Colorado high school football championships scouting report

A breakdown of each of the Colorado high school football championship games in Class 3A, 4A and 5A to be played this weekend at the ThunderBowl at CSU-Pueblo.

Class 5A

No. 1 Cherry Creek (8-0) vs. No. 2 Valor Christian (7-0)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Last meeting: Valor Christian 24, Cherry Creek 14, on Dec. 1, 2018

Passing leaders: Creek —  Julian Hammond III, Sr., 105-of-153 passing for 1,373 yards, 19 TDs and 5 INTs. Valor — Sean McNair, Sr., 57-88-790, 6 TDs, 1 INT.

Rushing leaders: Creek —  James Walker II, Sr., 108 carries, 1,010 yards, 11 TDs. Valor — Gavin Sawchuk, Jr., 108-1,086, 17 TDs; Zachary Wiley, Jr., 61-413, 9 TDs.

Receiving leaders: Creek — Chase Penry, Sr., 45 catches, 648 yards, 8 TDs; Gunnar Helm, Sr., 28-367, 7 TDs. Valor — Tyler Larson, Sr., 14-381, 2 TDs.

Defensive leaders: Creek —

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High school football playoff predictions for Orlando area games

Four of seven FHSAA football playoff games will be played locally Friday night, including an Orange vs. Seminole County matchup featuring teams ranked in the Sentinel Super 16.

a man playing a game of baseball: Seminole High's Demari Henderson strides into the end zone for a touchdown on a punt return at Lake Minneola during a 25-13 win on Oct. 2.

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Seminole High’s Demari Henderson strides into the end zone for a touchdown on a punt return at Lake Minneola during a 25-13 win on Oct. 2.

No. 8 Apopka hosts No. 11 Lake Mary in that Class 8A region championship game. The Rams are one game away from the state semifinals for the first time since reaching the second round in four week state tournament in 1985.

A live radio broadcast of the game in Apopka can be heard at 94.9 FM and AM 950 The Answer.

No. 2 Seminole plays at home for the first time this postseason. No. 3 Edgewater and No. 6 Lake Minneola host undefeated teams.

The Eagles face Mitchell High out of

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Three Michigan high school seniors crack Sports Illustrated’s top 99 prospect list

Jaden Akins, Pierre Brooks and Kobe Bufkin rank among the nation’s top basketball players for the Class of 2021.

That’s according to Sports Illustrated, which has released its SI99. The list consists of the top 99 senior basketball prospects from across the United States, and it included the three Michigan players mentioned above.

All 99 seniors have earned the distinction of being named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate. Please click here to see all 99 players.

Here’s a closer look at the three Michigan players:

Ypsi Prep Academy vs. Team Sizzle

Ypsi Prep Academy’s Jaden Akins (right) guards a Team Sizzle player during a high school basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo used with permission from Who’s Next HS, @whosnexths)

*Akins, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard, is a four-star prospect from Farmington who has committed to Michigan State. Akins averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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Christmas tree sales

Kate and Connor Emmel, of Madison, shop for a pre-cut Christmas tree at Hann’s Christmas Farm in the town Oregon. Customers can also choose to cut their own tree.

Greg Hann’s father planted his first tree in the town of Oregon in 1968. The 50-acre Hann’s Christmas Farm on Tipperary Road now has 48,000 trees that are sold to families who come to buy one already cut or hike the property to pick and cut their own. Hann, who purchased the business in 2000, said the weekends before and after Thanksgiving brought in droves of customers eager for a tree and who also took advantage of ideal weather. Many of his customers haven’t had a live tree for years but want more of an experience this year amid the pandemic.

“”It’s not specifically ‘oh we need a live tree,'” Hann said. “It’s all the memories and

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Football High Live: Updates, analysis from Thursday’s 1A, 3A and 5A title games

The Super 7 continues today after Wednesday’s dramatic 29-28 Thompson win over Auburn in the Class 7A title game.

Fyffe puts its 44-game win streak on the line in Game 1 against Montgomery Catholic. Linden and Pickens County make the short trip to Bryant-Denny for the 1A title game and St. Paul’s and Pleasant Grove wrap up the day for the 5A title.

Check back frequently today for updates, analysis and photos:

12:46 PM, MVP: It’s Ike Rowell. Not much doubt there. He hardly came off the field. Rowell finished with 143 yards and all 3 Fyffe TDs on 36 carries. He completed 5-of-7 passes for 155 yards.

