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Fresno Christian played California School for the Deaf. That wasn’t the only twist

fremontA celebration of deaf culture and the universal spirit of competition took place on the field of Fresno Christian Varsity Stadium on Friday night as the Eagles hosted California School for the Deaf.

The result, a 49-28 win for Fresno Christian, was only part of the story.

Not only were the CSD Eagles there, so, too, was referee Alexander Sanborn, a two-year veteran of the San Joaquin Valley Officials Association who also happens to be deaf.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/high-school/prep-football/article181451561.html

Source: Fresno Bee

Oklahoma and Missouri go wild in a high scoring affair

2017 OSD vs MSD FB Scoreboard
Final score on the scoreboard of the campus of Oklahoma School for the Deaf. (Photo courtesy of OSD)

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf football team played the Missouri School for the Deaf on October 26, 2017. OSD won by a score of 124-102.

One big reason the score was so high was the game was played 6 on 6 using 8-man rules. 8-man games don’t differ from regular 11-man football games very much. First down is still 10 yards and a team still has four tries to make it. No linemen can go out to catch who aren’t ends. The 8-man field is smaller, 80 yards instead of 100 with 10-yard end zones.

OSD normally plays regular 8-man football but this game was played 6 on 6 due to the lack of numbers on the MSD squad and OSD missing five players due to various reasons.

2017 OSD FB Dylan EvansPlaying 6 on 6 leaves wide open spaces that a good runner can take advantage of. OSD Junior Dylan Evans used it in a big way. He rushed for 476 yards on 19 carries and 15 touchdowns. He also scored touchdowns on a kickoff return and an interception for a total of 17 touchdowns. We kept Evans out of defense as much as possible due to a sore shoulder suffered during the OSD vs Mississippi School for the Deaf football game. Evans still led the team in tackles-non bigger than a key 4th down tackle in the fourth quarter that gave us some breathing room.

Credit Missouri for matching us blow for blow. MSD’s #20 Mikal Meriweather was almost unstoppable. I don’t have his stats but I know they would compare favorably with Evans’.

It was an exhausting game to play or coach. I was told the referees took a picture of themselves with the score board in the background. Don’t blame them! (Contributed by Head Coach Lawson Pair)

Prep Football Roundup - October 27

Thursday, October 26, 2017

floridaSt Joseph Academy (3-4) 54 Florida (1-7) 0

The best memory of Chip Mountan’s varsity football career was at Versaggi Field against the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Thursday night, he added a few more to his cognitive scrapbook as his St. Joseph Academy football team defeated FSDB 54-0 on senior night.

St. Joseph’s one-sided win was the third-largest margin of victory in the 89-year history of the rivalry between the St. Augustine schools.

Read more: http://staugustine.com/sports/local-sports/high-school/2017-10-26/st-joseph-salutes-seniors-one-sided-win-over-fsdb

Source: The St. Augustine Record

mississippiMississippi (6-0) 64 Louisiana (2-4) 12

Video - Mississippi School for the Deaf wins 64-12 to cap perfect season

Washington's Pineada recognized as WIAA Athlete of the Week

washingtonEach week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes varsity athletes, from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off of nominations). The weekly deadline is the Tuesday before at 12:00 PM. All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award. Students may win the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award once during any given academic year. Each winner receives a letter of recognition from the WIAA Executive Director, a commemorative WIAA Athlete of the Week promotional item, and a certificate. Winners are announced weekly.

Ricardo Pineda (SR)
WA School for the Deaf HS - 1B

Pineda was 9 of 25 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns against Mary M. Knight on 10/19. He also rushed eight times for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively he was a force too, with 11 tackles (two for loss).

Read more: http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=961

Source: Washington Interscholastic Activities Association

Prep Football Roundup - October 26

Game Previews for this weekend.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

floridaFlorida @ St. Joseph Academy

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Records: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind 1-6; St. Joseph Academy 2-4

Last year: St. Joseph 47, FSDB 6

Read more: http://www.sar-cdn.com/local-sports/sports/high-school/2017-10-25/week-10-game-preview-fsdb-st-joseph

Source: The St. Augustine Record

louisianamississippiMississippi vs Louisiana

Mississippi School for the Deaf (5-0) and Louisiana School for the Deaf (2-3-0) take on one another this Thursday at 3:00 PM on Mississippi School for the Deaf's home turf. Louisiana School for the Deaf will need to watch out since Mississippi School for the Deaf has posted big point totals in its previous five matchups.

Mississippi School for the Deaf can now show off four landslide victories after its game two weeks ago. It picked up a decisive 'W' against Oklahoma School for the Deaf two weeks ago, finishing up at 46-0. Meanwhile, Louisiana School for the Deaf has to be hurting after a devastating 40-6 defeat at the hands of Georgia School for the Deaf last game.

The last time they met, Louisiana School for the Deaf was the decided 38-0 victor. This week Mississippi School for the Deaf will be hoping to improve on the low 90-yard mark it set that game.

