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Kansas high school football teams tackle first practices

Monday was the first day high school fall sports teams in Kansas could practice and Class 5A football defending state champion Mill Valley was among the teams hitting the field. Coach Joel Applebee has just six returning starters from last year's title team, but he has 23 seniors on his roster who want to duplicate last year's success.

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Shea Rush, JaRon's son, will do what his father wasn't able to do

Shea was two months old when Roy Williams, then the coach at Kansas, pulled a scholarship offer for JaRon, then one of the nation's top recruits. JaRon and Williams haven't spoken in the 18 years since, and each say they regret how that ended. Now, Shea will play for Williams at North Carolina. (Video by Monty Davis and Sam Mellinger, Rush photos courtesy of Stephen Rock.)

Videos

Mill Valley celebrates football state title

Mill Valley defeated Goddard 35-34 in double overtime for the Kansas Class 5A football
Sam McDowell The Kansas City Star
Mill Valley celebrates football state title 0:42

Mill Valley celebrates football state title

Bishop Miege football players and fans celebrate winning the state championship 0:44

Bishop Miege football players and fans celebrate winning the state championship

Harrisonville celebrates Missouri Class 4 football title 1:31

Harrisonville celebrates Missouri Class 4 football title

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