High school football

High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries. High school football began in the late 19th century, concurrent with the start of many college football programs. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many college and high school teams played against one another.
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  • Daily News' week-by-week look at the best high school football matchups for 2019
    Los Angeles Daily News

    Daily News' week-by-week look at the best high school football matchups for 2019

    Here are the best high school football games to watch each week of the 2019 season. (All games scheduled for 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise) Week 0, Aug. 23 Sierra Canyon at Westlake This season opener has turned into a much-anticipated game. It will be the third straight season the teams have opened up against each other. Westlake won the first two meetings. Sierra Canyon has the flash, led by DJ Harvey, and Westlake has the strength up front, led by defensive lineman Victory Vaka. Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Week 1, Aug. 30 Grace Brethren at Oaks Christian This game has a little brother vs. big brother aspect to it. Oaks Christian,

  • Lawndale motivated to stay on top after memorable championship season
    Daily Breeze

    Lawndale motivated to stay on top after memorable championship season

    It was a championship season for the Lawndale football team in 2018. The Cardinals won the Ocean League title, followed by the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship, the Division 2-A SoCal Regional championship and a CIF State championship. Sixteen games and four championships. That's an impressive haul. “Memorable season, historic season,” Lawndale coach Travis Clark said. “Really proud of the kids, really happy of the way they went out. We were grinding for three years or so to get to that point, and it feels good to get to that level and accomplish that goal.” Getting to the top takes a lot of work, effort and sweat. Staying there requires the same, and that's the plan as the Cardinals

  • Scammers Target Small-Town Missouri Businesses For Their Love Of High School Football
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    Scammers Target Small-Town Missouri Businesses For Their Love Of High School Football

    Small towns love their high school football team.  So much so, that every year around this time there are scam artists who try to prey upon that pride to get money from local businesses. The scam works like this: An out-of-town printing company calls businesses saying it is printing items to promote the high school team, and asks them to be sponsors by buying an ad.  But the money doesn't go to support the team, and the items may never be printed. “It's a sports calendar of some sort. It's going to have ads around it, and a sports schedule. And I have yet to see any of these magnets or posters,” said Stevie Kearse, executive director of the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce. Kearse said even that

  • High School Football 2019
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    High School Football 2019

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  • Metro-East Lutheran takes first steps in shift to 8-man football
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Metro-East Lutheran takes first steps in shift to 8-man football

    Metro-East Lutheran takes first steps in shift to 8-man football

  • Top 10 preseason countdown and previews
    Daily Breeze

    Top 10 preseason countdown and previews

    Here are stories from each team in the Daily Breeze preseason top 10 and other notebooks. Check back all season long for more previews, notebooks and game action and recaps 1. Narbonne – Interesting season on tap for the Gauchos, with a LAUSD investigation still open, a tough nonleague schedule and a talent roster on the field. 2. Lawndale – The Cardinals were busy winning championships last season …all of the championships. How will this season play out? 3. Serra – The Cavaliers are again talented at every position, key will be staying healthy. 4. Palos Verdes – The Sea Kings have a strong senior class returning and again will be the top dog in the Bay League with eyes on making another run

  • Nashville area high school football preview: Division II players to watch, region predictions
    The Tennessean

    Nashville area high school football preview: Division II players to watch, region predictions

    3 notes to know BGA team to beat in DII-AA Battle Ground Academy finished runner-up in Division II-AA in 2018. The Wildcats should be considered the favorite under first-year coach Jonas Rodriguez. The school has a secondary with three FBS commitments — Briston Bennett (Charlotte), Garnett Hollis Jr. (Northwestern) and Antonio Stevens (Purdue). And quarterback Nick Semptimphelter is headed to Bucknell. Brentwood Academy seeks 5-peat Brentwood Academy is the favorite to win the Division II-AAA for its fifth straight state title in the largest DII classification. However, here's a team that could play spoiler: Knoxville Catholic. The Irish enters DII with numerous new faces, including defensive

  • Levi's® Stadium High School Football Series Presented by U.S. Bank Scheduled for September 6th
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    Levi's® Stadium High School Football Series Presented by U.S. Bank Scheduled for September 6th

