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  1. Youthbuild won 22-14 last night. Going for two wins in under 48 hours tomorrow afternoon. If Hedgesville WV hadn't cancelled their game tonight back when they were still called Bishop Sycamore they could have played three days in a row. Instead Hedgesville lost 64-6 to Fort Hill MD. Bet they wish they had played the adult team now.
  2. There are updates here: https://twitter.com/GregoryRicupero Apparently Youthbuild brings out the crowds:
  3. Said he felt something in one of his legs and eased up: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/10/02/michael-norman-world-championships-injury/ Incredible women's 400 today.
  4. TC Williams got a world champ (Lyles) and a women's high jump finalist (Butts). Wadeline Jonathas representing for Massachusetts, pretty amazing rise considering she didn't even win the MA state championship in 2016 and started off at a D3 college.
  5. They played on ESPN this year. Obviously they haven't done anything to deserve being in any national or regional rankings, but they are very good for a school that size--four players committed to Big Ten schools IIRC, including the #1 receiver in the country. Speaking of suspect teams in the USA Today rankings, when is Highland Springs Rab gonna find his way over here? https://virginiapreps.forums.rivals.com/search/281850/
  6. The only decent one of the Canadian programs. I think a few of their key players from last year transferred to the Scientology school in Florida but they can still put up some points. Win over Lorain last week was called early due to a fight, loss to Mentor two weeks ago was called early due to thunderstorms, those are some long trips from the Toronto area to not play a full game. Iggy, X, St. Ed's, and Elder remaining on the schedule so they may as well just join the OHSAA at this point,
  7. Went to this game tonight. Cathedral Prep won 48-14. Fort Hill simply couldn't stop their passing attack--Cathedral QB threw for five touchdowns in the first half and could have thrown five more in the second half if they had wanted. Cathedral Prep would be a smaller 2A school in Maryland (assuming you doubled their enrollment to account for the school being all-boys), which is a good reminder that it's a different world with private schools in your association. Fort Hill might put a running clock on all their remaining opponents until they are deep in the playoffs. Not quite the game or atmosphere as when Melbourne Central Catholic played there a few years ago, but I knew it would be a fun night when a fan sitting near me--thankfully not next to me--started berating one of the Fort Hill players for dropping a pass during warmups. Needless to say his disposition did not become any sunnier during the game. For those assembling their daisy chains: Cathedral Prep beat Football North 53-34 (Football North plays a bunch of the big Ohio teams) Cathedral Prep lost to St. Edward 21-14 Cathedral Prep lost to Cleveland Benedictine 45-24 (Benedictine plays Archbishop Hoban in a couple weeks) Cathedral Prep might also end up playing Imhotep (LaSalle, DeMatha and Bergen Catholic opponent) in the state championship again. Fort Hill plays Silver Oak, who lost 79-0 to Football North, if you want to add some flair to your daisy chain. Fort Hill plays Hedgesville WV next week. Hedgesville plays Martinsburg who played HD Woodson and Eastern from DC who ware both chainable to the big WCAC teams, and Academy Park PA who may end up chainable to Archbishop Wood who plays SJP So really this game may be the linchpin in settling all of this year's ranking arguments. Unless tomorrow night's Heritage (Leesburg, VA) vs. Jefferson (Shenandoah Junction, WV) game takes that honor. Jefferson played DeMatha twice in the 1970's and that totally counts.
  8. "Intersectional" games go back at least as far as Hyde Park vs. Poly Prep in Chicago in 1902. It's been all downhill for Illinois since Hyde Park's 105-0 victory that day. There were plenty of Midwest vs. Northeast games in the early 1900's and Chicago teams made trips out west prior to 1910 as well. Here is a very long article about Illinois teams and their OOS games from more than 100 years ago: https://www.ihsa.org/archive/hstoric/football_intersec.htm?NOCACHE=11:37:31 AM
  9. Chicago Hope Academy is a small Catholic school...there is also a CPL school called John Hope but I'm not sure they are fielding a team this year. Hope Academy was in the news a couple years ago when a couple of their CCL opponents forfeited rather than travel to their field due to alleged concerns about violence in their neighborhood, now they are playing an independent schedule. Regardless, it's a good win and it sounds like the hosts showed them some nice hospitality:
  10. SJC completion on fourth down is well short of the first down, IMG takes over that should wrap it up. Late hit by SJC on Boney on IMG's first play, McGruder runs it in on the next play but it's called back.
  11. Kaytron Allen 79-yard TD run on IMG's second play. 35-20 IMG. 20 carries 180 yards 2 TD for K. Allen.
  12. SJC decides to punt, Crowdus fields it brings it up a few yards to the IMG 18. SJC needs their best defensive series of the second half.
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