Puget Sound Best

Date archives September 2017

Northwest Prep Sports

NFL Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson returns to home state for first-ever Peanut Bowl, reflects on Texas high school football

When LaDainian Tomlinson entered the Hall of Fame in August, he did so on the back of an NFL and collegiate career built on memorable highlights and an unquenchable work ethic. Yet both those careers came on the heels of a scholastic career in which he was a late bloomer who emerged as a senior star, forged in the fire of Texas high school football toughness.
“There’s no question about the talent in Texas,” Tomlinson told USA TODAY. “There’s just so much of it all over the state. I look at some of these games when Bishop Gorman (Nev

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Two football players in Texas kicked off team for anthem protests

Local high school football players kicked off team after protest during anthem (by @chroncoleman) https://t.co/mATIDFymj3 via @houstonchron
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) September 30, 2017

It is no secret that national anthem protests are a hot-button issue, especially within the last week.
Each player, coach and fan has his or her own perspective on what place the protests have in society. One coach in suburban Houston appears to have a clear policy, as evidenced by his actions Friday night.
Two Victory & Praise Christian (Crosby, Texas) football players were kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem, the Houston Chronicle reported