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The poor behind the rich

The poor behind the rich

By Claire Lefton

April 6, 2015

Patrons of Twitter on March 15 may have come across an odd hashtag: #soybeanwind. What does this obscure phrase mean? Well it is really an anagram for Clemson head coach, Dabo Swinney, created by comedian John Oliver. Swinney and other NCAA coaches and executives have come under heavy scrutiny in...

PV released from football game against non-public opponent

PV released from football game against non-public opponent

By Jake Aferiat

March 27, 2015

Last season, the Pascack Valley Indians played one game against DePaul, a Catholic school, and lost 35-14. But come next season, DePaul will not have the opportunity to play Pascack Valley. It will also mark the first time in six seasons that PV will not have a non-public school on its schedule....

Former Panther part of first CFP championship

Former Panther part of first CFP championship

By Dylan Hynson

February 16, 2015

As former Panther wide receiver Jeff Greene stood in the locker room with his teammates after the Ohio State Buckeyes routed the Oregon Ducks 42-7 in the inaugural College Football Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington before a crowd of 85,689 fans, he had to want to pinch himself, if only for...

Seahawks versus Seahawks

Seahawks versus Seahawks

By Meghan Laakso & Jackie Haines

February 11, 2015

Holy infographic, Seahawks!* The Peninsula Outlook takes stock of the similarities and differences between their school's football team and the NFL legends. Spoiler alert: they have more in common than you might think. Check out their masterpiece here. -------- * - For those of us more intere...

Marauders vs. Clairton: a real nail-biter

Marauders vs. Clairton: a real nail-biter

By Jordan Rhone, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

January 26, 2015

It can be difficult to write about "the big game" in a way that's engaging and exciting to an outside audience. But Jordan Rhone at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School has done just that! What sets this story apart? The hook, for one: It began in 2006 when nine fourth-grade boys signed up for the ...

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

By Garret Brantley, Legacy High School

January 5, 2015

The last thing senior Tucker Woolsey remembered was escaping the sack in a quarterback scramble before his head smacked against the ground. A defensive lineman wrapped him up and dragged him to the ground. When he came to, he was dizzy, dazed and confused. Sports-related concussions occur more often...

Panthers dominate both sides of the ball as they beat McIntosh, 42-7

Panthers dominate both sides of the ball as they beat McIntosh, 42-7

By Jack Fletcher, Starr's Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga.

November 25, 2014

In a game that was never close after the first quarter, the Panthers improved to 17-1 in series history against their biggest rival, McIntosh, after their 42-7 victory on Friday, Oct. 10. Sophomore quarterback Stone Kasten threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns, and junior linebacker Melvin Broomfield...

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules

By Erica Cardano-Hillary, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

October 21, 2014

Despite the team’s current 6-0 record and top spot in district 25-5A, the student section hasn’t been able to win when it comes to spirit.

Loss at 100th annual football rivalry ends 13-year winning streak

Loss at 100th annual football rivalry ends 13-year winning streak

By Jessica Emerson, Texas High School

October 1, 2014

100 tears shed. 100 hearts broken. 100 fans coping. The Texas High Tigers took their first loss to Arkansas High, in 13 years, on the 100th game played. "I'm just glad I'm not a senior. I honestly want to cry. Although I know it's not my last Texas versus Arkansas game," sophomore cheer escort Ricky...

Football team beats Millard South, picks up first win of the season

Football team beats Millard South, picks up first win of the season

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School

September 17, 2014

For the Westside varsity football team, all that matters is 1-0, which is the team’s record in district games. After losing its first two games, the team picked up a 21-13 victory over ranked district opponent Millard South thanks to a gritty defensive performance that highlighted the unit’s playmaking...

Maryland football coach inducted to state’s hall of fame

Maryland football coach inducted to state’s hall of fame

By Kyle McFadden, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

February 27, 2014

Great NFL coaches: Bill Walsh, the great Vince Lombardi. College coaches? Nick Saban comes to mind. Think of a great Maryland high school football coach, you think of Rick Conner. Fresh off a state championship run that fell short in a loss to Franklin in the 3A state finals, coach Conner has been...

Freshman runningback trio stands out

Freshman runningback trio stands out

By Andrew Balazs, Gregori HS, Modesto, Calif.

February 13, 2014

The very first opening kickoff at Lanphear Stadium proved to be a special moment. Nikko Rodriguez caught the ball at the twenty- five yard line started running towards the opponent’s sideline. He saw an opening and then juked the kicker and from there it was off to the races. Rodriguez won the race by a...

New site takes college sports fans inside the huddle

New site takes college sports fans inside the huddle

By Ben Carder, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

February 3, 2014

With National Signing Day on Feb. 5, college football fans across the country are trying to get the latest information on what recruits are going to what schools. While sites such as Rivals and Scout lead the way in recruiting news, HuddlePass is hoping to provide readers  insight on all things college football. Partl...

Omaha schools take football rivalry to state championship

Omaha schools take football rivalry to state championship

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

December 12, 2013

Tonight, Westside (11-1) and Omaha North (11-1) meet in the Class A State Championship game. It will be Omaha North’s second straight trip to the title game. For Westside, it has been seven years. Both teams were unsuccessful in their previous title chances, as Omaha North fell 17-14 against Millard...

Spice up the bacon: Students should show more spirit

Spice up the bacon: Students should show more spirit

By Tyler Snell, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas

September 6, 2013

Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange, Orange, Orange! Give me a White! Give me a White! Give me a White, White, White! Yelling this saying is what gets students pumped up for football games, especially the first game of the season. It’s also about bragging rights for the most spi...