SPORTSfever's 2014 FOOTBALL FEVER PREVIEW--Philadelphia Public League

Philadelphia Public League
2013 Standings
Team League Overall
AAAA Gold Division
Frankford 5-0 8-4
George Washington 4-1 5-6
Northeast 3-2 5-7
Fels 2-3 4-8
Central 1-4 7-5
Furness 0-5 1-10

AAAA Silver Division
Southern 4-0 9-3
Lincoln 3-1 5-7
Mastbaum 2-2 4-9
Edison 1-3 1-9
Olney 0-4 4-7

Mastery North Charter 7-1 10-2
Martin Luther King 6-2 10-3
Franklin 6-2 9-3
Overbrook 5-3 6-6
Gratz 5-3 5-7
West Philadelphia 3-5 6-6
Dobbins 2-6 2-10
Boys’ Latin 1-7 4-8
Bartram 1-7 3-7

Imhotep Charter 4-0 13-3
Prep Charter 3-1 7-4
Roxborough 1-3 5-7
Future 1-3 4-8
Delaware Valley Charter 0-4 3-9

Pub 11
DL Shareef Miller George Washington
WR D. J. Moore Imhotep
TE Naseir Upshur Imhotep
QB Andre Dreuitt Parks Imhotep
LB Shaquille Jones Imhotep
RB Nasir Bonner Del-Val
QB Kevin Campbell Franklin
OL/DL Dwayne Young Martin Luther King
QB/DB Asa Manley Northeast
TE/DE Gladimir Paul Northeast
QB Vian Dolo Prep Charter

Scouting Report
The Public League has undergone a major realignment. This season the new AAAA Division 1 is comprised of Bartram, Central, Fels, Frankford, Gratz, Mastbaum and Southern. The new AAAA Division 2 includes Franklin, King, Lincoln, Northeast, Olney, Roxborough and George Washington. The AAA Division has Boys’ Latin, Dobbins, Future, Imhotep, Mastery North, Overbrook and West Philadelphia. Delaware Valley Charter, Kipp DuBois, Palumbo, Prep Charter and Strawberry Mansion now make up the AA Division. This is the first season of varsity football for Kipp DuBois Collegiate Academy, The Academy at Palumbo, Strawberry Mansion Promise Academy and Kensington. Edison and Kensington are competing as independents this season. In AAAA Division 1, Frankford is the favorite. In AAAA Division 2, George Washington is the favorite and King is the chief contender. It will be a challenge for Frankford to win its third consecutive Public League AAAA championship. GW stands the best chance to win the Pub. In AAA, Imhotep is the favorite. In AA, Delaware Valley is the favorite. Players to watch include Washington lineman Shareef Miller, Imhotep WR D. J. Moore, TE Naseir Upshur and QB Andre Dreuitt-Parks and Del-Val Charter RB Nasir Bonner.

Around the Pub
With just one returning starter for the two-time defending Public League AAAA champions, Frankford is looking for a new set of playmakers to remain among the top teams in The Pub. That returning starter, DB Devontae Lee (5-11, 175, Sr.), is a versatile athlete and playmaker and he figures prominently on offense and defense. “He will be much more vital in the offense,” says assistant coach Dave Cebular. “He will play all over for us on offense and probably even do some wildcat from the quarterback position.” Head coach Will Doggett expects important contributions from RB/LB Ralph Hyland (5-8, 175, Sr.), who is a transfer from Central, DB Byshawn Jenkins (5-10, 170, Sr.) and RB/DB Ruben Simmons (5-8, 155, Sr.). Hyland rushed for 497 yards last season. The Pioneers enjoy a steady supply of athletes with the speed to develop into playmakers on offense and defense. But they need linemen, especially after DL Shareef Miller (6-5, 230, Sr.), a major college recruit, transferred to rival George Washington. “We should have kids that are athletic and well-put together,” says Cebular. “As a whole, the team will be inexperienced.”

