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What We Learned: No. 14 Eastside Catholic (Wash.) holds off Pinnacle (Ariz.) rally

Eastside Catholic (Wash.) was on its back foot more than once, needing to get up emotionally, physically to counter the energy put forth by Pinnacle (Ariz.) lThey did, until finally a game Pinnacle (Ariz.) squad ran out of juice. Here’s what we learned from the interstate battle in which Eastside Catholic won 21-19:
1) GEE SCOTT IS FOR REAL
The latest, greatest Ohio State wide receiver commit happens to hail from Sammamish, Washington and star for Eastside Catholic

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Chosen 25 CB Kelee Ringo makes up for mistake with 2 TDs, INT in Saguaro win

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#HSSTop10: Top high school football plays in Week 5

It seems unbelievable that some teams are nearing the midpoint of the season, but as September nears its close, some schools have played five or six games.
The top plays are as fresh as ever, though.
Take a look at what caught our eye, including game-winning a interception, broken tackles, more broken tackles, and an eighth grader doing his best OBJ impression.

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Oklahoma lands another 4-star in Md. OT Aaryn Parks

The Sooners continue to win on the recruiting trail.
The latest addition to Oklahoma’s Class of 2020 is Aaryn Parks, a four-star offensive tackle who has emerged as a standout at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md.
A 6-foot-4, 320-pound prospect, Parks picked Oklahoma ahead of fellow finalists Alabama and North Carolina, among others.
Parks’ decision to pick Oklahoma sounded all business at his commitment ceremony on Thursday.

Here’s a look at what Oklahoma is getting in new 4⃣ OL commitment Aaryn Parks

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NCSA: College application hacks that can help you get accepted

Kyle Winters was a standout high school pitcher who was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the fifth round and played seven seasons for various minor league teams. Kyle is just one of many former college and professional players, college coaches and parents who are part of the Next College Student Athlete team. Their knowledge, experience and dedication, along with NCSA’s history of digital innovation and long-standing relationship with the college coaching community, have made NCSA the largest and most successful athletic recruiting network in the country.

NCSA: College application hacks that can help you get accepted
Most student-athletes who are aiming to get recruited and compete for a college roster spot are hyper-focused on improving their athletic skills to grab a college coach’s attention. However, all that effort may not help much if you can’t get accepted into the college you’re targeting

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Nebraska lands commitment from 4-star Miami CB Henry Gray

The season has unfolded exactly the way Nebraska imagined. An overtime loss to Colorado in Week 2 ruined the Cornhuskers chance to enter the Big Ten season undefeated, and suddenly Saturday’s matchup with Illinois is anything but a gimme win, too.
The good news is that everything off the field is progressing at pace for Scott Frost’s program, with the Cornhuskers landing yet another four-star recruit Thursday night.
Henry Gray, an elite cornerback for Miami (Fla.) Central High School, committed to Nebraska ahead of other power programs including Florida, Miami, Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State and more

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Bills Mafia inducts newest member with an adorable tiny table smash

Buffalo Bills fans are known as wild, tough, and loyal to their team, no matter how poorly it might perform.
The “wild and tough” part might not apply to the newest member of the Bills Mafia, though.
With a tiny table smash, a month-and-a-half-old baby became an official part of the fan base.
Several years ago, actor and Bills fan Bill Fichtner narrated a video put together by the team’s PR department about what it means to be a fan.

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“To be a fan of the Buffalo Bills is a birthright,” he said

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Iowa mom pens heartfelt letter to rival team after sportsmanship to son in wheelchair

The Cedar Falls (Iowa) football team beat Ankeny in a 28-27 thriller on Sept. 13. But it was the action immediately after the game that everyone’s talking about.
Jennifer Rabbitt, an Ankeny (Iowa) stepmom to Quinton Munson, the Hawks’ wheelchair-bound manager, was touched to see that their fierce sporting rivals on the opposing Cedar Falls team took the time after the game to actively reach out and acknowledge her son in a heartwarming display of sportsmanship.
Rabbitt was so touched that she wrote a letter of thanks to the Cedar Falls Athletic Director Troy Becker, which was subsequently shared to Facebook by Ann Remmert, wife of the Cedar Falls Tigers football coach

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North Carolina high school cheerleaders put on probation for posing next to Trump 2020 banner

A group of high school cheerleaders in North Carolina have been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2019 season by the North Carolina High School Athletics Association (NCHSAA) after they posed with a large Trump 2020 campaign banner at a school football game.
As reported by the Charlotte Observer, cheerleaders at North Stanly High School (New London, N.C.) were pictured posing with a re-election campaign banner for President Donald Trump at the school’s football game against rival West Stanly (New London, N.C

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Cal RB commit Chris Street learning the ropes of the receiving game

BELLFLOWER, Calif. — In JSerra Catholic’s (San Juan, Capistrano) win over Milton (Georgia) on Saturday, running back Chris Street lined up at wide receiver more than his natural position.
Part of that was because he was sick. The three-star Cal commit missed practice Friday, and putting him at receiver allowed him to stay in the game, draw attention from defenders but not have the full workload he typically gets.
But the play calling wasn’t just a function of the illness