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Minnesota Preseason Top 101. Eden Prairie EaglesFeared for their physical style yet loathed for their success, the Eagles are favored to become the first program to win three consecutive big-school state titles. Expect large helpings of bruising...
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2 years ago
Kentucky Preseason Top 101. St. Xavier Tigers (Louisville)After losing to Trinity by a point in last year’s 6A playoffs, the Tigers may be ready to knock their crosstown rivals from their perch atop the state. A big, experienced line and...
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2 years ago
Colorado Preseason Top 101. Valor Christian Eagles (Highlands Ranch)Despite a coaching change, there is just too much talent on the four-time defending state champions (won in three classifications) to pick against them. The offensive line features...
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2 years ago
Pennsylvania Preseason Top 101. Gateway Gators (Monroeville)Loaded with Division I athletes, Gateway is the favorite to finally capture district and Class 4A state titles. Star wideout/defensive back Montae Nicholson headlines a half dozen D-I...
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2 years ago
Oklahoma Preseason Top 101. Jenks TrojansOne of the state’s premier powerhouse programs is loaded again. The Trojans are strong on defense with a secondary that includes Steven Parker and Dylan Harding. But coach Allan Trimble’s offense...
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2 years ago
Mississippi Preseason Top 101. Brandon BulldogsBrandon returns the bulk of its Class 6A runner-up team, including junior quarterback Gardner Minshew (3,001 yards, 27 TDs). Senior defensive end Michael Brooks Jr. and junior tackle Fletcher Adams...
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2 years ago
Michigan Preseason Top 101. Cass Tech Technicians (Detroit)The Technicians could again be the deepest and most talented team in the state this fall, with several future FBS players on the roster, including linebacker/defensive back Deon Drake...
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2 years ago
Maryland/D.C. Preseason Top 101. Our Lady of Good Counsel Falcons (Olney)Coming off a fourth straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship, the Falcons will look to replace two-way standout Kendall Fuller. Good Counsel averaged...
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2 years ago
Arkansas Preseason Top 101. Har-Ber Wildcats (Springdale)Nine starters return, including heralded senior defensive lineman Josh Frazier. Offensive tackle Isaac Johnson and defensive end Jake Hall also have major college offers. Senior quarterback...
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2 years ago
Alabama Preseason Top 101. Hoover BuccaneersIt’s not exactly a bold prediction to call for the Bucs to return to the state title game — Hoover has been there every year this century with the exception of 2008. Winning the game will be...
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2 years ago
Texas Preseason Top 101. Allen EaglesThe Eagles are a solid pick to repeat as Class 5A Division I state champions. Led by sensational junior quarterback Kyler Murray, who topped 2,000 passing yards and ran for over 1,500 yards and 42 total...
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2 years ago
Ohio Preseason Top 101. St. Edward Eagles (Lakewood)Simply put, St. Edward has been as successful as any program in the state at attracting and grooming top-level players in recent years. This season, the Eagles have to replace quarterback Ryan...
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2 years ago
California Preseason Top 101. De La Salle Spartans (Concord)Coach Bob Ladoueceur has stepped down at 58, taking his 399-24-2 record to a less-stressed role of mentoring running backs. The new coach is Justin Alumbaugh, who played at De La Salle and...
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2 years ago
Georgia Preseason Top 101. Norcross Blue DevilsThe Blue Devils return 16 of 22 starters from an undefeated state championship team. They have four players with major college offers, led by defensive end Lorenzo Carter, one of the top prospects in...
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2 years ago
Florida Preseason Top 101. Miami Central RocketsMiami Central boasts the most talented roster in Florida. The defending 6A state champs return 10 on offense, including two of the top three running backs in the nation in Florida commit Dalvin Cook...
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2 years ago
2013 Virginia High School Football: Top 10 and Preview
Virginia Preseason Top 101. Ocean Lakes Dolphins (Virginia Beach)The Dolphins ended a banner 2012 season on a down note, falling in the Group AAA Division 6 championship game. That four-point loss to L.C. Bird should be plenty of motivation for...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
It’s no surprise that high school football has made multiple appearances on both the big and small screens. The sport produces enough drama, humor, heartbreak and glory to fill a thousand multiplexes. Here are some of the fictional high...
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2 years ago
The Athlon Sports High School Football Preseason Top 25, just in time for the Friday night lights across the country. As usual, Florida, Texas and California are well-represented, but there's plenty of talent from coast-to-coast and more teams...
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2 years ago
One of the great things about high school football is that many coaches stay at their schools for decades, rather than job-hopping across the land, as their college counterparts do. When they experience success, they don’t look for a higher-...
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2 years ago
American Football Coaches Association Executive Director Grant Teaff has been tackling the early signing period issue for years.“Tired is not a good descriptive word,” Teaff says of his on-again, off-again dialogue with coaches and...
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2 years ago
As debate rages over the merits of providing college football players a full “cost of attendance” scholarship to cover all of life’s needs, consider the plight of one Sally Bars.She’s now the mother of three FBS college...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The Athlon Sports 2013 High School Football Preview arrives just in time for the Friday night lights.Our premiere edition provides comprehensive coverage of all 50 states — including top 10 rankings for every state, preseason players of the..., The Athlon Sports 2013 High School Football Preview arrives just in time for the Friday night lights.
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Da'Shawn Hand is the Next Jadeveon Clowney
He has a dream, and in that dream he’s sure of only one thing.“A baby blue suit. Always a baby blue suit. No idea, but that’s what it is.”Da’Shawn Hand has had this dream for years, and while he doesn’t know...
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2 years ago
Some high schools have only one big man on campus. Others have a whole gang of future stars running the hallways. These are the 10 greatest high school classmates in sports history.Robert Nkemdiche and Austin MeadowsGrayson High School (Loganville...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Some high schools have only one big man on campus. Others have a whole gang of future stars running the hallways. These are the 10 greatest high school classmates in sports history.Robert Nkemdiche and Austin MeadowsGrayson High School (Loganville...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago

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