Touchdown King to be Crowned

As the 2014 high school football season continues through October, some of the nation’s top teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. One of those teams is Folsom High School out of northern California. Folsom High currently ranks anywhere in the top 10 nationally. Jake Browning, quarterback for the northern California powerhouse is also separating himself from the nation’s other top QBs. He’s more than just a University of Washington signee. This weekend he has his eyes set on passing the national touchdown record. The record currently stands at 210.

Browning entered the 2014 season with 165 career touchdowns and more than 12,000 yards passing – both California state records. Through the first seven games of Folsom’s undefeated season, the UW commit has thrown for 43 touchdowns which leaves him just three away from breaking a record, once thought unbreakable. The team hoping to postpone this milestone is another undefeated squad out of Rocklin High School. The winner of this game will be the clear front runner in the Sierra Foothill League and primed for a deep run in the California Interscholastic Federation playoffs. Now, we call that a “Touchdown King”.

 Thanks Erik H for being a blog contributor.

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High School Football Season Starting with a Bang!

The 2014 high school football season is starting off this year with two big interstate games involving four ranked teams loaded with Division 1 talent. Interstate high school football games are usually reserved for the top teams in the nation and this year is no exception. The season will kick off down south at a true high school football Mecca; Hoover, Alabama.

No. 15 Central (Miami) at No. 3 Hoover (Ala.), Aug. 23

The Hoover Buccaneers are coming off their second straight state championship under Coach Josh Niblett. Coach Niblett has taken the Alabama football powerhouse to a whole other level these last two years by going 30-0. This year’s team will be led by All-State running back Bradrick Shaw and linebacker Christian Bell. Facing off against the Bucs is No. 15 Central High School out of Miami. Central is also coming off back to back state championships and is looking to start the year with a big non-conference win. The most explosive player to watch on August 23rd is wide receiver Da’vante Phillips. The Rockets will need him to have a huge game against a Hoover defense that returns 5 division one recruits. Can Central break Hoover’s two year winning streak?

No. 16 Bellevue (WA) at No. 19 Serra (Gardena, Calif.), Sept. 6

The Bellevue Wolverines are entering the 2014 Honor Bowl in Oceanside, California against Serra High School with a 54 game winning streak. Coach Butch Goncharoff hasn’t lost since September 11, 2010 which ranks as the 3rd longest streak in the Nation. The Wolverines have put together this run behind the almost unstoppable Wing-T Offense that has won Bellevue state championships 11 of the last 14 seasons. Opposing Bellevue is maybe the best defense in the nation. Serra high school boosts two five star recruits on the defensive side, defensive tackle Rasheem Green and linebacker John Houston. These two potential All-Americans will have a tough test against a Bellevue squad who over the years has taken down some of the nation’s top teams. The winner of this game will be one step closer to being called the West Coast’s top team!

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Florida High School Football Teams to Watch

It’s our ninth installment of High School Football Teams to Watch! Today we are focusing on the Sunshine State- Florida.

The top Florida high school football teams to watch this year are Central High School (Miami), Washington High School (Miami), St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale), Apopka High School, and Manatee High School (Fort Lauderdale). Now let’s take a closer look.

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The city of Miami houses a lot of star talent this year for high school football and Central High School is no exception. In addition to a state title, the Central Rockets are going after a national title this season. New head coach Roland Smith will have no problem working the Rockets on the field with the immense amount of talented already there, such as running back duo Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook.

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Booker T. Washington High School wants revenge this year after Central High School broke their 14-game winning streak last season. Currently ranked number nine in the nation, the Washington Tornados are ready to crush anyone in its path. Returning quarterback  Treon Harris, linebacker Chad Thomas, and a wealth of offensive talent come together to make a versatile and well-rounded team.

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St. Thomas Aquinas turned some heads when they beat then-national No. 1 Manatee High School and earned a Class 7A state title. Head Coach Rocco Casullo is hoping to see the same success this season. Defensive tackle Anthony Moten and defensive back Al Harris will lead the stout defense unit while Madre London will be positioned as running back. The St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders will get some help from Quarterback Wade Freebeck and receiver Devante Peete as well.

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The Apopka Blue Darters made headlines last year when they took home the Class 8A state championship. This year it looks like Apopka High School are going after it again. Head coach Rick Darlington will see quarterback Zach Darlington return which will help the offense be even more powerful. If the team’s defense can pull it together, Apopka High School will be a team to watch out for this year.

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The Manatee High School Hurricanes are ready for a fight this season. If senior linebacker Greg Reaves can perform on the field this year, the Hurricanes will come out strong considering linebacking play was one of Manatee’s bigger weaknesses last season. We will see what head coach Joe Kinnan has in store on the gridiron.

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