High School Sports


Familiar assistant Fenner promoted to head football coach at LBJ

LBJ didn’t have to look far to find its next varsity football coach. As expected, Jahmal Fenner was hired Wednesday to replace Andrew Jackson, who died Dec. 12 after battling esophageal cancer. Fenner spent much of this past season helping to lead the Jaguars while Jackson underwent treatment. The Jaguars’ offensive coordinator when the team kicked off the season, Fenner became interim...
In coach’s inaugural season, Cedar Park girls team achieves firsts

In coach’s inaugural season, Cedar Park girls team achieves firsts

Donny Ott didn’t realize how close his players had become until he discovered 16 girls lying on two hotel beds after an early season tournament game in Burleson. The Cedar Park girls basketball team and Ott’s 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, were relaxing and eating pizza while watching a movie. Eight girls on one bed, eight on the other. “At that point I knew we had cleared the first...
Set apart by one loss, area wrestlers share goal of state championship

Set apart by one loss, area wrestlers share goal of state championship

If not for faulty headgear, Jeremiah Glenn figures he and Randall Pulido would share a significant common bond: an unbeaten record in their final season of high school wrestling. The two already differ in a variety of ways. The 5-foot-10 Glenn weighs 285 pounds. The 6-2 Pulido weighs 220. Glenn attends Connally, a Class 5A school; Pulido goes to Westlake, part of Class 6A. Then there’s the matter...
These local qualifiers are headed to the UIL wrestling championships

These local qualifiers are headed to the UIL wrestling championships

UIL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday-Saturday, Berry Center in Cypress Schedule Friday — 9 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys opening-round matches; 11:30 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A girls opening-round matches; 1:30 p.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys quarterfinals; 4 p.m., Class 6A and Class 5A girls quarterfinals. Saturday — 8:30 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys semifinals...
Faces Off the Field: Nicole Vasicek, senior pitcher, Hutto

Faces Off the Field: Nicole Vasicek, senior pitcher, Hutto

What makes softball fun for you? I enjoy pitching. I like the one-on-one with each batter and find the mind games that come with it thrilling. What do you remember about the first time you played organized softball? I actually first started out playing on a co-ed baseball T-ball team when I was 7 in the Hutto youth league. I remember that it was this team that inspired me to move over to play more...
Mikayla Woods lifts Hendrickson girls past Westwood with buzzer beater

Mikayla Woods lifts Hendrickson girls past Westwood with buzzer beater

Two of Mikayla Woods’ 27 points mattered more than the other 25. Hendrickson’s standout point guard swished a jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Hawks to a 60-59 victory over Westwood in a Class 6A, Region II quarterfinal Tuesday at Austin’s Delco Center. “I wanted the ball, and I knew it was going in when it left my hand,” Woods said. “It was just the perfect...
McNeil boys basketball team stays hot with playoff win over Del Valle

McNeil boys basketball team stays hot with playoff win over Del Valle

The playoffs started early for McNeil, and if a 55-43 Class 6A bi-district victory over Del Valle Tuesday at Stony Point High School was any indication, they may go a while longer. The Mavericks (15-17) ran their win streak to seven games. A loss in any of the previous six would have ended a streak of postseason appearances that now stands at 12 seasons. “We don’t just want to get here...
Westlake girls fall to Judson in meeting between top-10 hoops teams

Westlake girls fall to Judson in meeting between top-10 hoops teams

Down by seven at halftime to a scrappy Westlake squad, Converse Judson girls basketball coach Triva Corrales challenged her team to play better defensively. They responded in a big way. A 14-4 run that lasted the entirety of the third quarter propelled No. 2 Judson to a 54-41 win in a Class 6A Regin IV quarterfinal game against No. 6 Westlake Tuesday night at Hays Consolidated High School. &ldquo...
Strong second half lifts Pflugerville boys to playoff win v. Anderson

Strong second half lifts Pflugerville boys to playoff win v. Anderson

Behind a stout defensive interior and plenty of points from senior Caleb Asberry, Pflugerville rolled to a 57-42 win over Anderson in a Class 6A bi-district playoff game Tuesday at Cedar Ridge High School. After trailing 24-23 at halftime, the Panthers’ defense turned up in the intensity in the final 16 minutes, overwhelming the Trojans with a slew of long-armed defenders. In the second half...
After losing appeal to UIL, Ann Richards to face Class 6A opponents

