High School Sports

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)
January 21, 2020 - 8:30 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham...
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January 17, 2020 - 10:55 am
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said. Paul Addis told the Detroit Free Press that a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate was settled. One student returned to school...
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Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams celebrates with fans after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
January 15, 2020 - 8:19 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davante Adams obsesses about being great. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver wasn't a five-star recruit. He wasn't the biggest, fastest or most athletic. He wasn't even a football player until late in his high school career. But the two-time Pro Bowler has worked himself...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers' Antonio Gates warms-up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Gates announced his retirement, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, following a 16-year career that saw him finish with 116 touchdowns, which is the most by a tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
January 14, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday. Gates spent his entire 16-year career with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers. His 116 touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in league...
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January 14, 2020 - 2:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The football team at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting will get a taste of what it's like to play in the Super Bowl. Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team will be stand-ins as the network tests camera angles for the live...
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In this 1984 photo, Michigan state NCAA college football head coach George Perles gets lifted on the shoulders of team members after a victory. George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the school said. He was 85. (Manny Crisostomo/Detroit Free Press via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 4:01 pm
George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 85. Perles played football at Michigan State and later was an assistant coach, head coach, athletic director and...
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In this photo provided by Mike Pettus, Central of Clay County High School's Quentin Knight (16) scores against Sardis High School during a football game in Lineville, Ala., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. At Central of Clay County High School in Alabama, small-town football is thriving. The team has helped bond two communities that were once fierce rivals, then reluctant partners, and now proud supporters of a two-time Class 5A state football champions. (Mike Pettus via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 1:45 pm
LINEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Fans are encouraged to come on the field before the football games at Central High School of Clay County and form two lines, creating a path from the back of the end zone toward midfield. From there, the Volunteers make a grand entrance, bursting through a red and blue banner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo Ohio State cheerleaders yell to fans during an NCAA football game against Florida Atlantic in Columbus, Ohio. A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
December 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oh no: A New York-based sports network has turned to the federal courts in its trademark dispute with Ohio State University over use of the letter “O.” Overtime Sports Inc., an online network focusing on high school basketball and football, has a capital O with sloping corners...
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File= This 1971 file photo shows Alexandria, Va's., T.C. Williams High School football coach Herman Boone, right, during a break at summer camp, with guard Johnny Colantuoni, (62) and John Vaughn, center. Boone, the Virginia high school football coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans,” has died. He was 84. Boone guided T.C. Williams High School to a state championship while navigating the early days of desegregation. Aly Khan Johnson, an assistant coach for Boone beginning in 1972, said the coach died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at his home In Alexandria, Va. Johnson said a funeral home operated by his wife is handling the arrangements, which are not complete. (AP Photo/File)
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December 18, 2019 - 7:37 pm
With his health declining, Herman Boone was still mapping out football strategy as if he were about to walk the sidelines one more time. “His daughter said the other night he asked for a clipboard. He started drawing plays," said Aly Khan Johnson, an assistant on Boone's staff in 1972. Boone, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, center, is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, left, during the second half of NFL football game in Denver. No piece of protective equipment has undergone as much transformation over the past decade as the helmet. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
December 18, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Football helmets are almost as old as the game itself and, by now, about as safe as they’ll ever be. The polycarbonate outer shell flexes at impact to redistribute shock, yet remains strong enough to ram a car windshield at 40 mph without cracking. The facemasks wrapped around them are space-age...
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