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  1. Mid-way to the playoffs. 1.) Wise (5-0) - 36 years. Thats what the Pumas are scratching at. The defending back-to-back 4A champion Pumas are on a 33 game win streak and looking to become just the second team in MPSSAA history to complete a 3-peat in 4A, joining Bob Milloy's legendary Springbrook teams, who did it from '79-81. The Pumas have outscored their opponents 216-13, with 4 shutouts. They haven't given up any points on a sustained drive all season, as the two touchdowns they've given up were both 80+ yard scores, both to Calvert Hall. No #9 Flowers this year, or #24 Suitland, for that matter, but the Pumas will have two quick quizzes before their playoff march, when they host #21 Oxon Hill on 10/13, then #13 Eleanor Roosevelt the following week on 10/20. 12 different Pumas have recorded sacks, while the unit has caused 19 turnovers in 5 games. Florida St recruit AJ Lytton is a weapon offensively as a reciever, then mans the best secondary in the MPSSAA. 'Moo Moo' Oliver, who has scored 3 rushing TDs in each of the last 2 weeks, paces the Pumas running attack, while junior QB Quinton Williams has thrown for 582 yards and 10 touchdowns, against one interception, at a 62.5% completion rate. Joining Lytton on the imposing Pumas D are Demitri Morsell (Rutgers, Charlotte offers), Izzy Akojie (Old Dominion commit), junior cornerback Dennis Starks, who has 3 picks, including a game-clincher v Calvert Hall, and inside linebacker Chris Rhodes, who has 10 tackles for loss. 6'1 junior receiver/safety Isaiah Hazel adds to the Pumas potency, and has a dozen offers (Va Tech, West Virginia, U of MD among others), and is gaining even more. Coach DeLawn Parrish is in his 12th year at Wise, and has led the Pumas to a 83-11 record since 2010, culminating in a state title in three of those seasons. Now, he and the Pumas look to make history, and add their name once again to the books, this time hitting the elusive trifecta. 2.) Damascus (5-0) - They don't do vegan in Damascus. The Swarmin' Hornets, like the Pumas, are on a 33 game roll, and like the Pumas, are going for a 3-peat done only once before in their classification, with the Screamin' Eagles of Seneca Valley ('92-94) the only one to do it. Before the Hornets run, both River Hill and Franklin made back-to-back 3-peat attempts in '13 and '15, respectively. River Hill lost in the state semis to Linganore, 41-38, and the Indians lost to Dundalk in the regional final, 20-14. The Swarmin' Hornets have made a state record 19 consecutive playoff appearances, looking for the 20th to finish with a three piece. The Hornets have made the Top 25 in the Maryland High School Writers final poll 21 times in the 27 years of its existence, second to only DeMatha (27) in the state. Damascus has more top 10's than any other MPSSAA school, with 13. Damascus' 46 playoff wins rank 3rd all-time in the state, and its 9 state championships ties for 2nd most all-time, tied with Dunbar, trailing Seneca Valley by 3. Coach Eric Wallich, who follows such Hornets coaching legends as Al Thomas as Dave Makosy, has fit like a glove, with his Hornets vying for three straight, and while currently holding the 8th best win% in MPSSAA history (min. 100 games), with 109 wins and 27 losses, for a mark of .801. Wallich is 101-15 at Damascus. The Hornets have out-scored their opponents 231-30 this season, with no one coming close. They totally shut down #14 Sherwood, and routed #29 Blake. Rockville, Poolesville, and Magruder fared even worse, getting pummeled 154-6, collectively. Only top 50 opponent left is #42 Seneca Valley, who was trounced by Blake last week. Urbana transfer Gage Dickens leads the rushing attack, averaging 9.5 yards per carry, and has scored 13 TDs, in limited time and touches. Ayo Barojaiye has 7 rushing TDs, and averages 10.3 yards per carry. Those 20 TDs and 10 yards per carry couldn't have been done without the superior blocking of 6'4 277 Michael Jurgens, 6'3 235 Jordan Funk, and company. DE Brian Bresee, a transfer from Urbana, who stands at 6'5 265, is one of the nation's top recuits in the class of 2020. 