Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hawaii's Top High School Football Program Looking For A New Leader

After 10-years at the helm of Kahuku, Siuaki Livai led the Red Raiders to a 102-20 record and four of the last six Division One state championships. Monday, Livai stepped down saying via a news release, it was time to go out as a champion.

To read more from the Star Bulletin, click on The High School Football Huddle headline "Hawaii's To High School Football Program Looking For A New Leader".

Monday, March 27, 2006

Groza Named To High School Hall of Fame

A Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Heisman Trophy winner are among twelve people who will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Hall of Fame.

Lou Groza palyed high school football at Martins Ferry in Ohio, and then went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Browns.

Also selected for the Class of 2006 from football was Tony Baker, a three-sport star at Jefferson High in Portland, Oregon, who won the 1962 Heisman Trophy at Oregon State and Duane Twait, the former football coach at Emmetsburg High School in Iowa.

To read more, click on The High School Football Huddle's headline "Groza Named To High School Football Hall of Fame.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Nike Comes Knocking

You knew it had to happen....the deep pockets of Nike are begining to open to high school football programs around the county. And I for one hope that the sport isn't bastardized like high school basketball has been by "The Sneaker War".

It is being reported in the Greenville News that the Byrnes High School in South Carolina is working on a four-year contract with the Swoosh guys.

Don't get me wrong, as long as all of the money goes to the school and the players, it's a great deal. However, what concerns me is how much the coaches get in these deals, and how it could they way they run their programs. In the article, Byrnes head coach Bobby Bentley says that Nike is going to take the top 20 football teams and make commitments to them.

What does this mean? Does it mean that these geniuses in Beaverton, Oregon only believe there are players from twenty programs that deserve to be helped? Will this result in recruiting wars with players wanting to play only where the Swoosh reigns supreme?

Bottom line, I hope that school administrators keep a close watch on this.

To read the story in the Greenville News please click on The High School Football Huddle headline "Nike Comes Knocking".

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The High School Football Huddle Looking For Pictures

One of the great things about high school football are the wide array of venues. They range from the multi-million dollar stadiums in Texas to the smallest of small in Alaska.

I am always excited to see a new stadium on my trips around the country and want to feature pictures of your favorite stadium on The High School Football Huddle.

About is one of my favorite places to watch a high school football game....Cottingham Stadium in Easton, Pennsylvania.

If you have pictures of your favorite stadium, please send them to highschoolfootballhuddle@yahoo.com and I'll post them on my site.


2006 Texas Football Classic Match-Ups Set

If you're a high school football fan, at least in your lifetime, you need to take a trip to the Lone Star State to check-out the Texas Football Classic, which has been kicking-off the high school football season in high-style since 1999 in San Antonio.

These year's Classic features five games with some of the best teams from around the football-crazed state. Here's the line-up that will make the Alamodome shine over three days:

San Antonio Madison vs. Seguin, Thursday, Aug. 31, 7:30pm
Pflugerville Hendrickson vs. New Braunfels Canyon, Friday, Sept. 1, 7:30pm
The Woodlands vs. Smithson Valley, Saturday, Sept. 2, Noon
Austin Lake Travis vs. Texas City, Saturday, Sept. 2, 3:45pm
McAllen Memorial vs. Victoria Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:30pm

What type of teams will you get to see when you go to the Texas Football Classic? Seven schools in seven years of the Classic have opened their seasons with a victory in the Texas Football Classic before eventually playing for a 5A or 4A state championship.

To read more, please click on The High School Football Huddle headline "2006 Texas Football Classic Match-Ups Set".