Lil Sho. His nickname says it all. The moniker, for those who are unaware, belongs to Jalen McCleskey and the senior from St. Paul’s (LA) put on a show during this past weekend’s Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The 5-10 and 165-pound receiver and Oklahoma State commit delivered the game-winner, an 18-yard touchdown reception from Johnny Weidmaier with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter, to give the West a thrilling victory, 7-6, over the East. Continue Reading →
Many were saying that Saturday’s Class 6A Division I state semifinal between Allen and Skyline was really the championship game.
Many felt these were the two best teams in the state.
Allen, which ended the regular season ranked #1 in the High School Football America Top 25, was facing Skyline, which finished #20 in the nation. The winner would remain in contention for our “mythical” national championship, plus punch its ticket to the state championship against Cypress Ranch (13-2) at AT&T Stadium next week.
The game didn’t disappoint as Allen, which has won the first two High School Football America national championships (sharing 2012 with co-champ John Curtis from Louisiana), rallied from a three touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter to win 52-34 before 20,000 fans. The win pushed Allen’s win streak to 42 straight victories.
The comeback was led by quarterback Kyler Murray, who earlier in the week was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year. Murray was 24-of-36 for 406 yards with five touchdowns.
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately learning about the Law or Attraction and the Power of Positive Thinking. Today, I saw a story from The Sporting News that embodies just those principles.
Jack Lenihan, a senior wide receiver from Barrington High School in Illinois, made a recruiting tape that shows a lot of creativity. Lenihan only played in one game this year, and in that game he dropped a pass. Otherwise, Jack spent a lot of time on the sidelines, which is “highlighted” in his Hudl video that you can watch above. He’s titled it “The Lenihan Factor”.
In today’s world of videos going viral, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jack Lenihan gets lots of views. Even if he doesn’t, I wanted to support him with a short story.
Colquitt County guaranteed itself a spot in the High School Football America Top 10 when the final rankings are released next Sunday. The Packers, who finished #8 in the our regular season Top 25 rankings, did so by beating Archer 28-24 Saturday night to win the Georgia AAAAAA title. Continue Reading →