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Friends Say Football Player Accidentally Killed Twin Brother

A source says the teens were being taught how to handle a gun at the time

(Newser) - A star high school player in Philadelphia is accused of one of the rarest kinds of murder: the killing of his own twin. Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of his brother, Suhail Gillard, who was also a star player at Mastery Charter North High... More »

High School Football Player Dies Weeks After Knee Surgery

Coach says blood clot led to heart attack

(Newser) - "It's somewhat mind-boggling that it could happen," South Lyon East High School head football coach Joe Pesci says of the death of Trevon Tyler. The 16-year-old junior offensive lineman died unexpectedly on Friday following complications from knee surgery, WXYZ reports. Pesci says the 300-pound, 6-foot-4 player suffered... More »

Players, Coaches Lost Their Homes. Now, a Championship

Meet the inspired players at Paradise High School

(Newser) - A Northern California high school football team will play for a championship Saturday one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town, the AP reports. Paradise High School will face Sutter Union High School for the Northern Section Division... More »

The 3rd Quarter Started. Then, 'Absolute Madness'

Man and young boy injured after gunfire erupts at New Jersey high school football game

(Newser) - Just a day after five high school students were shot by a classmate in Santa Clarita, Calif., two fatally, gunfire rang out at a high school football game on the opposite coast, injuring two. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports Friday evening's playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville on the... More »

Cops: Coach Arrested Over $40 He Allegedly Put in Sock

Police say it wasn't Miyamura High School coach John Roanhaus' $40

(Newser) - A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet. State Police arrested Miyamura High School coach John Roanhaus on Saturday following a review of the... More »

Students Killed a Duck. Thousands Miffed at the Punishment

Some students were only suspended from football games

(Newser) - Two thousand people are demanding harsher punishment for high school football players sidelined in New Hampshire after a fatal attack on a duck. Graphic video filmed two weeks ago at a training camp in Moultonborough shows athletes from North Conway's Kennett High School watching as wild ducks are lured... More »

Video Captures Shooting of 6 Teens at Football Game

In all, 10 people were injured at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama

(Newser) - A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured, the AP reports. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one person had a... More »

Black Teens Held at Gunpoint by White Woman, Police Say

Youths were going door to door to raise money for football team

(Newser) - Four black teenagers going door to door in an Arkansas town to raise money for their high school football team were held at gunpoint by a white woman until police arrived, officials say. Jerri Kelly, whose husband is the county's jail administrator, has been charged with four counts of... More »

School Drops 'Redmen' Name

Utah high school is latest to ditch Native American name

(Newser) - Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group, the AP reports. The Iron County School Board voted... More »

4 Boys Face Life in Prison for Locker Room Rape

High schoolers allegedly assaulted teammates with broomstick

(Newser) - Four high school football players in Maryland are facing life in prison for what prosecutors describe as an "astonishingly cruel" assault on four boys. Jean "JC" Abedi, Kristian "KJ" Lee, Will Smith, and Caleb Thorpe, all aged 15 and members of Damascus High School's junior varsity... More »

Coroner: Teen Football Player's Death 'an Anomaly'

Dylan Thomas was injured in a Sept. 28 game

(Newser) - The death of a 16-year-old football player who was injured in a game last month was the result of a "traumatic brain injury," the coroner says. Dylan Thomas, a linebacker at Pike County High School in Zebulon, Ga., died two days after he was injured in a Sept.... More »

Teen Football Player Dies 2 Days After Collision

Dylan Thomas died Sunday after a hit in Friday night's game

(Newser) - A high school junior in Georgia died Sunday after being seriously injured during a Friday night football game. WSB-TV reports Dylan Thomas of Pike County High School was involved in a collision in the first half of the game that the 16-year-old initially seemed to shake off. Uncle Nick Burgess... More »

Game-Winning Kick Comes With an Unusual Twist

The kicker, Kaylee Foster, had just been named homecoming queen

(Newser) - It has to be a football first: Mississippi high school student Kaylee Foster was named homecoming queen during halftime of her school's game Friday night, then made the game-winning kick in overtime of that same game a little bit later, reports WLOX . The senior's extra point gave Ocean... More »

High School Football Team's Co-Captains Die Within 48 Hours

'It's like a double blow'

(Newser) - For members of the football team at Lynnwood High School, graduation this year isn't a time of celebration but a time of shock, bewilderment, and grief. Both of the Washington state school team's co-captains died within 48 hours of each other over the weekend. Sayon Savorn, a 17-year-old... More »

9 Players Take Head Blows, High School Forfeits Game

4 players showed signs of concussion; opposing coach says they were 'outmatched'

(Newser) - A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. The coach of the Ecole L'Odyssee Olympiens says he had no choice after four members of the team in New Brunswick showed symptoms of concussion, including vomiting. "We had... More »

High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests

NJ superintendent defends decision for blood, urine screening for dozens

(Newser) - A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP . In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that... More »

Football Team Needed a Player, and a 5-Foot-2 Girl Stepped Up

ESPN profiles rural Texas team, but not with the ending you might expect

(Newser) - ESPN has a lengthy feature on a high school football team in Texas, but Friday Night Lights this isn't. The story is about a team in tiny Harrold, Texas, where the schools are so small they play a six-man version of the game on a shorter field. Players... More »

Football Player Gets Probation in Brutal Locker Room Assault

John Howard gets 3 years of probation and 300 hours of community service

(Newser) - An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town, the AP reports. According to the Times-News... More »

Parents Riled by Banner Recalling Indians' Brutal Treatment

The offending banner was held up during high-school football game

(Newser) - Some Ohio parents say they want to know how a banner recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans showed up at a high school football game, the AP reports. According to WHIO and WCMH , some Greenfield-McClain High School cheerleaders held up the questionable banner for a Friday night... More »

High School Apologizes for 'Hitler' Football Play

Conn. team ran onto field yelling 'Hitler' with their fingers over their top lips

(Newser) - The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays "Hitler." The AP reports Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. He called the designation offensive and said the practice has been stopped. A Trumbull mother tells... More »

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