Saturday, April 24, 2010

INCREDIBLE: 2004 Piscataway (NJ) High School Produces Three 1st Round NFL Draft Picks

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

How good was the 2004 Piscataway football team?  Good enough to go undefeated, win a state sectional championship and send THREE of its former players into the NFL as first round draft picks.

I haven't been able to determine if this is a record, but you gotta believe it's close

On Thursday night in New York City, Anthony Davis (Rutgers) and Kyle Wilson (Boise St.) joined former Chiefs' teammate Malcolm Jenkins of the New Orleans Saints as first round NFL picks.

Davis, a offensive tackle for the Scarlet Knights, was taken by the San Francisco 49ers at #11, while Wilson, who traveled to Idaho for his college career, returns to the Garden State after being picked by the New York Jets at #29.

Last year, Jenkins, who played his college ball at Ohio State, was taken by the Saints at #14.

My good friend and former high school teammate Corky Blake, who now is a sports writer for the Express-Times, take s a look back at that 2004 Piscataway team that closed-out its season with a New Jersey sectional title with a victory over Phillipsburg.

Monday, April 19, 2010

St. Thomas Aquinas Could Set NFL Draft Record

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Five former St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) football players could be taken later this week in the NFL Draft that begins in New York City on Thursday.  If that happens, it would break the record of three set by Long Beach Poly (CA) and De La Salle (Concord, CA) in 2006.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the five on the draft board are...defensive tackle Geno Atkins (Georgia),  wide receiver Richard Goodman (Florida St.), Brett Swenson (Michigan St.), safety Major Wright (Florida) and offensive tackle Sam Young (Notre Dame).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Recession? Allen High School (TX) to Build $60 Million Stadium

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

America's economic woes  are not affecting things in Allen, Texas where residents have voted in favor of building a new $59.6 million high school football stadium.

The new Allen Eagle Stadium, which will be ready for the 2012 season, will feature 18,000 seats, a video scoreboard and an artificial-surface field.  The Eagles, who currently play in a 7,200 seat stadium, won Texas' 5A Division I title in 2008.

Check-out a conceptual drawing of what the Eagles' new digs will look like.