Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players.
Twin defensive tackles Carlos and Khalil Davis will take an official visit to Missouri next month, with Oregon, TCU and North Carolina State also in the picture, Carlos said, adding that Nebraska is no longer an option after it fired football coach Bo Pelini last week. But the twins’ mother says there will still be an in-home visit with the Huskers.
The toughest loss for a high school football team to endure is a setback in a state championship game. That thought was never far away from the minds of the seniors on this season’s Shawnee Mission East squad. That resolve was evident throughout the Lancers’ 33-14 victory over Hutchinson on Saturday in the Kansas Class 6A championship game.
The four finalists for the honor — given to the top football player in the Kansas City area — are all signal-callers. Rockhurst senior T.J. Green, Lee's Summit senior Drew Lock, Fort Osage junior Skylar Thompson and Bishop Miege senior Ryan Willis were named finalists Tuesday as part of a ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium's Hall of Honor.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Junior halfback Dawson Downing, who was instrumental as the Stags completed an undefeated season by knocking off Topeka Hayden 42-35 in the Kansas Class 4A Division I state championship game, is a major part of the Bishop Miege nucleus that returns next season for the five-time state champs.
With first-year coach Randy Dreiling at the helm, the Saints of St. Thomas Aquinas High School put together one of the most successful football seasons in school history and made it to the Kansas Class 5A state championship game. Although Aquinas lost to Wichita’s Bishop Carroll 39-7, Odermann saw the experience as one the Saints can easily use as a stepping stone for next year.
For the first time in school history, Bishop Miege won 13 games. Its latest triumph, a hard-fought 42-35 victory over Topeka Hayden on Saturday for the Kansas 4A Division I championship, was the fifth state title in school history, and the first since 2009.
The Shawnee Mission East Lancers beat Hutchinson 33-14 on Saturday to finish with a perfect 13-0 record and their first state football championship in school history. It was a dominating performance by SM East in the second half.
Kansas-bound quarterback Ryan Willis’ unique decision making abilities have helped him lead Bishop Miege to the Kansas Class 4A Division I state title game. The Stags will face Topeka Hayden at 1 p.m. at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka.
Oak Grove defeated John Burroughs 49-27 in the Missouri Class 3 football championship game Friday in St. Louis, claiming the first state title in program history. The Panthers finished runner-up in 1986 and 1990.