Wednesday, July 30, 2008

North Wins Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game

It was a wild finish to Tuesday night's Texas High School Coaches Association All-State Football Game in San Antonio.

Argyle's Ben Parks, who will play his college ball at Baylor, booted a 41-yard field goal with 25-seconds left to lead the North to a 16-15 over the South. Aside from the winning kick, Parks executed two onsides kicks in the final 1:38 and also made a touchdown saving tackle on the final kickoff of the game.

To read a game wrap-up, click here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Practice Begins in Virginia

High school football teams throughout Virginia strapped on the pads and helmets Monday to open the 2008 season.

Click here for a look at the first day of practice around the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area.

Click here for a story on Northside, which went 2-8 last season.

Alaska High School Football Two-A-Days

Alaska high school football teams have 11-days to get ready before season openers Friday, August 8th. The High School Football Huddle spent the day combing the Alaska newspapers looking for stories to get our fans.

One story is about 27-year Ben Johnson, who is taking over the reigns at West Valley. Click here to read a story about Johnson's first day on the job from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

If you want more info from Alaska, please click here to check-out the Alaska High School Football Huddle.

Practice Opens in Tennessee

Tennessee is one of the few states that gives high school football teams almost a full month to get ready for the regular season that begins on Friday, August 22th. Practice began yesterday across the Volunteer State, and The High School Football Huddle has plenty of stories to share with you.

After four straight Class 4A state titles and plenty of appearances in national football rankings, everyone knows about the Maryville Rebels. Maryville needs to find a quarterback during fall camp. Head coach Georges Quarles will be working out four players for the starting QB spot.

There's another four-time defending champ in Blount County that you should also know about. Alcoa has won four straight Class 2A championships. Alcoa will be young with only 13 seniors on the roster of 75 players in camp.

To read about these two teams from The Daily Times in Maryville, click here.

Maryville claim to the best team in the state will be challenged by Brentwood Academy this year. Brentwood has 16 starters back from last year's team that runner-up in II-AA last season with an 11-2 record.

To read about the Eagles' first day of practice from the Tennessean, click here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

State-by-State...First Day of High School Football Practice

Lots of questions today about when states begin their first day of high school football practice. As I mentioned on Sunday, Alaska, Tennessee and Virginia began practicing today, so to get you up-to-speed on the other states, I've listed them below...although I'm still missing a few, but I will update.


Alabama – August 4
Alaska – July 28
Arkansas – August 7
California –
Colorado – August 11
Connecticut – August 23
Delaware -
Florida – August 9
Georgia – August 1
Hawaii –
Idaho – August 11
Illinois – August 13
Indiana - August 4
Iowa – August 11
Kansas –
Kentucky – August 1
Louisiana – August 11
Maine – August 18
Maryland – August 16
Massachusetts – August 18
Michigan – August 11
Minnesota – August 11
Mississippi –
Missouri – August 11
Montana – August 15
Nebraska – August 11
Nevada – August 14
New Hampshire – August 13
New Jersey
New Mexico – August 11
New York
North Carolina – July 30
North Dakota – August 13
Ohio – July 31
Oklahoma – August 12
Oregon – August 18
Pennsylvania – August 11
Rhode Island
South Carolina – August 1
South Dakota – August 18
Tennessee – July 28
Texas – August 4
Utah – August 11
Vermont – August 11
Virginia – July 28
Washington – August 15
Washington, DC
West Virginia – August 4
Wisconsin – August 11
Wyoming – August 18

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Georgia High School Football Schedules

Practice in Georgia gets underway on Friday. For the five days, teams will only be allowed to workout in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets. The first day in full pads will be August 6th.

The season will open-up on August 22nd with the the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome. For a look at every schedule around the state from the Georgia High School Association, click here.

And, to get Georgia fans jacked-up, here's what the Atlanta Journal Constitution thinks the paper's pre-season rankings will look like when they officially come out on August 18th. It was compiled by AJC writer Todd Holcomb, but in no way should be considered OFFICIAL!

1. Lowndes
2. Northside-Warner Robins
3. Camden County
4. North Gwinnett
5. M.L. King
6. Walton
7. Grayson
8. Norcross
9. Valdosta
10. Newnan

Class AAAA
1. Ware County
2. Tucker
3. Bainbridge
4. Thomas County Central
5. Rome
6. Chamblee
7. Whitewater
8. Habersham Central
9. Banneker
10. Marist

Class AAA
1. Carver-Columbus (11 starters returning)
2. Cairo (16)
3. Shaw
4. North Hall (9)
5. LaGrange
6. Perry
7. Stephens County
8. St. Pius
9. Carrollton
10. Baldwin

Class AA
1. Buford (5)
2. Charlton County
3. Dublin (12)
4. Lovett (11)
5. Calhoun
6. Thomasville
7. Fitzgerald
8. Cook (9)
9. Henry County
10. Westminster

Class A
1. ECI (11)
2. Lincoln County
3. Clinch County (12)
4. Wilcox County (10)
5. Athens Academy (13)
6. Dooly County
7. Brookstone
8. Savannah Christian
9. Washington-Wilkes
10. Wesleyan

Saturday, July 26, 2008

We're Back!!!! Practice Begins in Alaska, Tennessee & Virginia

The wait is over and The High School Football is back...ready to give you everything you need to know about the 2008 high school football season. We'll have plenty of new things for you this year...more video, more audio and more stats!!

Practice begins Monday in Alaska, Tennessee and Virginia with other states following suit over the next couple of weeks. The first official games will be played in Alaska the week on August 8th and 9th.

If you have any suggestions that will make things better, please feel free to contact me at

Here's looking forward to a great '08 season!!

Jeff Fisher