Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard - December 9, 2011

Friday Night Championship High School Football Scores
December 9, 2011

Arkansas Championships

Charleston 31 Barton 10

Florida Championships

North Florida Christian 69 Admiral Farragut 0

Jefferson County 47 Chipley

Georgia Championships

Tucker 22 Lovejoy 7

Calhoun 27 Buford 24 (OT)

Louisiana Championships

Neville 27 Edna Karr 6

Ouchita Christian 23 West St. John 7

Pennsylvania Semifinals

Archbishop Wood 70 Allentown Central Catholic 14
Bishop McDevitt 41 Montour 32

Southern Columbia 37 Penns Manor 6
Clairton 30 Sharpsville 8


Class 3A Division I Championship
Tyler Chapel Hill 20, Alvarado 19


Class 4A Division I
Hewitt Midway 51, Tyler 20
Lake Travis 35, Pearland Dawson 14

Class 4A Division II
Aledo 68, Corsicana 28

Class 3A Division II
Argyle 34, Monahans 14
Wimberley 21, Coldspring-Oakhurst 14

Class 2A Division I
Hempstead 21, Tatum 14
Melissa 49, Muleshoe 36

Class 2A Division II
Cisco 35, Corsicana Mildred 28
Refugio 63, Lexington 33

Class 1A Division I
Mason 46, Garrison 14
Stamford 47, Mart 28

Class 1A Division II
Munday 62, Wellington 22
Tenaha 63, Burton 28

Championship Streaks & Great Turnarounds on High School Football America Radio Show

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

If you missed last night's High School Football America radio show, it's now available free in our archives.

The show was an interesting one as we talked with one coach who is looking to make Texas football history and two coaches discussing incredible turnarounds.

Lake Travis head coach Hank Carter joined me to talk about his team's drive to make Texas football history by winning its fifth straight championship.

The Cavaliers, on a 20-game win streak and ranked #16 by MaxPreps, face Pearland Dawson tonight in the Class 4A Division I semifinals in the Alamodome.

Lake Travis hasn't lost a playoff game since November, 2006.

Also on the show: Bob Buckel, head coach at Powers Catholic (Flint, Michigan) and Harold Fairclough, head coach at Allentown Central Catholic (Pennsylvania).

Buckel's team went from 1-8 last year and a 2-4 start this year to win the Michigan Division 5 championship on Thanksgiving weekend.

Fairclough has brought the defending 3A state champs back to the Pennsylvania semifinals after a 2-5 start.  Allentown Central Catholic needs to beat #1 Archbishop Wood tonight to head back to Hershey next weekend.

Click here to listen to last night's show.

Fourth Time is the Charm for Calhoun Against #9 Buford in Georgia AA Championship

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

After three straight losses to Buford in Georgia's AA championship games, Calhoun broken through on Friday with a 27-24 overtime win over the Wolves.

Calhoun, which captured its first state title since 1952, almost lost its fourth straight title game to Bufrod when it squandered a 24-10 lead with two minutes to play.  Buford tied the game with 39 seconds to go in regulation when Dillon Lee returned a blocked punt for a TD.

Calhoun beat the Wolves, ranked #9 by MaxPreps, in the first overtime when Adam Griffith kicked his third field goal of the night.

Last year's game also when to overtime before Buford won 31-24.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

California QB Becomes 1st in State to Top 5,000 Yards Passing in Single Season

by Jeff Fisher

Folsom (California) quarterback Tanner Trosin's career came to an end Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game, but not before becoming California's best all-time passer and all-purpose player.

Trosin became the first quarterback in state history to top the 5,000 yard passing mark in a single-season with 407 yards in the Bulldogs 39-35 loss to Vacaville.  Trosin ended the season with 5,185 yards passing.  He also rushed for 101 yards on Saturday to become the state's single-season leader in all-purpose yards with 6,349 yards this season.  The senior also ended this year with 69 touchdowns; 49 passing and 20 rushing.

Vacaville improved to 13-1 and now has to sit back and wait for next Sunday when the state's ten section commissioners will be on the state bowl teams.  Folsom finishes 8-3 this season.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

#3 Gaffney Upset by Byrnes in South Carolina Title Game

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Byrnes did it again in the South Carolina Class AAAA Division I championship game.

Last season, the Rebels won the state title by avenging a regular season defeat by beating the #1 team in the state in the championship game.

Like Dorman last year, Gaffney, ranked #3 nationally by MaxPreps, felt the sting of payback in a 31-24 championship game loss.  Gaffney beat Byrnes 35-13 on September 16th.

The key in Saturday's win was Byrnes scoring two defensive touchdowns.  Skip Barnes scored on a 30-yard interception return; Melvin Armstrong scored on a 60-yard fumble recovery.

Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns.

The title was the 12th overall for Byrnes and eight in the past 10 seasons.

On October 27th, I spoke with Gaffney head coach Dan Jones on the High School Football America radio show about how tough it is to win a South Carolina state championship, because you usually see the same top teams twice in the season.

Click here to listen to the interview with Coach Jones.

Championship Saturday

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

There's gold in those states!

Plenty of championship trophies to be handed-out today around this great country.  Below are links to the states, so as the scores come-in to the High School Football America score center.

