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Abilene ISD apologizes for 'Trump 'em Coogs' banner before El Paso football game

Abilene Independent School District officials in Texas are apologizing after a Cooper High School pep rally banner Friday morning led to some backlash on social media.
The banner, which reportedly featured the words “Trump ’em Coogs” written over the American flag, was questioned as racist and demeaning to their football opponents for Friday’s playoff game Del Valle High School of El Paso, Texas.

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“Friday morning at the pep rally for Cooper High School’s football playoff game (Friday night) against El Paso Del Valle High School,” AISD officials said in a statement released Friday afternoon, “an extremely insensitive banner was displayed in the gym and for that the Abilene Independent School District and Cooper High School offers a sincere apology to Del Valle High School, its team, students, parents and the El Paso community at large.
“AISD wants to be clear that this banner and its message are completely unacceptable to the district and Cooper High School. This type of sentiment has no place in our society and certainly none in our school district or on the Cooper campus

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Opposing team's players, cheerleaders form tunnel for Paramus Catholic's Devin Willock after his injury

Penn-State-committed Devin Willock was on the wrong side of a blowout in a playoff game, when he suffered what appeared to be a serious left ankle injury.
When it seemed evident that the senior’s high school football career was coming to an end due to the injury, the opposing team’s players and cheerleaders showed a sign of respect.
As reported by NJ.com, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) players and cheerleaders formed a makeshift tunnel for Willock, a player on Paramus (New Jersey) Catholic, to pass through on a stretcher and into an ambulance on Saturday

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The Isaiah Jackson Blog: This is why I chose Kentucky…

Waterford Mott (Waterford Township, Michigan) forward Isaiah Jackson is ranked No. 22 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 for 2020 and just committed to Kentucky. He did an exclusive blog with USA Today Sports about the reasons behind his decision.
What’s up world, it’s Isaiah Jackson and as you can see I just committed to the University of Kentucky!
This was a dream come true for me.
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Once Coach Cal started recruiting me I feel like my passion for Kentucky just grew even more

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Phenom Hoops Showcase: Five-star point guard Jaden Bradley living up to the hype

RALEIGH, N.C. – Last season as a freshman, Cannon School (Concord, North Carolina) point guard Jaden Bradley didn’t mind wearing the “young” label as he navigated his way through high-level competition while wearing “the next big thing” label.
“I learned a lot last season,” said Bradley, widely regarded as the top point guard in the 2022 class. “This season I am trying to take my gym to the next level

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Phenom Hoops Showcase: Chosen 25 shooting guard Cam Thomas focused on two

RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s not that Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) shooting guard Cam Thomas is devoid of passion for the game or an excitement about his propensity to score loads of point night in and night out; it’s just that when you’ve been the leading scorer not just on your team, but in every league you’ve ever played from the age of 7, you tend to get used to the swish of the nets on your jump shots.
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“Scoring isn’t hard for me,” said Thomas, who is ranked No. 11 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25

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Report: Kansas adds under the radar point guard Latrell Jossell

The big recruiting week for Kansas basketball continued Thursday, though the name that is the Jayhawks’ big addition remains a but of an unknown outside of basketball recruitniks.
As reported by 247Sports, the Jayhawks received a commitment from point guard Latrell Jossell on Thursday night. Josell is a 5-foot-11, 160-pound wunderkind who came into his own over the 2017-18 season, when he led YGC36 in scoring during the adidas Gauntlet, and will arrive at Kansas with the goal of forming one of the nation’s most explosive backcourts alongside recent five-star commitment Bryce Thompson.
As for why Jossell is heading to Kansas despite not having a star-rating, YGC36 coach Vonzell Thomas said not to be dissuaded by the previous lack of attention, Jossell is the real deal.
“A lot of people do not realize this, but Latrell led us in scoring this summer,” Thomas told 247Sports

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Seventeen Super 25 teams to be featured in the GEICO ESPN High School Showcase

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Former SoCal high school football coach charged with misdemeanor for admittedly punching 15-year-old player

Former Helix (Calif.) Charter lHigh School football coach Anthony Larceval has been charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with a 2018 incident in which he allegedly punched one of his 15-year-old players during a practice.
As reported by NBC San Diego affiliate KNSD, Larceval was sentenced to 25 hours of community service for punching Joshua Meredith, who was a freshman in 2018, during a team practice.
Larceval was fired from the program shortly therafter, but the Meredith family still moved forward with a lawsuit against the coach, citing both the final actions between the two and what they described as pervasive bullying against the player.

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Super 25 Regional High School Boys Basketball Rankings: Preseason

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New Rochelle superintendent called for football coach to be reassigned. Now, the teacher's union calls for superintendent to resign

NEW ROCHELLE – Laura Feijóo’s decision to bar Lou DiRienzo from coaching the New Rochelle High School football team for the time being has outraged the coach’s legion of supporters and prompted the teachers union to call for her resignation, just two weeks after she started working as the school district’s superintendent.
Feijóo faced a barrage of questions and criticisms in a packed room today in the district offices, where supporters of DiRienzo demanded to know when he would be reinstated as football coach.
Feijóo provided few answers, though, less than a day after she reassigned DiRienzo away from his teaching and coaching duties as the Huguenots’ football team prepares for a state playoff game this weekend.
Football mother Raychelle Copeland voices her concerns to superintendent Laura Feijoo about the reassignment of New Rochelle head football coach Lou DiRienzo at the district office Nov. 14, 2019 in New Rochelle