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December 16, 2008 at 12:24 AM

A H.S. football fix

For those still in need of some prep football, I’ll give some updates on stories and videos from action across the country.

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1. Perhaps the most popular prep prodigy these days is Barry Sanders Jr., a freshman a Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma. Watch this touchdown run in a state semifinal and ask how far from the tree that apple fell. He backed it up with three TD runs in the state championship. And yes, I’ll repeat, he’s a freshman.

2. From highlight to lowlight. Here’s a link to video of a running back apparently racing through the snow to the endzone, until… (I recommend turning the volume on for this one)

3. Here’s a story of a prep football coach that took money from the team for his own entertainment at, well, a gentleman’s club.

4. There is some controversy in Texas, where it appears a player from Trinity of Euless intentionally blindsided a referee with a vicious hit. I guess karma was in full-effect as Trinity, ranked as one of the best teams in the country, lost to Allen H.S. in a state quarterfinal.

5. A sad story from Mississippi sees a blue-chip football recruit shoot and kill himself during a traffic stop.

6. This story — as well as some of the others — is a little dated, but after less than 24 hours of owning the nation’s longest winning streak, Maryville of Tennessee lost for the first time in 75 games.

7. Finally, I came across a video of a man being injured by a cannon used to celebrate touchdowns for Highland H.S. in Cincinnati.

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