Gratz jumps up in class from AAA to AAAA. QB/DB Musa Al-Suliamani (6-2, 180, Sr.) and RB/LB Chris Rhone (5-6, 205, Sr.) are two veteran playmakers who give the Bulldogs reason to believe they’re ready to jump into the playoff race. Gratz has linemen with experience and size and skill position players with experience nd speed. Al-Suliamani had 947 yards passing and 10 TD passes last season. Rhone had 614 yards rushing and scored nine TDs. Head coach Erik Zipay expects the Bulldogs to be one of the top teams in Public League AAAA. “We should be capable of playing with and beating anyone in our division,” says Zipay. “We have a very sound first 20 kids.” OL/DE Raquan Thomas (6-4, 320, Jr.), a major college football prospect, and TE/LB Shawn Jenkins (6-0, 220, Jr.) are two more of them. Jenkins is a three-year starter who had 117 tackles last season. Only injuries can derail the Bulldogs, who lack depth behind starters.

Bok brought its football success and its crafty veteran head coach Frank “Roscoe” Natale to Southern last season and both took hold immediately. The Rams won nine games, the AAAA Silver Division regular season championship and their first playoff game in nearly 50 years. Bok was the dominant team in Public League AAA and AA before it closed in 2013. Natale expects RB/LB Quazi Jones (5-11, 185, Sr.), C/DL Rashaun Carter (6-2, 240, Sr.), FB/DT Justin Belle (5-10, 235, Sr.), WR/DB Nicholas Coffie (6-1, 180, Sr.) to make major contributions. “Last year’s team was a compilation of players,” says Natale. “We graduated that team. This is a new team again. We played a lot of players to get them used to my system of offense and defense. Hopefully this will pay off this year.”

Central is accustomed to the Frankford, George Washington and Northeast level of fast and physical competition. To have a chance to win against those teams, head coach Rich Drayton says the Lancers must have a rushing attack that enables them to control the clock. That could be a tall task for a team whose strength is its group of skill position players but whose shortcoming is a lack of offensive linemen. QB Jeff Coplin (6-0, 175, Jr.), WR/DB Jaron Waring (6-0, 180, Sr.), OL/DL Shafique Cooley (6-1, 240, Sr.) and OL/DL Jeff Johnson (6-3, 275, Sr.) are top players for Central.

For Fels, returning dual-threat QB Aasim Campbell (5-10, 170, Jr.) had a break-out season as a sophomore in 2013 when he had 1,439 yards passing and 16 TDs. He produced almost 1,800 total yards. With three athletic playmakers like combo RB/Slotbacks Kordell Robinson (5-8, 170, Sr.), and Wesley White (5-4, 150, Sr.) and Khalif Whitaker (5-7, 145, Soph.) among seven returning starters on offense, Fels has the offensive firepower to demand attention from the AAAA teams. OL/DE Curtis Frederick (6-1, 240, Jr.), and OL/DL Alvin Johnson (5-11, 220, Sr.) give the Panthers veterans on the line of scrimmage. Head coach Bill Harrigan says Frederick is the Panthers’ top lineman and defensive player. Harrigan is pushing the Panthers to pick it up on defense. “We’re dedicating ourselves to stop the run,” he says. “We want that to improve dramatically.”

Talented playmakers LB/WR Justin Freeman (6-1, 200, Sr.), WR/DB Ta’shawn Stringfield (5-10, 170, Sr.), WR Gary Grisson-Johnson (6-0, 175, Sr.) and FS Marquis Broxton (6-0, 175, Sr.) give Bartram head coach Jim Chapman every reason to believe that the Maroon Wave are more than dangerous underdogs in AAAA. “We have a very strong group of athletes,” says Chapman. “Kids who are willing to do whatever it takes to win. If we start off on the right foot, we turn some heads.”

Versatile QB/WR/DB Derrick McLean (6-0, 185, Jr.), WR Wadu Loper (5-10, 180, Sr.) and WR/DB Keon Robinson (5-11, 165, Sr.) are returning playmakers for Mastbaum. The strength of the Panthers is up front led by OL/DL Edward Johnson (5-10, 200, Jr.), OL/DL Tyius Cambell (5-11, 205, Jr.) and OL/DL Marquis Ross (5-10, 190, Jr.). There’s 15 returning players who started or saw playing time last season from a team that had 18 seniors. But they need to find more playmakers on offense. “We have more linemen with experience than in all my years of coaching,” says head coach Ernie Diggs. The Panthers have had five straight losing seasons and Diggs says it’s time to end that streak. “I’m trying to get them over the hump,” he says.

