good his teammate, David Bell, is, but it was Elliott who shined brightest for Warren Central in its season opener. Elliott rushed for 150 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Warriors defeated the Center Grove Trojans, 25-17. He's committed to play in college for Southern Illinois. The Warren Central Warriors beat Center Grover 27-15. >> Charlie Spegal, New Palestine: It took all of 20 seconds for the Dragons' newest running back, a transfer from Delta High School, to
DIAMOND BAR – A social media threat of a shooter at a high school football game on Friday night caused panic as players, school officials and crowds rushed for safety, but authorities confirmed the threat was not credible. Sheriff's deputies with the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station were dispatched to Diamond Bar High School about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 after receiving a call about the threat on social media, Sgt. Tim Jimenez said. Deputies arrived and found no evidence of a credible threat at the game between Walnut High School and Diamond Bar. Brandon Dade, Walnut High School principal, posted on social media that a rumor circulated in the crowd through social media and caused the panic.