Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Football

How Lexie Scott Made a Name for Herself in High School Football

By Madeline Stokell Lexie Scott is a senior at St. Francis Catholic High School in Gainesville, Florida. For years, she has defied the odds by making her way in a male-dominated sport, football. Now, she’s a kicker on the Wolve’s Varsity team. High School Illustrated talked with Lexie to see just how she got to where she is today. How …

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Living the Dream: Kendall Sheffield Looks Ahead

By Ryan Bundy | Photos by Bob Leivy Close your eyes for a minute and prepare to imagine. Imagine being a 17-year-old high school athlete, winning a state title in track. How great of a feeling would that be? Now imagine being the eighth-ranked football player in America with every college football program wanting you to play for their alma …

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Trenton Thompson: Firmly Grounded for Success

By Ryan Bundy Students trek through high school looking forward to their senior year as a capstone and celebratory year of school achievement…but the truth is…senior year is tough. It’s filled with tough decisions. It’s the year where young people ponder for countless hours just what it is they want to do with the rest of their lives. During the …

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2014 Pre-Season High School Football Poll Super 25 Rankings (Provided by USA Today)

Here are the 2014 pre-season High School Football Super 25 rankings from USA Today. 1. BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL Las Vegas, NV — 13-2-0 2. ST JOHN BOSCO HS Bellflower, CA — 16-0-0 3. ST THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL Fort Lauderdale, FL — 10-3-0 4. ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL Allen, TX — 16-0-0 5. CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Clifton, VA — 15-0-0 …

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Great Expectations: Leonard Fournette Excites LSU Fans

By Russell O. Karr And Courtney Vega | Photos By Megan Stearman There is a Dickensonian quality to the superabundant discussion about high school football standout, Leonard Fournette, and his imminent journey to Louisiana State University. Not only do the good people at St. Augustine High School offer caring words of support for their soon-to-be alumnus, the entire LSU fan …

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Inspiration & Determination: Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg

Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg to Lead Colton to State Titles in Two Sports 
and Earn Player of the Year Awards (Photos by Jerry Morse and Max Aquino) Although today the three sport athlete is becoming a dying breed, Jake Straughan of Colton High School is one of those rare student-athletes who excels in everything. While maintaining …

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Follow Your Heart – Larry Tuileta Makes School Choice After Stellar High School Career

By Joey Ramirez Photos By Kristen Collat & Jessica Homrich “People are gonna have their opinions on what people think you should be doing,” Tuileta says. “But only you know in your heart what you should be doing for yourself.” For Larry Tuileta, sports have always been about giving back, whether to his family, teammates or community. So when it …

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Arizona’s Top 5 Football Prospects

NO. 1 – CHRISTIAN KIRK — Scottsdale Saguaro, Athlete, 5-10, 195: Kirk has more than 30 Division I offers with the latest coming from Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Boise State, Florida State, Penn State and Georgia. NO. 2 – KEENAN WALKER — Scottsdale Chaparral, OL, 6-5, 270: Walker has offers from Michigan, Arizona and Arizona State, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, …

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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Florida’s Chad Thomas is Offered 150 Scholarships

Multi-talented Chad Thomas, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, has received hundreds of college scholarship offers not only for his skills on the football field, but also for his exceptional musical abilities. In addition to his skills on the field, Chad also plays a total of nine instruments. Of the football and music scholarships offered, Thomas has chosen …

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