After losing appeal to UIL, Ann Richards to face Class 6A opponents

A request by the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders to be shifted from a Class 6A district to a Class 5A one was denied Tuesday by a University Interscholastic League committee. Similarly, an appeal by Marble Falls High to switch from District 17-5A to District 18-5A for every sport but football also was denied. Officials at Ann Richards, a girls-only school in South Austin, had requested...
Matthew Mayer heats up as Westlake boys win basketball playoff opener

Matthew Mayer heats up as Westlake boys win basketball playoff opener

There wasn’t much Westlake, and especially senior Matthew Mayer, could do wrong offensively Monday at New Braunfels High School, where the Chaps beat Churchill 92-70 in a Class 6A bi-district playoff game. Mayer scored a game-high 32 points, a welcome sight after he scored just nine points in limited action against Vista Ridge in the season finale Feb. 13. “I just want to stay as aggressive...
Westlake girls soccer team stretches unbeaten streak to 11 games

Westlake girls soccer team stretches unbeaten streak to 11 games

The Westlake girls soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to 11 games last week, with a 2-1 victory over Vista Ridge and 2-2 draw with Vandegrift. Improving its overall record to 7-2-4, the Chaps remained atop the District 25-6A standings with a pivotal home game against Lake Travis looming this Friday. In both games last week, Westlake played without its all-district forward, sophomore forward Addie...
Defense lifts Pflugerville past district rival Cedar Ridge in playoffs

Defense lifts Pflugerville past district rival Cedar Ridge in playoffs

After a pair of taut wins over District 13-6A rival Cedar Ridge during the regular season, Pflugerville had no interest in any more drama in a Class 6A Region II quarterfinal contest Monday at Austin’s Delco Center. A dominant first quarter by the Panthers quickly eliminated any such concerns in a 47-33 win that propelled Pflugerville (33-5) to the regional tournament for the second consecutive...
District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson enters playoffs as district champ

District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson enters playoffs as district champ

THE WEEK IN PREVIEW Team of the week: Hendrickson The District 13-6A champions earned it the hard way, knocking off rival Pflugerville 66-61 in the final game of the season to shore up the 2018 crown and the district’s No. 1 playoff seed. Hendrickson (20-14, 9-3) seized the lead in the second quarter and never relented, leading by as much as 14 in the second half . Player of the week: Isaac...
District 19-5A roundup: Rouse, Connally enter playoffs with high hopes

District 19-5A roundup: Rouse, Connally enter playoffs with high hopes

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the week: Cedar Park The Timberwolves (18-10, 13-4) got all they could handle from Elgin (11-15, 7-9), but in the end made enough plays to pull off a 50-49 thriller in the regular-season finale. Even though the game had no bearing on the postseason picture with all of the 19-5A teams locked into their playoff spots, the Wildcats were still able to manufacture some drama...
As UIL boys teams tip off postseason, we bounce five questions off you

As UIL boys teams tip off postseason, we bounce five questions off you

Ready for the playoffs? The area’s top boys basketball teams better be because the UIL postseason tips off Monday. Which teams have a shot at state, and which players can carry their teams into March? We ponder five intriguing questions — our Starting Five — as the postseason journey begins to the Alamodome, home to the UIL boys state tournament next month in San Antonio. 1. Which...
Luther re-writes her state mark; Dripping Springs girls win 5A title

Luther re-writes her state mark; Dripping Springs girls win 5A title

For Westlake swimmer Dakota Luther, it wasn’t enough that last year she broke a state record set by a future Olympic gold medalist. On Saturday at the 2018 UIL swimming and diving championships, Luther shattered her own state mark while winning the Class 6A girls 100-yard buttefly in 52.16 seconds. A senior who has signed with Georgia, Luther also earned a third straight medal in the 200 freestyle...
Westlake joins District 13-6A squads in girls regional quarterfinals

