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Date archives August 2017

Northwest Prep Sports

No. 1 Mater Dei vs. No. 3 Bishop Gorman: 5 key players for Mater Dei

LAS VEGAS — If No. 1 Mater Dei wants to hold on to its ranking, it must knock off the three-time defending Super 25 champion Bishop Gorman, which visits the Monarchs on Friday in one of more anticipated matchups of the season.
Bruce Rollinson, who is in his 29th year as head coach at Mater Dei, said this game ranks right up there with the series his Monarchs had with the De La Salle teams from the late 1990s.
“Unfortunately, we could not beat them,” Rollinson said. “But two of those games were probably two of the best high school football games that I’ve ever been involved in

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Five-star American Heritage (Fla.) CB Patrick Surtain announces top-6 just before trip to see FSU-Alabama

One of the nation’s top overall prospects released his top-six schools on Wednesday night, narrowing his recruiting scope just days before he is scheduled to attend a season-opener that features two of those programs.
Patrick Surtain Jr., the five-star cornerback prospect from American Heritage (Fla.), released his recruiting finalists on Twitter on Wednesday night. Among the six schools he listed are Florida State and Alabama, the two teams playing the most ballyhooed college football season-opener in ages on Saturday

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Former Archbishop McCarthy director Alex Fernandez: I wasn't fired, I was a volunteer

The man who has received much of the credit for planning South Florida baseball power Archbishop McCarthy’s rise to national prominence lashed out at reports that he was fired, insisting that he departed on his own terms because he was an unpaid volunteer and citing a lack of support by school officials and the Archdiocese of Miami.
In a statement sent to USA TODAY High School Sports and a number of South Florida news outlets on Wednesday night, former Archbishop McCarthy Director of Baseball Operations Alex Fernandez noted: “This is a very unfortunate ending to a great era for Archbishop McCarthy and the Archdiocese after having led the baseball program to unprecedented heights on and off the field with our athletes, alumni, volunteers and coaches.”
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Tuesday that the coaching staff had been fired. In his statement, Fernandez said that in a July 27 meeting, the coaching staff was told that their contracts were not being renewed by the Archdiocese. Fernandez noted that applied to head coach Rick Bielski and his paid assistants

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Super 25 Computer Regional Football Rankings: Week 3

USA TODAY High School Sports is bringing back Super 25 Computer regional rankings in football this season as selected by Ken Massey with weekly rankings in five regions — East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West.
SUPER 25 COMPUTER RANKINGS SEARCHABLE BY STATE
RELATED: Super 25 Expert Rankings | Super 25 Expert Regional Rankings
EAST
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont, Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine.

St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 14
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 22
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