    The Levi's® Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank returns to Santa Clara for its sixth annual installment on Friday, September 6th. The double-header will feature San Benito (CA) vs. Wilcox (CA) at 5:00 p.m. followed by Menlo-Atherton (CA) vs. Serra (San Mateo) at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in the lower bowl of Levi's Stadium will go on sale on TicketMaster.com for $25 at a later date.   Working with local high schools for the annual Levi's Stadium High School Football Series presented by U.S. Bank is just one of many ways that the 49ers Foundation through 49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank, one of its flagship programs, works to support youth football instruction

  • High school football: Calallen's Phil Danaher fourth-winningest active coach in country
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    High school football: Calallen's Phil Danaher fourth-winningest active coach in country

    Calallen opens preseason practices looking to finish their season in AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Phil Danaher will patrol the sidelines at Wildcat Stadium again this season, his 36th at Calallen. This will be Danaher's third season since moving ahead of G.A. Moore with the most wins all-time in Texas. Did you know there are three coaches in the country that have more wins than the Calallen legend? Danaher opens the season as the fourth-winningest active coach in the nation, according to a Top 25 list released by Maxpreps.com. John T. Curtis (582-64-6) extended his national record with his 27th state championship last year in his 50th season at John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, Louisiana). Curtis

  • GLORY SIGHTINGS: We need our Friday night lights
    Northwest Florida Daily News

    GLORY SIGHTINGS: We need our Friday night lights

    Friday night is special. School spirit is in the air. The lights go on at the stadium and their glow is seen across the community. Crowds pack large municipal stadiums and small high school fields. The colors are vivid, the pageantry is on full display, and the energy is palpable. Hope springs eternal as the season starts anew. I have a confession. I miss Friday nights. I played my last high school football game in Apalachicola 26 years ago, but I still miss being on the field under those lights. I don't miss Monday through Thursday though. I don't miss two-a-day practices before school started in hot and humid August weather, blocking and tackling drills, and wind sprints when you were exhausted.

  • Palo Alto Stock Falls As Management Changes Continue Under New CEO
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    Palo Alto Stock Falls As Management Changes Continue Under New CEO

    Palo Alto Networks stock fell on Friday amid a report that another senior executive is leaving the cybersecurity company, which brought in a new chief executive officer in June 2018.

  • The ripple effects of the El Paso shooting have reached high school football
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    The ripple effects of the El Paso shooting have reached high school football

    Back on the morning of August 3rd, a man with a rifle and a twisted agenda walked into a Walmart and opened fire, killing 22 people while injuring 24 others in the deadliest mass shooting of 2019. The gunman was arrested shortly after the shooting and has been charged with capital murder while the FBI is investigating the shooting further and calling it an act of domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime. While the people of El Paso look for answers and try to come together and heal, the tragedy and its ripples have captured the attention of not only every day Americans, but also lawmakers, politicians, and people in both parties hoping to make a run at the presidency. Those ripples have reached

  • Manatee County cancels high school football games
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    Manatee County cancels high school football games

    This week's wet weather is washing out some preseason high school football. Manatee County Schools have canceled tonight's games. Because these were preseason games, the district says, they will not be rescheduled.

  • Liberty High School football: Attitude and H.E.A.R.T. are keys to success
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    Liberty High School football: Attitude and H.E.A.R.T. are keys to success

    Pick up your copy of the Anderson Independent Mail or The Greenville News on Friday, Aug. 23 for our complete high school football preview of area football teams, including 2019 schedules and returning starters. LIBERTY — The motto for coach Kyle Stewart from spring practice through the summer has been to keep injuries low and interest high. In doing so, the Red Devils spent most of that working on fundamentals and the basic understanding of their philosophies. “This is a teaching period, I don't want to run kids off,” Stewart said. “I want them to come out here, have success and find their niche.” Though they haven't had many intense practices over the spring/summer, Stewart increased the intensity during

  • Marin counters state falloff in prep football participation
    Marin Independent Journal

    Marin counters state falloff in prep football participation

    Prep football participation may be down in California, but that trend doesn't appear to be playing out in Marin. According to data released Aug. 8 by the California Interscholastic Federation, participation numbers in the state for 11-man high school football decreased for the fourth consecutive year, down to 91,305. The latest figures show a 3.16% decline from 2018 (94,286) and a 12.14% drop from 2011 (103,921). “All the reports are that (participation numbers are) down, but from my perspective, we have as many as ever. San Marin looks like it has more than they have had in recent memory, Terra Linda has something like 47 players on its varsity team,” said third-year Tamalpais High School coach