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ScoreStream National 25 on January 27, 2015

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

This week brings an interesting twist to the rankings. Last weeks #8 Hamilton of Memphis, TN, who was previously undefeated, forfeited 15 of their 17 wins due to use of an ineligible player. While those are still on court wins and they deserve to be honored for them, it must be taken into account. One of those wins was against last week’s #4 Oak Hill Academy. With Oak Hill Academy now moving to 32-0 with major on court wins against ranked teams, we found it difficult not to move them to first place. If it were possible, Montverde Academy would be 1B! Right now they are definitely the front runners for the national title.

While Hamilton did forfeit those wins, their talent is impossible to deny. They remain in he ScoreStream National 25 for now!

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/27
1 4 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
2 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
3 5 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
4 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
5 6 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
6 10 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
7 12 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
8 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
9 14 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
10 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
11 3 Wheeler Marietta, GA
12 15 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
13 16 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
14 18 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
15 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
16 17 Callaway Jackson, MS
17 21 Wayne Huber Heights, OH
18 19 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
19 22 Plano West Plano West, TX
20 20 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 23 Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
22 11 Villa Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
23 8 Hamilton Memphis, TN
24 NR Roselle Catholic Roselle, NJ
25 NR La Lumiere LaPorte, IN

 

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ScoreStream National 25

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/21  Location
1 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
2 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
3 4 Wheeler Marietta, GA
4 5 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
5 6 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
6 8 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
7 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
8 10 Hamilton Memphis, TN
9 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
10 14 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
11 11 VIlla Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
12 16 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
13 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
14 19 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
15 18 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
16 17 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
17 NR Callaway Jackson, MS
18 20 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
19 21 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
20 25 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 NR Wayne Huber Heights, OH
22 NR Plano West Plano West, TX
23 NR Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
24 NR Archbishop Carroll Wayne, PA
25 NR Jonesboro Jonesboro, GA

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Major upsets throughout high school basketball

Martin Luther King Day weekend brought a ton of high profile basketball tournaments (HoopHall, Bass Pro ToC, Flyin’ To The Hoop…) and major upsets as well!

The weekend started off with the previously unranked Linden Tigers from Linden, NJ taking down the then #2 Roselle Catholic 75-61. Roselle Catholic proceeded to lose consecutive games, while Linden swept there tough schedule proving they were a team destined for national attention.

Some teams like Montverde Academy remained steady, winning their tournament schedule this weekend. However, the wild basketball upsets were capped off yesterday with #1 Findlay Prep losing to unranked Wayne (game recap here!).

You can read the USA Today analysis on how Wayne was able to withstand the offense onslaught of Findlay Prep here.

To see more of the scores and upsets from the USA Today Super 25, check out our scoreboard here: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/high-school-basketball-super-25-scoreboard

 

 

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High School Football Passing Records- A nod to Peyton Manning

 

Sunday night football kicked off at a crisp mid-60s in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Millions were tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos host the San Francisco 49ers. While the viewership is common for any Sunday night football broadcast, this night was special as Peyton Manning was biding to break Brett Favre’s passing touchdown record of 508.

Manning let there be no doubt he would break the record Sunday night as he started off the game seaming touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders and then Wes Welker. Each in the open field as if Manning’s offense had completely stifled a normally powerful 49ers defense.

Growing up as a Colt’s fan, I’ve had the pleasure to watch Manning evolve into the quarterback is currently is. I remember the excitement that would come every game day watching Manning pump-fake, step up in the pocket and nail Marvin Harrison. Harrison’s lightning ability as a receiver complimented Manning much like Demaryius Thomas and the rest of the Bronco’s receiving core does now.

Watching Manning line up out of the shotgun with Demaryius Thomas out wide right, I could almost predict the pass was going to him. When Manning took the snap and turned right you could see Thomas get slight separation and Manning laced it with just enough space for Thomas to drag his feet as he hauled in the reception. While it was exciting to watch, it felt more right than invigorating. Manning’s hard work has been well documented throughout his career and getting to this point seemed inevitable.

As a nod to Peyton Manning’s amazing acomplishment last night, the ScoreStream group took a look at some high school passing records.You won’t see Manning’s name in any national high school football record books, which should motivate young athletes everywhere to work hard if their dream is to play! Below are some of the high school football passing records we found most impressive.

219- The record for career touchdown passes thrown set by Maty Mauk from 2008-11. Think about that number for a second: 219! Yes it’s the NFL, but it took over 16 seasons for Peyton to reach the touchdown record of 509. In just 4 seasons oh Ohio high school football Mauk was able to reach almost half of that number!