12:45 PM, 45 and 3: Fyffe rallies from a 16-0 deficit to win its 45th straight game and third straight state title. Red Devils finish 15-0 again. Catholic finishes 12-3. It’s the 5th title for coach Paul Benefield at his alma mater.

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MHSAA Division 6: Jackson Lumen Christi vs. Ithaca - November 24, 2017

Jackson Lumen Christi’s Sebastian Toland (3) runs up the field before scoring a touchdown during their MHSAA Division 6 football state championship game against Ithaca at Ford Field in Detroit, on Friday, November 24, 2017. Jackson Lumen Christi won the game, 40-34. (Mike Mulholland | Mike Mulholland | MLive.comMike Mulholland |

JACKSON – Few high school football programs in Michigan have enjoyed as many trips to the state championship game as Jackson Lumen Christi.

Whether it was at the Pontiac Silverdome or Ford Field in Detroit, the Titans running out of the tunnel on Thanksgiving weekend seemed to be as big of a staple to the annual proceedings as mashed potatoes and gravy on a dinner plate.

The state championship games weren’t played this past weekend for the first time since 1975 due to the ever-changing landscape brought on by the COVID-19

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Texas high school football experts predict winners of top DFW games for Week 15/Week 11

The top high school football minds in the state of Texas are teaming up with the Star-Telegram to offer up their predictions for some of the best games in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex each week of the 2020 season.

Our esteemed cast of prognosticators

Brian Gosset – The Star-Telegram’s Prep Sports Editor

Erin Hartigan – Host/reporter on Fox Sports Southwest covering high school football, New Orleans Pelicans, Texas Rangers, Big 12

Ric Renner – Anchor/reporter on Fox Sports Southwest covering high school football, San Antonio Spurs, Texas Rangers, Big 12

Greg Tepper – Managing editor at Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Fox Sports Southwest high school football analyst

Matt Diggs – High school football Analyst, Writer for The Old Coach

Ashley Pickle – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Video Producer

Jason Howell – Senior Recruiting Analyst for

Kenny Matthews – Friday Night Glory Analyst

Tarrance Johnson – Friday Night Glory

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When the high school football season of a lifetime comes during a pandemic

When they tell you the team from Henry County is like a family, buddy, they literally mean just about everyone is related through either blood or tears.

The Abbeville High School football team is bringing 30 players to Tuscaloosa this week for its state championship football game, and there are five sets of brothers on the roster. What a year. What a story to tell. This is the first season for Abbeville coach LaBrian Stewart, and he was hired less than a month before fall camp during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Abbeville has lost one game.

The success has nothing to do with Stewart, he says. It’s the kids. They’ve all grown up together down there in the shadows of Jimmy Rane’s pine trees and Great Southern Wood. This is the season they’ve been waiting to play their entire lives. They’re tough country boys who do things like play both

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Final 2020 N.J. high school football conference statistical leaders

The 2020 football season is in the books and it was a different one to say the least.

Some teams played a handful of games, other competed in as many as nine but there were several players who made the most of their opportunities this year.

Check below to see which players finished atop the statistical leaders in their respective conferences at the conclusion of the 2020 high school football season. Leaders are based on statistics reported to

Big Central

North Jersey Interscholastic Conference

Super Football Conference

Shore Conference

West Jersey Football League

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Mike Kinney covers the Big Central Football Conference and Super Football Conference (Essex). He can be reached at [email protected]

Andrew Koob covers the Super Football Conference (Morris, Sussex, Warren). He can be

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Top 10 Metro Detroit high school football championship games in the last 30 years

This was supposed to be state championship week for high school football in Michigan, but the state’s latest shutdown of fall sports has shelved any hopes for championship until at least the end of December.

To scratch the itch for championship football, here is a look back at the 10 best state championship games for Metro Detroit in the last 30 years. Admittedly, this list is supposed to be a bit biased to Metro Detroit teams, so games in which a Metro Detroit team won gets a nod over losses in a close call.

Still, win or lose, some games were just too classic to ignore.

RELATED: Top 10 Metro Detroit high school football championship performances in the last 30 years

10. Harrison wins a high-scoring affair against Creston

Score: Farmington Hills Harrison 42, Grand Rapids Creston 35

Year: 1999, Division 3

This was a battle of two schools that

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