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Teen Dies of Football Injuries: He 'Fought a Good Fight'

Xavier McClain, 16, was critically injured Sept. 9 while playing for Linden, NJ, team

(Newser) - Tragic news out of New Jersey, where a sophomore at Linden High School was injured during a football game earlier this month. Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, said to be a good friend of the family of Xavier McClain, announced on social media Thursday that the 16-year-old had died of what...

DA: High School 'Hazing' Involved Sexual Assault

10 teens at Middletown High School in Pennsylvania face charges

(Newser) - Ten Pennsylvania high school students are facing charges in connection with a hazing scandal that led to the cancellation of the school's 2022 football season. Dauphin County District Attorney Francis T. Chardo said the students, all 16 or 17 years old, were charged as juveniles after a monthlong investigation...

Supreme Court Sides With High School Coach Over Prayer

Justices say Joe Kennedy shouldn't have been fired for on-field prayers with team

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority has once again won the day in a closely watched case, this time over public prayer. The court ruled 6-3 that a high school football coach in Washington state who led prayers with players on the field after games shouldn't have been fired,...

Promising Teenage QB Dies After Surgery
Dad: Teen QB Didn't Die
of Surgery Complications

Dad: Teen QB Didn't Die of Surgery Complications

It's still not clear, though, what killed Georgia's Robbie Roper, 18

(Newser) - Update: The funeral for Georgia high schooler Robbie Roper, a promising young football star who died earlier this month, was held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, with a surprising update from his dad. Per USA Today , via Fox News , James Roper told those gathered to pay tribute to...

High School Coach Blasted for Letting Team Run Up 106-0 Win

'Classless move,' opposing California football coach says

(Newser) - Justyn Martin, a student at California's Inglewood High School, has committed to playing for UCLA when he graduates, but he had one more thing to accomplish last week before taking off his secondary school cleats for good. Martin threw 13 touchdowns during Friday's game against Morningside High School,...

Schools Put On Drag Show at Halftime

Crowd cheers students and faculty parading in support of LGBTQ people

(Newser) - A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a "drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs, and makeup—and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on. "Things went amazing," Ezra Totten, student leader...

The Game Was Almost Over. Then, Over the PA: 'Protect Yourselves'

4 injured, one critically, after shooting at high school football game in Mobile, Ala.

(Newser) - "Cover yourselves and protect yourselves." Those are the words that came over the PA Friday night during the fourth quarter of a high school football game in Alabama, as a shooting that took place just outside the stadium left four injured. Police rep Katrina Frazier says that gunfire...

High School Player Dies After Football Practice

Florida student collapsed on the field, then died at a hospital

(Newser) - A high school student collapsed during football practice in Florida on Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, NBC Miami reports. The teenager attended Citrus High School in Inverness, north of Tampa. The school did not release his name or age. In a Facebook post, school officials...

Probe Ordered Into Mysterious Bishop Sycamore Football Team
Mysterious Football Team
Now Under Investigation
in case you missed it

Mysterious Football Team Now Under Investigation

Ohio governor calls for probe into online high school that played on national television

(Newser) - The mysterious football team whose blowout loss to Florida's IMG Academy was broadcast on ESPN is now the subject of an investigation. Bishop Sycamore is supposedly an online high school based in Columbus, Ohio, but it's not clear how it ended up on national television playing one of...

Mysterious 'High School' Team Made It Onto ESPN, Bombed

Bishop Sycamore might not be legit

(Newser) - A national ESPN broadcast featured a game between one of the best high school football teams in the country and a team no one had heard of until Sunday's matchup. Bishop Sycamore—which claims to be an online prep school based in Columbus, Ohio—has yet to record a...

Student Athlete Dies After Collapsing During Game

Emmanuel Antwi was 18

(Newser) - A high school football player who collapsed during a game on Friday has died, SFGate reports. Emmanuel “Manny” Antwi, 18, a senior at Kennedy High, fell to the ground during the fourth quarter of the game against Hiram Johnson High, per the Sacramento Bee . He was given medical attention,...

College Recruit Was Shooting Hoops. Then Came Bullets
He's a Teen
Football Star—
and Under Arrest

He's a Teen Football Star— and Under Arrest

Luke Hill allegedly threatened the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - A high school football star who fielded offers from more than a half-dozen colleges isn't likely to attend any this fall after he allegedly tried to murder his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, of Maryland was arrested on a slew of charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree...

'Wishing I Didn't Get That Call': Rising Teen Athlete Is Shot Dead

Dexter Rentz Jr. dies in shooting that wounded 3 others

(Newser) - Dexter Rentz Jr. had tied a Florida state record with five interceptions in one game. He had signed with the University of Louisville after getting 22 other scholarship offers. He had a future, until Saturday night—when police say the 18-year-old cornerback/slot receiver from Florida died in a hail of...

A Suffering Town Celebrates a Victory

Newtown High School wins state football title 7 years to the day after Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - On the final play of the game—after a rainy day of vigils and mourning, with flags at half-staff—Riley Ward caught a 36-yard pass from Jack Street. The touchdown gave the Newtown Nighthawks the Connecticut Class LL high school championship on Saturday, the seventh anniversary of the day a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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