It’s no wonder George Washington is always counted among the favorites to win the Public League championship. Annually stocked with plenty of talented athletes in the backfield and on the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, the Eagles don’t face the challenges of many teams in the Pub. Depth isn’t the issue for Washington it is for others. So when DL Shareef Miller (6-5, 230, Sr.), the top major college recruit in the Pub this season, decided to transfer from Frankford to Washington, the rich just got richer. Now with Miller, who still has work to do with his studies, teamed with returning OL/DL Brandon Brown (6-2, 230, Sr.) and OT/DE Kevin Abrokwah ( 6-3, 220, Sr.), GW has the players to claim the line of scrimmage. There’s a tested set of playmakers with RB/LB Shawn Henderson (5-11, 225, Sr.), RB/DB Terry Hall (5-8, 165, Sr.), RB/DB Bruce Smalley (5-9, 175, Sr.) and WR/DB Donnell Smith Miller (6-1, 180, Sr.). Now wonder head coach Ron Cohen says the Eagles are going back to their traditional game plan to simply run over opponents. “We’re going back to Washington football,” says Cohen. “More of what I’m used to. We’re going to run the ball.” A starting QB needs to settle in but Cohen says there won’t be a lot asked of him. “I like the kids’ chemistry,” he says. “We’re not as talented as last year, athletically.”

Martin Luther King head coach Ed Dunn deserves a tip of the hat after bringing together and coaching up the Germantown and Martin Luther King players last season and guiding them to a 10-3 record and the Public League AAA championship. Germantown had closed in the spring of 2013. King was 1-10 in 2012. According to, it was the greatest one-season turnaround in Public League history. The Cougars have veterans on defense but need to find skill position players to replace dynamic playmakers in QB Joe Walker, RB Devonte Hunter and WR Delane Hart, who combined for nearly 2,500 yards on offense and graduated. Hart finished his career with more than 2,000 receiving yards.
Dunn expects first-year starters QB/DB Nasir Boykin (6-0, 180, Soph.), RB Ishmael Dargan (5-8, 190, Sr.), RB Jann Gunter-Scott (5-10, 180, Jr.) and RB Tyreek Mathis (5-10, 175, Jr.) to pick up where Walker, Hunter and Hart left off. He expects the defense to be solid, led by four players who are major college football prospects. DL/OL Dawayne Young (6-2, 290, Sr.), DB Donte Terry (6-0, 185, Sr.), LB/SS Jayni Harris (6-2, 195, Sr.), LB/SS Quron Tisdale (6-0, 190, Sr.) are returning starters. “These guys have been here,” says Dunn. “They have played together. They’ve spend more time at the unified school at King. Germantown is in the past.” Young has scholarship offers from Temple and Delaware State and is on the radar screen of West Virginia and Pitt. Terry has an offer from St. Francis. WVU, Temple and Rutgers are interested in Harris. With his 4.5 40, Tisdale is drawing recruiting interest.

QB/DB Asa Manley (6-0, 190, Sr.), TE/DE Gladimir Paul (6-3, 220, Sr.), LB Steven Rowe (6-1, 220, Sr.) and C/DL Charles Anderson (6-1, 250, Sr.) are the centerpieces for Northeast, which is a serious challenger to Washington and King in AAAA 2. Paul and Manley are major college football prospects. Paul, who had 23 sacks last season, has drawn scholarship offers from Towson, Albany, Villanova, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Monmouth and Temple. Manley, who is rated among the Top 30 college prospects in PA by the recruiting website 247, moves from RB to QB. He had 812 yards rushing last season. Anderson is an Ivy League prospect with his 3.6 GPA. Rowe led the Vikings in tackles last season. Soph. Brandon Pridgion (6-0, 160) is in the mix at QB. “We have a lot of athletes and team experience,” says head coach Phil Gormley. “We played a lot of guys last year. So we are looking for tha to help us this year. If we can get them all on the same page we can make some noise.”