Westlake joins District 13-6A squads in girls regional quarterfinals

As Westlake’s fans and players filed out of the Marble Falls High gym Friday night after the Chaparrals’ hard-fought victory over Smithson Valley, the speakers serenaded the crowd with the Bee Gees’ 1970s disco hit “Stayin’ Alive.” It was a fitting exit song for the Chaps, who reached the third round of the UIL girls basketball playoff for the first time since Westlake...
After quick start, Lake Travis falls to Judson in girls hoops playoffs

After quick start, Lake Travis falls to Judson in girls hoops playoffs

Holding onto a stunning 16-3 lead late in the first quarter on Friday night, Lake Travis looked primed for a major upset over No. 2 Converse Judson in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday at Hays Consolidated High School. But the tide turned in a hurry over the next eight minutes. From the final two minutes of the first quarter to the 4-minute mark of the second period, the Rockets went...
Westlake girls beat Smithson Valley to stay alive in hoops playoffs

Westlake girls beat Smithson Valley to stay alive in hoops playoffs

As Westlake’s fans and players filed out of the Marble Falls High School gym following a hard-fought playoff win over Smithson Valley Friday, the speakers serenaded the crowd with the Bee Gees’ 1970s disco hit “Stayin’ Alive.” It was a fitting song for the Chaps, who reached the third round of the playoff for the first time since qualifying for the state tournament in...
Weiss’ Herceg, Westlake’s Luther glide into 200 free finals at UIL meet

Weiss’ Herceg, Westlake’s Luther glide into 200 free finals at UIL meet

Ana Herceg said she felt nervous when she stepped onto a starting block Friday morning at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Wouldn’t you be if you were competing in the UIL swimming and diving championships as a 14-year-old freshman? “But once I jumped in the water and felt the water, I was able to relax,” she said. Herceg was clearly relaxed and fluid with her strokes during the...
Pflugerville, Thorndale advance in UIL girls basketball playoffs

Pflugerville, Thorndale advance in UIL girls basketball playoffs

Britney Onyeje scored 23 points as Pflugerville defeated Spring 69-50 Thursday night to advance to the regional quarterfinals of the Class 6A girls basketball playoffs. The Panthers (32-5) will next face Cedar Ridge, a District 13-6A rival, or Klein Oak. Those teams faced off Friday night in a Class 6A area-round playoff. Facing Spring (21-14) at Brenham High, Pflugerville roared out to a 19-3 lead...
Weiss freshman Herceg could go swimmingly into school history

Weiss freshman Herceg could go swimmingly into school history

Ana Herceg will hear the joke from time to time. It pops up when friends or family see her running, either while she’s refereeing soccer games on the weekends or participating in workouts beyond the pool with her club swimming team. By now, Herceg has started to realize the joke might be on target. “The more I do dry land stuff, the more I realize I was meant more for the water,&rdquo...
Time to sort out the postseason picture in boys basketball

Time to sort out the postseason picture in boys basketball

With the UIL boys basketball playoffs tipping off next week, several area schools will enter the postseason with clearly defined hopes of claiming a state championship. The Austin area boasts a trio of teams highly rankedin state polls compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Jarrell is the top-ranked team in Class 3A, Thorndale tops the Class 2A poll, and Westlake was No. 2 in the...
Faces Off the Field: Tajik Bartholomew, senior guard, Lanier

Faces Off the Field: Tajik Bartholomew, senior guard, Lanier

What has been the best part of Lanier’s 2017-18 basketball season? Beating LBJ at Lanier. It was the first time I had ever seen every seat in our gym filled. It seemed like everyone from the area was there. What does your team have to do well to make an impact in the playoffs? We have to control the pace of the game. We have to play at our pace instead of getting stuck in the other team&rsquo...
Austin-area qualifiers for weekend’s UIL swimming championships

Austin-area qualifiers for weekend’s UIL swimming championships

UIL SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday-Saturday, Jamail Texas Swim Center Schedule: Friday — Class 5A prelims, 10 a.m.; Class 6A prelims, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday — Class 5A finals, 9:30 a.m.; Class 6A finals, 3:30 p.m. Tickets: Single-session tickets cost $7 for students, $12 for adults. An all-meet pass costs $30. AUSTIN-AREA QUALIFERS (Events are listed with the top qualifiers identified...
Popelka sisters offer pitching-hitting combo for Westwood softball