3.) Walkersville (5-0) - 'Small Town, Big Dreams', thats what Walkersville is. Their Lions have fulfilled those dreams, winning the 2016 2A state championship, though a beast named Damascus is standing in the way of the pack this year. The Lions last loss was in the 2015 state championship v Patuxent, a game where they led 20-7, before losing 21-20, in the final minute. The Lions are averaging 58.6 points per game, and have outscored their 5 opponents, 293-16, this season. The Lions are coming off a thrashing of #11 Linganore, 40-10, last weekend. The Lions host #17 Oakdale on 10/27, then go to #30 Middletown on 11/3. Coach Joe Polce is in his 8th year at the helm for the Lions, and is 4 wins shy of his 100th career win, which includes 4 years at Urbana. Before the '15 runner-up finish, and state title last year, the Lions went 2-8 in '13, and 5-5 in '14. Jacob Wetzel, who had a dramatic 60 yard kick return with just over a minute to go in the final in '15 as a sophomore, and scored a TD in the final last year, is still around for his last hurrah. Wetzel ran for 187 yards on 18 carries, scoring 4 TDs v Linganore. Ty Littleton adds to the running attack, who himself had 92 yards on 20 carries, scoring a TD v Linganore. Christian Policelli, linebacker and fullback, is another Lions stalwart. Kicker Noah Skaler kicked a school record 9 XPs v Thomas Johnson.
  2. Alright now that the season is officially over, which school have/will have potential openings for football coaching positions?
  3. Former Howard Lion DT Saif Bryant lost his life in a single car accident this morning in Ellicott City Md. "Moose" was a two-year starter and a major contributor to Howard's "Da U Style" defense during his senior year in 2014. His biggest game was during the 2014 4A-North Regional Finals against Paint Branch, where he recorded 5 of Howard's 12 sacks as they won 39-7 to start their current run of 4 straight 4A-North Regional championships. Bryant, a member of Morgan St football, team, was named 1st Team Howard County, 2nd Team All Baltimore Metro and 2nd Team All State Big School teams following his senior season. Rest in peace Saif....
  4. How the College Recruiting Process Works The college athletic recruiting process is a time consuming and confusing process. It doesn’t have to be, and this is why recruiting services like UnderRecruited Preps, NCSA (Next College Student Athlete), and Be Recruited are for. Being recognized by a college coach is just one of the steps in the recruiting process. Academics and athletic ability play a big role in the athletic recruiting decisions college coaches make. Minnesota State University-Mankato Head Women’s Hockey Coach John Harrington Talks About the Recruiting Process: I think it starts out with young players being recognized. Whether the coaches go out and see them play, whether the players contact you and say “hey I'm interested and here's some of my information” and then the coaches get interested in you. I think with other coaches and hearsay it's just like “hey coach you better go see I've heard there's this good player at so and so high school that maybe you need to go and see this player play”, so it kind of starts that way. Then the coaches go out and see you. They'll want to see them play it might be an assistant coach it might be multiple assistants and the head coach but they're going to make a decision on whether they think that there's some projection there is a good college player and then at that time it's just starting the contact just seeing what their grades are. Are they a good academic student? Are they able to go to college or feel that you think they can go to college? then watching them play” Unofficial and Official visits What is an unofficial visit? Any visit by you (student-athlete) and your parents to a college campus paid for by you or your parents. The only expense you may receive from the college is three complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest. You may make as many unofficial visits as you like and may take those visits at any time. The only time you cannot talk with a coach during an unofficial visit is during a dead period. What is an official visit? Any visit to a college campus by you and your parents paid for by the college. The college may pay all or some of the following expenses: Ø Your transportation to and from the college. Ø Room and meals (three per day) while you are visiting the college; and Ø Reasonable entertainment expenses, including three complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest. You must have a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center before you can go on an official visit. I think getting out to see the schools is the first step in making sure you're academically qualified as well as athletically qualified to play at the college. How long does the recruiting process last? Remember choosing a university or college is not a 4-5-year decision. It’s a 40-50-year decision. College scholarships are very competitive. Be proactive and start the recruiting process early. Sometimes it's a shorter timeframe sometimes it's something where if they're looking at other schools it takes a lot more time. Click here to watch the full interview Create a recruiting profile via
