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Midseason 2019 ALL-USA Offensive Player of the Year Candidates: Midwest Region

AJ Henning
School: Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, Illinois)
Position: Athlete
Height/Weight: 5-10/185
College: Michigan
Class: 2020
Noteworthy: Through five games, he has 10 touchdowns and 621 yards in the passing and rushing game, Henning has shown he can be a dual threat for Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, Illinois), currently ranked as the No. 7 team in the Midwest Regional. The 4-star recruit also returns punts for the team.

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Cameron Martinez
School: Muskegon (Michigan)
Position: Quarterback
Height/Weight: 5-11/183
College: Ohio State
Class: 2020
Noteworthy: Martinez has had 844 rushing yards and 644 passing yards, leading his team to a 6-0 record so far. The Ohio State commit has 18 total touchdowns, and his team currently ranks as the 21st best in the Super 25

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NCSA: Best Field Hockey Colleges: 2019 NCSA Power Rankings

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the college recruiting process. Here, you’ll find practical tips and real-world advice on becoming a better recruit to maximize your opportunities and play at the college level. Jason Smith is a former NCAA DIII athlete and college coach at all three division levels. Jason is just one of many former college and professional athletes, 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

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Last high school football team in N.C. county cancels season for lack of players

The final remaining high school football team in Jones County, N.C. has canceled its remaining schedule for a lack of available players, according to a report from WRAL’s HighSchoolOT.com.
The Jones Senior High School football season is officially over, according to HighSchoolOT’s report, which cited North Carolina sports voice Bryan Hanks in announcing Jones County had called off the remainder of its schedule

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Two more football coaches at St. Augustine (La.) leave after pregame chants with N-word

The contagion from a scandal involving the St. Augustine High School football team in New Orleans and a pregame chant that invoked the N-word has spread to include a pair of assistant coaches.
MORE: Louisiana high school president ’embarrassed’ by football team’s chant that included racial slur
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the two assistant coaches (whose identities have not been disclosed) followed now-former head coach Nathaniel Jones out the door at St. Augustine.
The departures follow a social media firestorm that accompanied a pair of videos that shows St

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Midseason 2019 ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year Candidates: Southwest Region

Emmanuel Forbes
School: Grenada (Mississippi)
Position: Cornerback
Height/Weight: 6-1/171
Class: 2020
College: Mississippi State
Noteworthy: The Grenada corner is the closest thing to Revis Island in the Magnolia State. A two-way starter at wide receiver and cornerback, Forbes rarely leaves the field. He has five interceptions in six games, along with 33 total tackles, three for a loss. He’s returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, to go with two receiving touchdowns and one on the ground. 

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McKinnley JacksonSchool: George County (Lucedale, Mississippi)Position: Defensive TackleHeight/Weight: 6-2/327Class: 2020College: UndecidedNoteworthy: Through six games, the four-star run stopper has racked up 40 total tackles with a full 20 of them for a loss

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Okla. high school student accused of raping team manager in coach's office

A team manager at an Oklahoma high school has accused a classmate of raping her in the school’s coach’s office, per Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO and CBS affiliate KWTV, among other outlets.
As reported by the TV stations, an unidentified team manager at Putnam City High School was working in the team’s locker room when she received a text from a player asking her to let him in. When she complied the pair then went together to the coach’s office, where the male student then closed the door, “grabbed her and threw her on the couch,” per a police report filed by Putnam City Campus Police.
The alleged assailant reportedly refused to stop despite the alleged victim pleading with him to multiple times before she finally was able to force him off when he hesitated because he noticed that she was bleeding. She escaped to a nearby bathroom, hastily donned a pair of soccer shorts and was able to call friends to be brought home

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Florida high school football coach suspended for remainder of 2019 season for allegedly cursing at officials

A Florida high school football coach will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2019 season after he was suspended in connection with an earlier ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct.
As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Wellington (Fla.) High School football coach Tom Abel has been informed that he’s now officially being suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season. His ban comes in connection with an ejection he received late in the team’s 17-6 victory at Forest Hill on Friday, Sep. 27

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TCU lands commitment from 4-star DT Patrick Jenkins

TCU landed a major potential piece of their 2020 recruiting picture with the commitment of 4-star defensive tackle Patrick Jenkins.
A senior standout at John Ehret High School (Marrero, La.), Jenkins committed to the Horned Frogs on Monday, choosing the Fort Worth school ahead of scholarship offers from LSU, Arkansas, Miami, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M and plenty other major programs.
A former LSU commit, Jenkins reopened his process in late September, at which point TCU became a serious contender for his commitment, as they had been before he made his original choice. The All-American Bowl pick is the third-highest rated player in TCU’s current Class of 2020

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Report: Ohio prosecutor wants to try high school football player who head-butted referee as adult

A high school football player who head-butted a referee in an early season football game could be facing a harsh penalty if the case’s prosecutor gets what he wants.
MORE: WATCH: Ohio high school football player headbutts referee, game called in first half
As reported by Cleveland news outlet WOIO, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. filed a motion to transfer the felonious assault charge levied against an unidentified teenager at Dayton’s Dunbar High School to adult court. Here were his reasons why:
“This incident was sickening,” Heck told WOIO. “The defendant clearly became angry with the game official and seriously assaulted him

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Four-star CB Ayden Hector commits to Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal continue to recruit at an elite level, particularly for a school with such a rigorous set of academic expectations. That continued Monday with the commitment of four-star cornerback Ayden Hector.
An Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) star, Hector picked Stanford ahead of  USC — his father’s alma mater — Cal, Washington and the likes of Alabama, Penn State and Wisconsin to boot.
Throughout the recruiting process, Stanford had a steady pull on Hector, and eventually that was enough to earn his pledge