Popelka sisters offer pitching-hitting combo for Westwood softball

Growing up in rural Belton, the Popelka sisters were given two options by their mother: dance or softball. Haley Popelka was about 5 years old when she pitched her first softball game. About a year later Alyssa Popelka became a slap hitter and a softball infielder. Neither harboured thoughts of buying dancing shoes. More than a decade later, Haley and Alyssa form the backbone of the Westwood High...
High school softball: preseason top teams, top players

High school softball: preseason top teams, top players

OUR PRESEASON SOFTBALL HONOR ROLL TOP 10 TEAMS (Teams listed with 2017 records, postseason results) 1. Cedar Ridge (24-8) Postseason: Lost to The Woodlands in Class 6A regional semifinals. 2. Dripping Springs (35-9) Postseason: Lost to Willis in a Class 5A state semifinal. 3. Elgin (23-6) Postseason: Lost to Bryan in Class 5A area-round playoff. 4. Austin (26-5) Postseason: Lost to Rosenberg Lamar...
Westlake girls rally past SA Madison in basketball playoff opener

Westlake girls rally past SA Madison in basketball playoff opener

A dominant third period helped District 25-6A champion Westlake roll to a 64-49 win over San Antonio Madison in its Class 6A playoff opener Feb. 13 at Hays High School. The Chaps outscored Madison 20-6 in the third period while easing some nerves shown in the first half, said Westlake coach Katie Hensle “We did not play well in the first half,” she said. “We are still very young...
Westlake boys basketball team wraps up perfect district schedule

Westlake boys basketball team wraps up perfect district schedule

For the first time since Robert Lucero became Westlake’s head coach in the 2014-15 season, the Chaps finish district play with a perfect record following a resounding 71-45 win against visiting Vista Ridge Tuesday. Lucero, whose team is ranked No. 2 in the state among Class 6A schools by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, took a few moments to appreciate that achievement. “I...
Streaking McNeil beats Round Rock, qualifies for boys hoops playoffs

Streaking McNeil beats Round Rock, qualifies for boys hoops playoffs

With a neck-and-neck first half against visiting Round Rock coming to an end Tuesday, McNeil guard DJ Kane decided it was time take over the contest. With a postseason berth on the line, Kane caught the inbounds pass from teammate Elijah Cazares at half-court, twirled, and let the ball fly towards the tin. Kane’s rainbow kissed off the glass and fell through the hoop, sending the Mavericks&rsquo...
Hendrickson boys basketball beats rival Pflugerville, wins district

Hendrickson boys basketball beats rival Pflugerville, wins district

For the second year in a row, the District 13-6A championship came down to Hendrickson and Pflugerville playing head-to-head in the final game of the regular season. On Feb. 12, the Hawks got the revenge they had been waiting for with a title-clinching 66-61 win over their crosstown rival at Hendrickson High School. They opened the playoffs Tuesday against San Marcos after press time. “I knew...
Defense helps Hendrickson girls race past Akins in playoff opener

Defense helps Hendrickson girls race past Akins in playoff opener

Hendrickson’s girls basketball team had the game plan as well as its execution in Feb. 11’s Class 6A bi-district playoff game against Akins. Now, the Hawks have the program’s first playoff win since moving up to the state’s largest classification in the 2012-13 school year. Bolstered by a ferocious pressure defense, the co-champions of District 13-6A raced past Akins 66-28...
Late 3 by Sydney Wilson caps dramatic upset by Lake Travis girls

Late 3 by Sydney Wilson caps dramatic upset by Lake Travis girls

Lake Travis sophomore guard Sydney Wilson, who comes off the bench for first-year coach Kevin Bussinger, admits she “likes taking last-second shots.” When pressed to answer why, Wilson shyly said, “I guess I’m just lucky.” Wilson hit one incredibly lucky shot – a 3-pointer, nonetheless – that finished off a dramatic Lake Travis comeback as the Lady Cavaliers...
Pflugerville girls fend off Manor upset hopes in hoops playoff opener

Pflugerville girls fend off Manor upset hopes in hoops playoff opener

Pflugerville had to get into playoff mode fast Feb. 11 as Manor pushed the state-ranked Panthers for all four quarters of a 61-46 Class 6A bi-district win at Stony Point High School. The Mustangs punched well above their 15-21 record, led by a game-high 24 points from De’Mya Young. Her deep 3-pointer with 5 minutes, 15 seconds left in the first quarter signaled that the No. 13-ranked Panthers...
Cedar Ridge girls basketball team stuns Bowie in playoff opener

