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Prep Football Roundup - August 20, 2017

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indianaIndiana (1-0) 33 Traders Point Christian (0-1) 19

Sophomore Jared Beckler passed for 218 yards and ran for 41 yards to lead Indiana to a season opening win against Traders Point Christian. DJ Goodner led the defense with seven tackles.

ISD 21-6-6-0 = 33
TPC  0-6-7-6 = 19

PASSING: Jared Beckler 19-30-218-1-3, Kolton Dickerson 1-1-4-0-0.

RUSHING: Jared Beckler 6-41 TD, Kyle Jenkins 3-(-3), DJ Goodner 3-13, Jerrick Pothorski 2-12, Jared Spinale 3-(-2).

TOTAL YARDS: ISD 283 (222 Pass/61 Rush), TPC 294 (147 Pass/147 Rush).

RECEIVING: Jared Beckler 1-4, Kolton Dickerson 3-70, Kyle Jenkins 6-84, DJ Goodner 3-18, Jerrick Pothorski 2-5, Jared Spinale 4-25, Jerrell Edwards 1-16.

TACKLES: Jared Beckler 5, Terrell Mitchell 3, Kolton Dickerson 4, Maurice Mitchell 5, DJ Goodner 7, Jared Spinale 5, Jaylan Jefferson 4, Chase Kanable 8.

INT: Terrell Mitchell 1-0, Kyle Jenkins 1-17, Maurice Mitchell 1-0, Jared Spinale 1-10.

New Mexico School for the Deaf hopes to avoid injury bug

By James Barron

new-mexicoIf you ask the New Mexico School for the Deaf Roadrunners, they didn’t want the 2016 season to end before it began.

It was not yet a day after the Roadrunners finished their 6-man football scrimmage against the Vaughn Eagles when head coach James Litchfield III faced a dilemma no coach wants to face. A couple of injuries and a few concussions left NMSD with just eight healthy players to begin the season against Animas in a couple of weeks.

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Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

Football coach Keona Maki looking forward to first season at Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

By Katie O’Keefe

coloradoKeona Maki bleeds purple.

Not the kind of purple Coloradoans bleed when it comes to the Rockies, but the purple of the Washington Huskies.

His grandfather, Bruce D. Maki, Jr., attended UW and the Maki family has loved the Huskies ever since, according to Keona. It was his grandpa who inspired Keona Maki to want to coach. Maki, who was hired by the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind at the beginning of July, will be serving as a head coach for the first time.

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Source: The Gazette

Tennessee cancels football season

tennesseeTennessee School for the Deaf Athletic Director Luke Benson announced that the 8-man football season for 2017 has been cancelled due to not having enough players on the team. Benson assured that the football program will return for the 2018 season with the hopes of eventually fielding a 11-man team down the road.

*Video from Tennessee School for the Deaf Athletics Twitter account.


High school football preview: Class A at a glance

By Kyle Neddenriep

indianaIndiana Deaf (7-3): The Deaf Hoosiers have won at least seven games each of the past three seasons under Garrett Wooten. There are a lot of new faces in key positions. Junior receiver Kyle Jenkins had 11 catches for 287 yards and three touchdowns last year.

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Source: Indy Star

Leccese named Model football Head Coach

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Athletics is pleased to announce that Angelo Leccese has been hired as the new Interim Head Coach of the MSSD Football team.

Upon learning of previous Head Coach Michel Daze’s departure, Angelo Leccese was chosen to lead the MSSD football program onto the field. Angelo has been part of the MSSD Football program since 2015, as the Defensive Coordinator. On top of his coaching experience, Angelo is a proud team member of the 2010 – 2013 Gallaudet University Football team that went 9-1 and won the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Championship (ECFC). Football runs in his family, Angelo's brother, Peter Leccese is one of the football coaches at Indiana School for the Deaf.

Angelo shared few words with the MSSD community that he is extremely honored and proud to be named the Head Coach of MSSD Football. He is going to continue with the tradition of MSSD Football. He is looking forward to going to work and continuing to develop leaders and champions both on the football field and in the community.

MSSD Football players will report to the MSSD Football Training Camp which will begin on Monday, August 7th.

2017 Angelo Leccese MSSD FB HC
Model Football Head Coach Angelo Leccese. (Photo courtesy of MSSD Athletics)

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