Click on the links below to see if your favorite team won a state title or is moving-on to the next round.

Championship Scores
Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Jersey Championship Scoreboard
Ohio Championship Scoreboard
Rhode Island Championship Scoreboard
South Carolina Championship Scoreboard

Quarterfinal Scores
Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pennsylvania Scores

Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) Wins 46th Straight...and Probably "Mythical" National Championship

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

There was a lot of hopes in Kentucky and South Carolina that #1 Don Bosco Prep would trip-up against its arch-rival Bergen Catholic in the New Jersey Non-Public Group IV championship.

A loss by the Ironmen would open the door for #2 Trinity (Kentucky) and #3 Gaffney (South Carolina) to have a shot at claiming MaxPreps' "mythical" national championship.  Of course, both would have to grab gold this weekend themselves.

Well, DBP wasted no time showing why it deserves its second national title in three years.  Head coach Greg Toal's team never struggled like it did in its September 30th regular season match-up against BC, rolling to a 42-14 win, which gave the school its sixth straight state title and pushed its win streak to 46 straight.

In the September 30th game, Bergen Catholic took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter before losing 33-22.

BTW...Trinity did its part by beating Scott County 62-21 Friday night to capture Kentucky's 6A title.  This afternoon, Gaffney will take-on Byrnes for South Carolina's Class AAAA Division I title.

Click here to read the game story from last night's DBP victory.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard - December 2, 2011

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

There's nothing like the energy of state tournament football!

As I mentioned earlier in the day, I was in Pennsylvania for the showdown between two top-notch Class A teams.  Pius X and Southern Columbia both entered their quarterfinal match-up with identical 12-1 records, with both schools' losses coming at the hands of bigger schools.

Pius lost to Quad-A University Prep in Week 6, while SC lost to Double-A Mount Carmel.  University advanced to the first round of the 4A state tourney, while Mount Carmel has a meeting with Lancaster Catholic in Saturday's AA quarters.

Pius X raced-out to a 19-7 second quarter lead behind sophomore quarterback A.J. Long's 44th and 45th touchdown passes this season.  But, after that, it was all Southern Columbia.  The Tigers outscored the Royals 48-6 the rest of the way to advance to the state semifinals with 55-25 victory.

Southern Columbia, which is now 6-0 all-time against Pius, is going after its 7th state title in 22 years since Pennsylvania began playing for state titles.

Below, you can check-out all of the scores from around the country as they come-in to the High School Football America score center.

Friday Night High School Football Scores
December 2, 2011

Alabama Scores
Florida Scores
Ohio Scores
Pennsylvania Scores
Texas Scores

Another Weekend of Championships

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

I hate to write this, but only three weeks remain in the 2011 high school football season.  However, it's three really good weeks of football as these are the biggest games of the season!

Whether it's championship games in states like Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina; semifinal games in California and Georgia; or quarterfinal match-ups in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas - these are BIG games!!

I'll be in Pennsylvania tonight to continue my documentary Roseto's Royals as I film Pius X's showdown with state powerhouse Southern Columbia.  The Royals, one of the smallest 11-man programs in America, are looking for their first-ever state championship.

Southern Columbia is one of the top small-school programs in the country.  Since Pennsylvania instituted state playoffs, the Tigers have played in 12 of the 21 state championship games.  Southern Columbia has won six state titles, including five-in-a-row from 2002 through 2006.

Pius, behind a high-octane offense led by sophomore A.J. Long, who has passed for over 6,100 yards in 25 games, is averaging over 44 points a game and looking for revenge.  These two have met five times in the postseason with Southern Columbia winning all five.

The last time these two met in 2004 with the Tigers winning a shootout 76-47 behind current New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski, who had 409 yards rushing and five touchdowns.  Southern Columbia rushed for 768 yards as a team, which at the time was a national single-game record.

I expect this one to be a dandy with points aplenty going-up on the scoreboard.

We'll have all of the scores posted tonight once I return from the Pius-SC game.

In the meantime, check-out this cool photo I took today while visiting my grandparents' gravesite in Easton.

You know I love to brag about the hometown passion that goes into Pennsylvania football, but even I had to double-take when I saw an Easton Red Rover t-shirt on a tombstone.

'Til death do us part...or maybe not! :-)

Happy Friday Night everyone!!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Former NFLers Having Success as High School Football Coaches

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Last weekend was a special one for two former NFL players, who as high school head coaches, took their respective programs to state championship games.

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe led Aurora Christian to its first-ever state title beating Mount Carmel 34-7 to win the Illinois Class 3A championship.  In Missouri, former Pro Bowl quarterback Gus Frerotte, in his first year as head coach at John Burroughs, led his team to a runner-up finish in Class 3.

Both Beebe and Frerotte will be guests on tonight's High School Football America radio show starting at 7PM Eastern Time.

They will be joined by Phil Stambaugh, head coach at Pius X in Pennsylvania.  Stambaugh was a quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pius X, one of the smallest high school football teams in America, is seeking its first-ever state title.  Friday night, the Royals, who are the subject of a documentary by yours truly, will face state powerhouse Southern Columbia in a 1A quarterfinal match-up.

Click here to listen to LIVE to the show.