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  • Player who swung helmet removed from high school team

    Jay Busbee at Prep Rally18 days ago

    A New Jersey high school player who ripped another player's helmet off and hit him with ithas been removed from the team.

    Police are investigating the incident, in which a Linden High School player tore the helmet off an Immaculata High player and appeared to hit him with the helmet. The injured player later received 10 stitches. Neither player has been named because of their ages.

    "The brutal action taken by this young man is simply unacceptable and will not be condoned," Linden School Superintendent Danny Robertozzi said in a statement. The school board is pursuing the "severest disciplinary measures permitted under law," he added.

    The player was penalized during the game for unsportsmanlike conduct, but was not removed from the game.

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  • One-handed receiver sets Pennsylvania school yardage record

    Jay Busbee at Prep Rally19 days ago

    Great story here: Kris Silbaugh of Cambridge Springs (Pennsylvania) High School has become his school's leading receiver despite having only one hand.

    Silbaugh was born without a left hand. “It was just some sort of birth defect,” Silbaugh told USA Today. “Nothing was wrong. It has never stopped me. I just don’t let it; never have.”

    [ThePostGame: H.S. player rips helmet off opponent, uses it as weapon]

    His 43-yard touchdown catch during a blowout of Saegertown (Pennsylvania) High was enough to put Silbaugh over the top, with 915 career yards at Cambridge Springs.

    Growing up, Silbaugh was the kind of kid who didn't let his situation define him. He simply taught himself how to do everything he needed to do with one hand, and by the time he was ready for football, he knew exactly how to succeed.

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  • Coach suspended after players' blindside hit on referee

    Jay Busbee at Prep Rally26 days ago

    An assistant coach has been suspended and legal action could be pending in the wake of an ugly incident during a Texas high school football game in which two players deliberately targeted a referee.

    Video shows two players from John Jay High School, senior Mike Moreno and sophomore Victor Rojas, deliberately hitting back judge Robert Watts in the closing minutes of a game against Marble Falls.

    Earlier in the game, two John Jay players were ejected after throwing punches, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

    An investigation by the Northside Independent School District resulted in the suspension of assistant coach Mack Breed for allegedly saying, "That guy needs to pay for cheating us," referring to the referee.

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  • Prep football player dies after being injured on the field

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    The high school football season is off to a heartbreaking start. On Friday night, a 16-year-old sophomore from Louisiana died after being injured on a punt return.

    Tyrell Cameron was a middle linebacker on the Franklin Parish High team. He was wheeled off the field on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital. The school issued a statement on Twitter.

    Tyrell will live on in the memory of those who loved him. Prayers for his family. Support from throughout the state is greatly appreciated

      “He was humble,” a former teammate told USA Today. “He was very instinctive and had overwhelming potential. We would tell him how good he was going to be and he never accepted it. He would just flash us a grin and shake his head."

    Please continue to pray for this entire community of Franklin Parish.

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  • Scam leads three football players to fake college

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally1 mth ago

    Three high school football players in Virginia say they were duped into visiting a college football program that doesn't exist. A man named Willie Williamson invited the boys to tour Redemption Christian College in Virginia Beach. 

    “We were under the impression that it was this big thing," Bernard Walker said. "He made it seem like, you know, the college is really known in the area, we get a lot of people there, a lot of support from churches, and everything like that."

    “So we came out here and this is what it was, we came to his house,” Walker said. 

    When Walker and his friends Keishay Harvey and Robert Brown asked to see the school, Williamson told them that they were  already at it. It's an online college. 

    WVEC reports that Virginia Beach police investigated but found no criminal activity. They handed the case over to the fraud investigation team.

    Williamson told the station that there is a football program through the school's sister school, Century International College. “I just brought other kids down here, I’m still bringing kids here, so you publicize it,” he said.

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