  5. Maryland High School Football Media State Poll Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — FINAL FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 28th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week’s rank. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer. Rk. Name Record Points LW Accomplishment 1. St. Frances (12) 13-0 300 1 MIAA A champion 2. Wise 14-0 288 2 4A state champion 3. Damascus 14-0 276 3 2A state champion 4. Walkersville 11-1 263 4 2A region runner-up 5. Good Counsel 8-3 253 5 WCAC semifinalist 6. DeMatha 6-5 239 7 WCAC semifinalist 7. Landon 9-1 219 21 IAC co-champion 8. Georgetown Prep 8-2 201 24 IAC co-champion 9. Bullis 8-2 199 8 IAC third place 10. Quince Orchard 12-2 196 9 4A state runner-up 11. St. Mary’s Ryken 9-1 163 10 Independent school 12. Oakdale 9-2 158 14 2A region semifinalist 13. North Point 12-1 137 6 4A state semifinalist 14. Linganore 12-2 132 NR 3A state champion 15. Dunbar 12-1 117 NR 1A state champion 16. Fort Hill 12-2 101 13 1A state runner-up 17. Broadneck 11-1 100 11 4A region runner-up 18. Howard 12-1 93 12 4A state semifinalist 19. Calvert Hall 7-5 82 15 MIAA semifinalist 20. McDonogh 6-5 76 17 MIAA semifinalist 21. Mount St. Joseph 6-4 71 18 MIAA non-playoff 22. Archbishop Spalding 5-4 66 20 MIAA non-playoff 23. Milford Mill 12-2 39 NR 3A state runner-up 24. E. Roosevelt 9-3 36 NR 4A region runner-up 25. Flowers 10-1 29 16 4A region semifinalist Others Receiving Votes: Gilman (5-7, 25 points), Northwest (9-3, 20), Westminster (10-2, 13), Gwynn Park (11-2, 6), North Caroline (10-1, 2).
  6. Everybody is doing - or has done - their year end banquet. Post your team season recap here. Starting with Georgetown Prep: Add yours and discuss.
  7. From the Baltimore Sun: Team Baltimore Christian Carter, quarterback, Mount St. Joseph Evan Fochtman, quarterback, Archbishop Spalding Isaiah Robinson, quarterback, St. Frances Gary Brightwell, running back, St. Frances Mylique McGriff, running back, McDonogh Tyrone Roper, running back, Archbishop Curley Michael Gibson, wide receiver, Franklin Nico Rice, wide receiver, John Carroll Cameron Sullivan-Brown, wide receiver, St. Vincent Pallott B.J. Watson, wide receiver, Calvert Hall Armani Addison, athlete, Mervo Bayden Brown, athlete, Fort Hill Tariq Castro-Fields, athlete, Riverdale Baptist Trey Gross, athlete, Annapolis Jaret Patterson, athlete, St. Vincent Pallotti Andreus Price, athlete, Franklin Darrius Sample, athlete, Dundalk Devin Miller, center, Archbishop Spalding Jordan McNair, offensive line, McDonogh Dakota Davis, offensive line, Glenelg Anthony Ruffin, offensive line, Mount Saint Joseph Tavon Terry, offensive line, Mervo Melvin Kiah, offensive guard, Dunbar Stanley McCombs, offensive guard, Old Mill Ben Stoy, offensive guard, St. Mary's Devin Purvis, tight end, Old Mill Braden Atkinson, tight end, Boys' Latin Jarrett Heckert, tight end, Annapolis Area Christian Jeff Kordenbrock, punter-kicker, Calvert Hall Brock Sassler, long snapper, Boys' Latin Malik Holloway, defensive end, Douglass B'Ahmad Miller, defensive end, St. Frances Jamal Boadu, defensive end, Old Mill Mason Maker, defensive end, Reservoir Lawtez Rogers, defensive end, Roosevelt Rafiq Wahid, defensive end, Dunbar Nick Vermillion, defensive tackle, Archbishop Spalding Victor Dimukeje, defensive tackle, Boys' Latin Darrien Laboo, defensive tackle, MIlford Mill Marcel Allen, outside linebacker, Milford Mill Chrys Lane, outside linebacker, Dundalk Ahmad McCullough, outside linebacker, Mount Saint Joseph Keegan McHugh, outside linebacker, Bel Air Sam Thomas, inside linebacker, St. Frances James Patterson, inside linebacker, St. Vincent Pallotti Barry Amos, safety, Poly Michael Baker Jr., safety, Arundel Greg Benton, safety, Long Reach Tyshon Fogg, safety, Calvert Hall Darion McKenzie, safety, St. Frances Avery Thurman, safety, Dunbar Zaywhon Johnson, defensive back, Dunbar Tyson Queen, defensive back, Annapolis Bryson Craven, defensive back, Howard Jordan Swann, defensive back, St. Frances