Cedar Ridge girls basketball team stuns Bowie in playoff opener

Cedar Ridge used a tenacious full-court press to eliminate six-time defending district champion Bowie 46-24 in a Class 6A girls bi-district basketball game Monday at Vandegrift High school. Sophomore Paetynn Gray scored a game-high 15 points, but Cedar Ridge coach Kevin Lewis credited his team’s defense for the surprisingly lopsided win. “Our game plan was to deny Haley Atwood the ball...
Defense, Makayla Coy lift Westwood girls basketball to playoff win

Defense, Makayla Coy lift Westwood girls basketball to playoff win

By the time Westwood wrapped up its Class 6A bi-district playoff win over Del Valle Monday at Austin’s Delco Center, coaches and players outside of District 13-6A had found out what coaches and players in the district have known all season. District 13-6A, which includes playoff teams Hendrickson, Pflugerville and Cedar Ridge along with Westwood, is pretty good. Westwood’s 80-61 win capped...
Westlake girls soccer team stumbles but still unbeaten in district

Westlake girls soccer team stumbles but still unbeaten in district

The Westlake High School girls’ soccer team beat Lehman 3-1 on Feb. 6 but stumbled to an 0-0 tie on the road at Leander on Feb. 9. Now riding a 10-match unbeaten streak, the Chaps (7-2-3) host Vandegrift in a District 25-6A showdown on Feb. 16. In the first game, Lehman jumped out to an early lead before Westlake sophomore Addie Hackney booted the equalizer over the outstretched hand of the...
New Willis coach Mike Wall leaves wealth of memories at Lake Travis

New Willis coach Mike Wall leaves wealth of memories at Lake Travis

It won’t quite go down as his walk-off home run, but few Lake Travis players and fans will forget the call that may define Mike Wall’s four-year tenure as offensive coordinator. On a rainy afternoon in San Antonio with the Cavaliers clinging to a 21-14 lead over Katy in the fourth quarter of a Class 6A, Division I state semifinal, Wall displayed the moxie, confidence and faith in his players...
Softball season preview: District 13-6A loaded with returning talent

Softball season preview: District 13-6A loaded with returning talent

With the softball season nearly in full swing, Cedar Ridge and Hendrickson are anxious to pick up where they left 2017. The two programs, who shared the District 13-6A title last season, lead the preseason list of favorites in what looks like a strong pitching conference this season. Both the Raiders and Hawks were battered by graduation, but both return their top pitchers. Cedar Ridge hurler Tori...
Local wrestlers compete in district tournament

Local wrestlers compete in district tournament

Westlake’s boys wrestling team finished sixth at Friday’s District 14-6A meet at Austin’s Delco Center with 121.5 points, while Lake Travis finished fifth with 131 points. New Braunfels won the meet with 185 points. Lake Travis’ Kyle Holubets won the 160-pound bracket, and teammate Isaac Slade won the 182-pound bracket. Randal Pulido captured Westlake’s lone gold medal...
District 19-5A roundup: Connally still trails Rouse by game in district

District 19-5A roundup: Connally still trails Rouse by game in district

The Cougars (19-11, 11-2) continued their late-season surge with a 56-52 victory over Cedar Park (17-10, 12-4) on Feb. 6. The Timberwolves made a late surge, whittling a 14-point Cougar lead down to a single point in the fourth quarter, but in the end it was the Connally defense that stood tall. Jamal Shead’s clutch free throws made it a two-possession game in the final minute. The Raiders (25-7...
District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson claims at least share of title

District 13-6A roundup: Hendrickson claims at least share of title

THE WEEK IN REVIEW Team of the week: Hendrickson The Hawks (19-14, 8-3) guaranteed themselves at least a share of the District 13-6A crown with a 67-62 win over Round Rock (19-12, 6-5) Friday. Hendrickson survived a late Dragon flurry and pulled away in overtime to get the victory. Hendrickson also assured itself one of the top two playoff seeds with the victory. The loss leaves Round Rock fighting...
Akins girls basketball team follows a new Routt to Class 6A playoffs

Akins girls basketball team follows a new Routt to Class 6A playoffs

Shae Routt tried to warn her new teammates at Akins. She tried to tell them that the initial girls basketball practices would involve few basketballs and a whole lot of conditioning drills. She tried, too, to describe the coaching style of her mother, Erica, a former standout at the University of Texas who arrived at Akins before this season after spending two years at Reagan. “I told them about...
High school football star practicing with ankle monitor, booted from practice

High school football star practicing with ankle monitor, booted from practice

A South Florida high school student, who is facing a felony charge, will not be allowed to take part in spring football practice while wearing an ankle monitor after school officials read a newspaper story about it online. A judge’s order had allowed Shelley Singletary to participate in spring practices, as well as attend classes at Boca Raton High School, and the 18-year-old apparently was...
Florida prep football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

Florida prep football team gives signed helmet to No. 1 fan

Members of a Florida high school football team surprised their No. 1 fan with a Christmas gift. Andrew Hayne is a special needs student at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel. The 18-year-old has been friends with Bulls quarterback Chris Faddoul since middle school, BayNews9 reported. Faddoul would let Hayne wear his No. 14 jersey on Fridays before Wesley Chapel games, and after...
Ohio student with MD scores touchdown on senior night

Ohio student with MD scores touchdown on senior night

An Ohio high school senior with muscular dystrophy scored a touchdown for the varsity football team Friday night while remaining in his wheelchair. Connor Williams has been a special captain with the Valley View High School varsity football team in Germantown since his freshman year. Being confined to a wheelchair has never stopped his love of Spartans football. Williams has served in several capacities...
Special needs student in Utah scores touchdown

Special needs student in Utah scores touchdown

Brian Herrera attends Cottonwood High School in Murray, located in suburban Salt Lake City. He is a special needs student and has known senior Alex Hart since the pair attended junior high school.

Powerful Washington high school football team strikes fear in opponents

In the world of Friday night lights and high school football, is it possible for one team to be too good? In Everett, Washington, one powerhouse team outscored its opponents 170-0 in its first three football games this season. Now other conference opponents would rather forfeit than get pummeled by Archbishop Murphy High School’s team.  "There's still unknowns. … We don't know...
High school coach bloodied on sideline after headbutting player

High school coach bloodied on sideline after headbutting player

TV cameras captured some tense moments on the sidelines during the Georgia high school playoffs Friday night. In a game between Colquitt County and Mill Creek, Colquitt coach Rush Propst appears to headbutt one of his players on the sideline in the second quarter. Moments later, blood was seen pouring from Propst's forehead. Colquitt County is the defending AAAAAA state football champs. They beat...
High school football player suspended for 'praising God'

High school football player suspended for 'praising God'

A high school football player in Arizona could miss the school's first playoff game in 25 years after an official deemed a gesture to in praise of God as "excessive celebration." Pedro Banda, 17, was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from a game last week after he pointed his index finger to the sky following a touchdown. The senior running back at Dysart High School in El...
Coach suspended after 161-2 rout

Coach suspended after 161-2 rout

You may expect a coach to be suspended for losing too many games. But what about when his team wins one? That's exactly what happened to the head coach of a high school girls basketball team in California after they beat the other team 161-2.   That is not a typo.  The Arroyo Valley High School girl's basketball team beat Bloomington High School  by nearly 160 points the ...
3 deaths in 1 week: How risky is high school football?

3 deaths in 1 week: How risky is high school football?

A 16-year-old high school football player died Wednesday following an on-field collision. Tom Cutinella was a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He was pronounced dead after collapsing during the third quarter of a varsity football game.  But school officials say football is not to blame. STEVEN COHEN, Shoreham-Wading Superintendent WNBC: "It was the result of a typical...

Close-knit, competitive family helps Palm Beach Central’s Kc McDermott become one of the top football recruits in the country

The note on Kc McDermott’s bathroom mirror, typed in all caps and printed out on white paper, has two questions. “What are you going to be doing on Feb. 5th, 2014? And what are you doing today to ensure that?” This week, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound 16-year-old offensive tackle is visiting Notre Dame and Miami. By the end of this week, McDermott, one of the top recruits in the nation...
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