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/NRv7qsrshECWaJX8TsMkXQ/football-game-preview--mississippi-school-for-the-deaf-vs-louisiana-school-for-the-deaf.htm

washingtonWashington @ Taholah

Washington School for the Deaf (2-4) and Taholah are both heading into their Thursday contest this week after losing their previous games. Taholah had a rough outing against Naselle last week, losing 56-20. The defeat kept Taholah winless and dragged its record down to 0-6. As for Washington School for the Deaf, it suffered a painful 42-12 loss to Oakville two weeks ago.

The defeat made it a frustrating three in a row for Washington School for the Deaf. Taholah will be looking to keep Washington School for the Deaf in its dry spell when the teams meet this Thursday at 6:00 PM.

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/MQLjfXc43kKUXhNe8KUPwQ/football-game-preview--washington-school-for-the-deaf-vs-taholah.htm

Friday, October 27, 2017

alabamaAlabama vs Gaylesville

Gaylesville (0-8) squares off against Alabama School for the Deaf (4-5) this Friday at 7:00 PM. Gaylesville is still chasing that elusive W after another rough time two weeks ago.

Gaylesville suffered a painful 29-2 defeat to Valley Head two weeks ago. However, senior Devin Bentheimer didn't go down without a fight as he showed off his agility by splitting the defense to the tune of 100 yards. Meanwhile, Alabama School for the Deaf finished a few points shy of Brilliant two weeks ago, taking a 26-22 hit to the loss column.

The last time they met, Gaylesville really took it to Alabama School for the Deaf, winning 42-6. Gaylesville had a lot of yards that game (475) and will likely be setting its aim high again.

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/N0fPvCcgjUqa7dpfTJsLSg/football-game-preview--alabama-school-for-the-deaf-vs-gaylesville.htm

fremontFremont @ Fresno Christian

Fresno Christian (5-4) and California School for the Deaf (4-3) take on one another this Friday at 7:00 PM on Fresno Christian's home turf. Fresno Christian is coming into the game hot, having won four in a row.

Fresno Christian went up against Kings Christian two weeks ago. Fresno Christian got off to a good start with a 50-point offensive effort in the first half. That gave them a 50-0 advantage at the half. The defense didn't slack off either, holding Kings Christian to six points in the second half. In the end, Fresno Christian steamrollered its way to an easy 56-6 victory.

Meanwhile, California School for the Deaf can now show off four landslide victories after its game last week. It breezed past Culver last week with a final score of 44-14. California School for the Deaf's offense might have been extra motivated to turn things around after difficulties scoring in its previous game.

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/9bMSd2k6YEqM7XJakR4vdQ/football-game-preview--california-school-for-the-deaf-vs-fresno-christian.htm

model-secondaryModel @ Thomas Jefferson Science & Technology

Model Secondary School for the Deaf (1-8) and Jefferson meet up on Friday this week after opposite experiences in their previous matchups. Jefferson claimed a 19-7 victory over Northern Virginia Kings two weeks ago. The win got Jefferson up to 1-7. As for Model Secondary School for the Deaf, it couldn't find its way onto the scoreboard two weeks ago and was given a 34-0 defeat at the hands of Indiana School for the Deaf.

Model Secondary School for the Deaf simply couldn't get anywhere, its offense only able to finish with 90 total yards. It will need to get some more yardage if it wants to take down Jefferson on Friday this week.

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/NyZg2CUFcESqOON5USuekw/football-game-preview--jefferson-vs-model-secondary-school-for-the-deaf.htm

riversideRiverside @ Hamilton

Hamilton (3-5) squares off against California School for the Deaf-Riverside (4-3) this Friday at 7:00 PM. This could be a nice opportunity for California School for the Deaf-Riverside as Hamilton has a 0-3 record at home.

Carnegie Schools-Riverside delivered Hamilton a harsh 49-0 defeat two weeks ago. Things were already looking bleak at the break as Hamilton was down 35-0.

As for California School for the Deaf-Riverside, it crushed Phoenix Day School for the Deaf last week, winning 58-22. With three TDs, senior Elijah Watters was a significant factor in the success.

The last time they met, Hamilton really took it to California School for the Deaf-Riverside, winning 49-14. This time, their match is expected to be much closer since they have similar state rankings (Hamilton at 1017th, California School for the Deaf-Riverside at 1006th).

Reprinted from MaxPreps - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/jjeQ8JQA0UWgg7wU__uHPQ/football-game-preview--hamilton-vs-california-school-for-the-deaf-riverside.htm

NM School for the Deaf football team overcomes barriers to step on the turf

By Lee Faria

new-mexicoALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Football is a game engrossed in sounds; the crack of the pads, the sirens that follow a score, the whistle marking a first down.

So imagine stepping onto the turf not being able to hear any of it, and still finding a path to victory. That’s the reality for the New Mexico School for the Deaf Roadrunners.

Despite not being able to take in the atmosphere around them through their ears – the head coach, the officials, the crowd – they still work and play the game they love on a daily basis.

Read more: http://www.kob.com/sports/nm-school-for-the-deaf-football-team-overcomes-barriers-to-step-on-the-turf/4645701/

Source: KOB 4

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