  8. House Bill 1015, proposed by three Republican members of the state House of Representatives, would eliminate the stadiums’ ability to “prohibit persons with a valid concealed pistol license from carrying a concealed pistol in any facility or on any grounds of a facility.” Additionally, the law seeks to prohibit “any local government” from stopping folks from carrying guns into stadiums or convention centers, etc. The league doesn’t allow most bags in games, requiring fans to utilize clear plastic bags to bring items into games. It would be a stunning turn if the league suddenly allowed people to bring firearms into the stadium. And there’s the whole matter of fan safety, of course. We saw in Raiders-Chiefs that people aren’t afraid to fight in the stands of a football game following a couple of beers and a heated rivalry in a frigid night football game. Fighting in these situations is far from uncommon -- adding bullets and guns to these situations literally has deadly potential.
  9. The city owns Levi’s Stadium, taking out a bond that eventually totaled $850 million to help construct the $1.3 billion facility. In 2010, voters approved Measure J, which greenlighted borrowing for the stadium construction. Embedded in the language of Measure J, and meant to reassure a public wary of the NFL’s tendency to fleece municipalities in stadium-construction agreements, were stipulations that set forth prohibitions on the use of taxpayer money for stadium operations or maintenance. “If you want to operate as a closed proprietary entity, we might entertain an offer for the purchase of the stadium,” said Vice Mayor Teresa O’Neill. “But you were hired by a public entity and it puts upon you a certain obligation.” In contrast to last week’s council meeting, where a number of 49ers employees showed up at City Hall to berate Gilmore and the other council members, the majority of those in the audience on Tuesday were in favor of the council issuing the 30-day warning. Several of the speakers took issue with the tone of last week’s public comment, accusing the 49ers of busing in their employees as a diversionary tactic meant to distract attention from the matter at hand. Those employees were not in attendance Tuesday, and were replaced by outraged community members. “The votes gave you a mandate on Nov. 8,” said one speaker, referring to the fact that all of the council members in favor of aggressively holding the team accountable were overwhelmingly re-elected, despite opposition from well-heeled opponents whose campaigns were rumored to be financed by the team. That's right!! Hold those golddiggers accountable.
  10. After fans traded punches during the first Los Angeles Rams home games in 22 years, city officials said the team should help pay police who provide security. The lawsuit claims that providing a heavy police presence at NFL games without reimbursement from the Rams "constitutes an unlawful gift of public funds" from the city to the team. The complaint also wants a restraining order and injunction barring the city from underwriting security without payment. "The primary beneficiary of the staffing of police officers without remuneration to the Rams to perform security functions is the Rams and not the public," the taxpayers say. They cite a city ordinance stating that if an event sponsor wants "to ensure that certain types and levels of services will be provided" by the city, the sponsor must "negotiate a contract with the city to clearly define the types and levels of services requested, and to provide for payment for all services beyond the normal level of services." The City Council on Aug. 12 adopted a motion asking the LAPD to determine how much it costs to deploy officers for the games. Early estimates put the cost at $200,000 per game, or $2 million per season, which includes preseason games. That same day, four members of the council, including council President Herb Wesson, wrote Rams' owner E. Stanley Kroenke "to request that you fully fund the public safety contingent which includes members of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and California Highway Patrol among others." Significantly, the motion asks the Police Department to determine whether "deploying officers to cover football games will have an effect on response times for residents in other parts of the city."
  11. Congrats to all players selected: