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Texas football players earn All-District honors

texasThe Texas School for the Deaf football team had nine players named to the Austin-area All-District football team under the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division III, District 4 classification. Junior Chandler Sexton-Ruiz was the lone individual for Texas to be recognized to both first-team offense and first-team defense.

First-team offense:
Gareth Ashton, (sr.)
Chandler Sexton-Ruiz, (jr.), TE

First-team defense:
Chandler Sexton-Ruiz, (jr.), DL
Alfredo Castillo, (sr.), DL
Michael Singleton, (sr.)
Jadan Anderson, (sr.), DB

Second-team offense:
Alfredo Castillo, (sr.), OL
John Scarboro, (so.), OL
Jadan Anderson, (sr.), RB
Preston Garrett, (jr.), RB
Craig Hall, (jr.), TE

Second-team defense:
John Scarboro, (so.), DL
Preston Garrett, (jr.), LB
Zander Symansky, (jr.), DB

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/sports/high-school-football/area-all-district-football-honorees-class-class-and-tapps/nt6r8F9ReLADMvJoEJKVkI/

Source: Austin American-Statesman

Fremont's Olicia-Aramboles recognized by the Bay Area News Group

fremontSophomore Calel Justice Olicia-Aramboles of Fremont was named to the All-Bay Area News Group Honorable Mention Team as a running back. The recognition covers the four-county region of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Mateo and are chosen by the Bay Area News Group high school staff.

Link - High school football: All-Bay Area News Group offensive team

Fremont and Riverside agree not to play in "Big Game" this fall

riversidefremontAthletic Directors Warren Keller of Fremont and Tony Barksdale of Riverside made a joint video announcement about the annual football “Big Game” between the two schools. With Riverside’s impending plan to move down to 8-man football and Fremont remaining at 11-man football, both schools have decided not to play each other this fall.

Mart coach's success inspired by deaf parents

By Micah Fleet

Mart HSMART, TX (KXXV) - Kevin Hoffman, the coach of a Mart Panthers football team that's making so much noise in the playoffs, draws his inspiration from a largely silent childhood.

"I don't know how many people know," Hoffman said, "both my parents were deaf."

Mel and Pat Hoffman met at a church event a little after Pat graduated from Mel's alma mater, the Texas School for the Deaf.

Read more & view video: http://www.ktre.com/story/37058276/mart-coachs-success-inspired-by-deaf-parents

Source: KXXV

Deaf Salem football player continues to beat odds

By Jessica Jewell

Salem HSSALEM, Va. - The Salem High School football team has overcome countless obstacles this season in order to make it to the state championship this weekend.

But for one player, it's been a little more difficult than for most.

Brad Moushegian is busy getting ready for Salem's state championship football game on Saturday.

Read more & view video: https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/deaf-salem-football-player-continues-to-beat-odds

Source: WSLS

Greeley Central football player has unique sense for the game

By Taylor Temby and John Kuhrt

Greeley Central HSGREELEY - Senses play a big role at any sporting event. Whether dissecting the plays, feeling the perspiration under a bright Colorado sun or taking in the crowd's cheers, they help players and fans alike get a better feel for the game.

Usually, it's a combination of touch, taste, smell, sight and sound that bring a game to life. Like many young players, it was the hitting that initially drew Greeley Central freshman Emilio Barrera-Espinal to the game.

Read more & view video: http://www.9news.com/sports/high-school/greeley-central-football-player-has-unique-sense-for-the-game/494574436

Source: 9News

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