Franklin head coach David Carter says returning QB/DB Kevin Caldwell (5-11, 190, Sr.) came back from the Peyton Manning Quarterback Camp last summer “a different kid.” No doubt. He passed for 1,744 yards and 22 TDs—more yards than any other Public League QB. So too were the Electrons a different team. Last season they had their first winning season since 2008. With an array of returning playmakers such as RB/LB Edward Dennis (5-11, 185, Sr.), WR/SS Rafael Rodriguez (6-0, 200, Sr.) and WR Javier Buffalo (6-0, 175, Jr.) the Electrons offense will be difficult to stop for any AAAA defense. LB Brian Harvey (5-10, 170, Jr.) returns to lead the defense and OL/DL Taj Clea (6-3, 215, Sr.) returns as the top lineman. Rodriguez had 473 yards receiving and 11 TDs. Buffalo had 676 yards receiving and 10 TDs. Dennis had 540 yards rushing. “Harvey lights you up on defense,” says Carter. “Dennis can run between the tackles and hit a home run.”

Lincoln head coach Ed McGettigan expects the Railsplitters to improve this season which would get them over the hump. They finished in second-place the past three seasons in AAAA Silver division. McGettigan overhauled the offensive approach last season by installing the spread offense. “Even though we are very young,” says McGettigan. “We expect to improve. It’s our second year running the spread offense so we should be even better on that side of the ball.”
QB/DB Hosea McClam (5-10, 175, Jr.), OL/DE Yusuf Robertson (5-10, 200, Sr.), OL/DL Theodore Tootle (6-3, 300, Sr.) and OL/DE Kenny King (6-4, 215, Jr.) are the top players.

The centerpiece for Olney Charter is dual-threat QB/DB Kadir Chisholm (6-4, 190, Sr.), who passed for 806 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for 233 yards and three TDs last season. He also had two interceptions on defense. Others expected to make important contributions by head coach Mike Andolina include RB/DB Sultan Johns (5-7, 160, Sr.), RB/LB Kevin Cato (5-9, 220, Jr.) and TE/LB Justin Williams (6-1, 175, Sr.). Williams led the Trojans in tackles and Johns had two interceptions.

Roxborough leaps up from AA to AAAA competition this season but that should help, not hurt, the Indians caliber of play, says head coach Mike Stanley. “We thought we’d play better in the upper divisions,” says Stanley. “It’s worth a shot. If it doesn’t work out, we can always go back to AAA.” QB/DB Eduando Sanchez (5-10, 165, Sr.), RB/WR Editon Wright (6-1, 215, Sr.), WR Donta Alston (5-9, 155, Jr.), OL/DT Nasir Topping (6-2, 255, Sr.) and LB Robert Taylor (6-0, 185, Sr.) are the top players Stanley is counting on for an overhaul of the Indians attack on both sides of the ball. “We have to get better at throwing the ball,” he says. “We have to be able to stop spread offenses.”

Major college football recruiters have long made George Washington, Frankford and Northeast routine stops on their recruiting trips through southeast PA. They’ve added Imhotep Charter to their itineraries. The Panthers have become a stockpile of college football prospects and one of the top teams in SE PA, regardless of school size. “Our 2016 class is loaded with at least 12 Division I players,” declares head coach Albie Crosby. And that group will follow this season’s array of recruits led by WR D. J. Moore (6-0, 195, Sr.), LB Shaquille Jones (6-2, 195, Sr.) and DE Qwamere Wright-Downing (6-1, 230, Sr.). Moore has committed to Maryland. Jones is deciding between committing to Illinois, Cincinnati, Buffalo and James Madison among others. Wright-Downing has an offer from Monmouth. With four-year starting QB Andre Druitt-Parks (6-2, 185, Sr.), who has passed for more than 3,100 yards in his career, while playmakers abound on offense and defense, the Panthers have their sights set on making another run at reaching Hershey in December, even though they are stepping up from AA to AAA, where defending state champion Archbishop Wood looms in a potential PIAA District 1 final. Imhotep lost the PIAA State AA championship game to South Fayette in 2013. “(State final) is always going to be a plan,” says Crosby. “This may be our best team ever. It’s their third year together. There’s a lot of talent. Good skill players and offensive linemen.” As for the juniors (Class of 2016), RB Tyliek Raynor (5-10, 185, Jr.), who covers 40 yards in 4.3 seconds, has offers from Temple, Buffalo and Rutgers. OL John Carlo Valentin (6-5, 315, Jr.) has offers from Temple and Massachusetts. DE Shaka Toney (6-5, 220, Jr.) has offers from Buffalo and Massachusetts and Vanderbilt has shown serious interest. The biggest name in recruiting for the Class of 2016 in Pennsylvania is TE Naseir Upshur (6-4, 230, Jr.). He’s rated among the top three tight ends nationally with as many as 18 scholarship offers from teams like Alabama, Michigan and South Carolina. Crosby expects the recruiting stock to rise for RB Mike Waters (5-10, 185, Jr.), OL Yasir Durant (6-7, 335, Jr.), DB Terrell Gillett (5-10, 170, Sr.), S Seifuddine Black (5-11, 185, Sr.) and S Romeo Gunt (5-10, 195, Sr.) who transferred from West Catholic.

With seven returning starters, defense is the strength of Mastery Charter North, which last season won the AAA Division and then lost the playoff championship game to King. The Bulldogs have moved quickly into the playoff mix in just three seasons of varsity football. DE/OL Isaiah Freeman (6-0, 210, Sr.), DL/OL Dante Simms (6-0, 235, Sr.), DB/WR Idris Mateen (5-10, 165, Sr.) and versatile athlete Taqee Ross (5-9, 171, Sr.) are the leaders on both sides of the ball. Freeman was in on over 100 tackles last season. Bulldogs head coach John Davidson expects the linebackers to be the centerpiece of the defense.

Returning starters for Boys’ Latin include QB Troy Hester (5-11, 195, Jr.), RB Tony Henderson (6-0, 190, Sr.), DB Clarence Rowland (5-11, 195, Sr.), OL/DL Ezekiel Adens (5-9, 280, Sr.), Javon Ogelsby Rice (6-2, 190, Jr.), WR Michael Hammock (6-2, 200, Sr.) and WR/DB Damere Gilbert (5-9, 180, Sr.). Head coach Mike Rufo expects the Warriors, who lack size and depth but have a veteran set of skill position players, to play “solid football” and contend for a playoff spot.

QB/DB Diamir Copes (6-0, 180, Sr.), RB/DB Christian Jones (5-9, 170, Sr.), OL/DL Marcus Wright (6-0, 275, Sr.), OL/LB Joseph Butler (5-10, 220, Jr.) are returning starters for Dobbins. The Mustangs have the athletes, speed and tested QB to grow into a contender for a playoff spot, say head coach Joe Sullivan. But they are short on linemen. “We should be more dangerous than the last couple of years with more offensive weapons,” says Sullivan.

QB Nasir Mickens (5-9, 150, Sr.), Slotback Quincey Fairy (5-10, 145, Soph.), WR Jameer Bryson (6-2, 185, Jr.), WR Clifford Brinkley (6-2, 195, Soph.), DB Bassey Ukpong (6-0, 185, Sr.), OL Christopher Hayles (6-1, 280, Jr.) are the top players for Overbrook. Head coach Rendell Ivory says the Panthers, who have back-to-back non-losing seasons, have the skill position players to win but need offensive linemen.

West Philadelphia has two big, strong and talented linemen who, says head coach Frank Steed, will make an impact. OL/DE Kwadere Fleming (6-4, 295, Jr.), Teair “Pop” Tart Spencer (6-3, 290, Sr.), TE/LB (H, WT, YR) return for the Speedboys, who have a solid group of linemen and underclassmen.

High School of the Future steps up from AA to AAA this season. QB/WR Jalil Neale-Savage (5-11, 185, Sr.), WR/DB Chris Bangura (5-9, 180, Sr.), WR/DB Shawn Upson (5-7, 145, Sr.), OL/DE Robert Nobles (6-4, 300, Sr.) are the top players for the Firebirds. Head coach Eros Uthman-Olukokun says there’s a dynamic group of underclassmen but there’s a lack of depth on the offensive and defensive lines.

One of the top RB recruits in PA, Nasir Bonner (5-10, 190, Sr.), who rushed for more than 1,700 yards the last two seasons, transferred from Imhotep to Delaware Valley Charter. With Bonner and the move by Imhotep from AA to AAA, the path to a AA championship is paved for the Warriors. RB/WR/SS Dwine Walls (5-10, 170, Sr.), OL Mikel Cherry (6-5, 290, Jr.) and DB Desmont Pugh (5-10, 175, Jr.) return. Andrew Sumpter (6-4, 180 Jr.) and Shane Smith (6-2, 180, Jr.) are in the mix at QB. Head coach Troy Gore, the former Imhotep assistant who replaced Jamel Newton, says the Warriors have talent in the skill positions. “We have multiple players who are capable of scoring from anywhere on the field,” he says.

With four dynamic playmakers among 18 returning starters, Prep Charter is toe-to-toe with Del-Val. The Huskies won their first-ever playoff games last season and intend to take the next step this season. A three-year starter, QB/DB Vian Dolo (6-0, 200, Sr.) has more than 2,400 yards passing in his career. RB/S Quadir Strothers (5-8, 160, Sr.) rushed for more than 500 yards and nine TDs and had more than 160 yards receiving last season. OL/DE Marquel Hardy (6-3, 300, Sr.) had 75 pancake blocks last season. OL/DE Karamo Dioubate (6-4, 260, Jr.) had 13 sacks and 25 tackles for a loss. The entire offensive line returns. Head coach David Hand says the Huskies have a “ton of talent” among their first-year starters and backups. “Our kids really understand the technique, concepts, work ethic that we’ve been instilling,” says Hand. “I think we are the team to beat in our division.”

Strawberry Mansion Promise Academy launches its varsity football team this season with head coach Steve Quigley. RB/DB Jyquan Owens (5-8, 165, Sr.), RB/DB Niyair McKnight (5-10, 145, Sr.), C/DT Yahmir Sterling (6-0, 260, Sr.), DE Jerrick Fripps (6-3, 160, Sr.) are the top players for the Knights. Quigley expects the RBs to emerge as the top playmakers while linemen develop.

Former Southern head coach Scott Pitzner is head coach of The Academy at Palumbo, a first-year varsity team that includes players from Furness, which won one game last season in AAAA Gold Division. TE/WR/DE Michael White (6-0, 165, Sr.), OL/DL Nigel McKnight (6-3, 250, Sr.), Deon Slocum (6-2, 250, Sr.) are the top players for the Griffins. Pitzner needs to find a QB and RBs but he has confidence in the linemen. “The OL and DL should the strength of the team,” he says.

This is the first season for varsity football for Kipp DuBois Collegiate Academy. Head coach Kerry Dias says the Lions began play last season as a junior varsity team that had a 7-3 record. QB Domair Harris (5-10, 185, Sr.), RB Nazir Feller (5-6, 165, Jr.), RB Paul Bresil (5-11, 195, Sr.), WR Kyree Ruffin (6-3, 185, Sr.), OL/DL Haley Wilson (5-10, 215, Sr.), OL/DL Daiyaan Waller (5-6, 160, Soph.), LB Eric Boatwright (5-11, 205, Sr.) are the top players for the Lions.

Public League Independents
Joe Gifford replaces Paul Kabara as head coach of Edison, where times have been tough. Gifford is the fifth head coach in the last five years. The Owls had a 1-9 record in the AAAA Silver Division last season—one loss was a forfeit because their own players were fighting with each other. Their record since 2007 is 4-59. Edison is playing as an independent this season. QB Jahliel Hall (6-1, 180, Sr.) and RB/LB Deion Nicholson (5-11, 195, Sr.) are three-year starters. WR/DB Raheem Pagan (5-10, 175, Sr.), WR/DB Kwiese Barnes (5-8, 165, Soph.), OL William Darrious (6-2, 240, Soph.) and LB Talib Adams (6-1, 220, Soph.) are first-year starters. “We’re optimistic but also realistic,” says Gifford, a former assistant coach at Southern, Dobbins and Overbrook, who is hoping to reign in and reset football at Edison.

After three years of junior varsity football, Kensington is playing a varsity schedule as an independent team in the Pub. RB/Slotback Chris Danzler (5-10, 180, Sr.), OL/DL Josh “Diamond” Williams (6-3, 260, Sr.), OL/DL Kyree “Big Man” Wade-McClean (6-6, 290, Jr.) are the top players for the Tigers. Khyree Wise (6-0, 190, Sr.) and Shannon “Squirrel Man” Squire (5-7, 160, Sr.) are in the QB mix. Assistant coach Sean Ryan says Danzler is a playmaker who is “exciting to watch.” Erb says the the Tigers have speed and toughness and are “hungry to start hitting at the varsity level.”

PLEASE NOTE: Sources for statistics are, coaches, Inquirer, Daily News, Daily Local News, Pennsylvania Football News, maxpreps.