What’s more impressive is that the record for second is 34 touchdown passes behind him! Mauk is currently in college playing for Missouri Tigers. It will take a lot for this record to ever be beaten!

15- The most touchdown passes thrown in a single game set by Arthur Smith in 1921. In a time when football wasn’t about spread offenses and passing, Arthur Smith somehow managed to throw 15 touchdown passes in a game. We aren’t even sure what to say. Instead, we will stand back, give him a standing ovation and shrug! You, sir, have  more passing touchdowns than the person closest to you. If this is ever broken, we hope to see the game.

91- The most touchdown passes thrown in a season set by Corey Robinson. Isn’t Kentucky known for basketball?! Corey Robinson didn’t care in the 2007 season as he put up 91 passing touchdowns against opponents! Another record that blows away the next closest which is 77, it will take an impressive season to break. Robinson better have been homecoming king, as he provided the team with 546 points through the air (extra points not included)!

18,932- The most career passing yards set by Maty Mauk from 2008-11. It’s not surprising the see Mauk back here knowing that he also holds the record for passing touchdowns. Fun fact, in his high school career the amount of yards thrown by Maty Mauk translates to nearly 11 miles, or the length of over 63 football fields. That’s a lot of space Mauk covered!

A more interesting fact, Maty Mauk dethroned none other than his brother Ben Mauk from the most career yards record. Ben held that record from 2002 until his brother passed him in 2011. Ben is still nearly 2,000 yards in front of second place!

The Mauk’s may be considered the Manning’s of high school football!

Make sure you catch the playoffs and the remaining high school football season on our free app. Download the app here: Itunes or Google Play

Comment below and let us know your favorite record or who to watch as they go towards breaking a record!

 

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St. John Bosco at JSerra preview

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With a huge matchup coming up tonight, us football fanatics at ScoreStream wanted to take a deeper look at why the St. John Bosco at JSerra Catholic matchup is so special.

On the surface it’s easy to see why this is exciting: St. John Bosco is near the top of every national rankings (including 5th on our ScoreStream ranks, 8th in USA Today Super 25, and 1st in Fox Sports West CIF-SS rankings) and JSerra is off to its second 6-0 start in team history. JSerra is on the cusp on national rankings and after an impressive win against Santa Margarita last week where they had to put up 21 in the 4th quarter to win, it is clear they will give Bosco a tough game at home. St. John Bosco’s hope for an undefeated season ended early with a loss against the nation’s #1 Bishop Gorman Gaels, but they are on 18 game winning streak against other California teams.

How these teams continue to win isn’t too different. Both teams have a Junior running back that is putting up massive big numbers! JSerra’s rusher, Edward Vander, has reached over 900 rushing yards and totaled 17 touchdowns in the first six games. Vander is putting up an impressive 10 yards per carry and over 150 yards per game. In order to win, the Bosco Braves will need to find a way to slow this Lion down.

On the other side of the field, Junior Sean Mcgrew is coming off his best game of the season posting 119 yards and a touchdown in the Braves’ win against the then #1 Mater Dei squad. While he’s been given the rock over 14 times a game and averages just over 100 yards per game. While Mcgrew’s work is impressive, his biggest importance comes in balancing out the dangerous Braves’ offense.

The X-factor: Prolific St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen.

Rosen, a UCLA commit, is the highest ranked QB and number 2 on the Rivals250. He is regarded as one of the most polished offensive players in high school football right now and has kept his Braves competitive in every game that he is under center. Rosen spreads the ball around to an impressive upper-class led receiving core where nine different players have receiving touchdowns.

In order for the JSerra Lions to win this game, they will need to pressure Rosen early and contain the receiving group. Will they be able to keep their undefeated season alive or will the Braves streak against California based teams continue? We are excited to see!

If you can’t make the game you can follow the action in real-time on our free app. Download the app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

The game link is here: http://scorestream.com/games/boys-high-school-varsity-football/st-john-bosco-braves-vs-jserra-catholic-lions/oct-18-2014?gameId=80764

If you’re at the game, make sure to share pictures for fans everywhere!

 

 

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How ScoreStream Came To Be

I grew up in the area east of Los Angeles commonly referred to as the Inland Empire. More specifically, I grew up in the city of Rialto. When I was growing up, we had a local superstar athlete who many thought would go on to future success. His name was Ronnie Lott (@RonnieLottHOF). He did in fact go on to become famous after attending Eisenhower High School, first at USC and then later as a Hall of Fame player with the San Francisco 49ers.

My high school, Eisenhower, was not only the home to players like Ronnie Lott, but the entire Inland Empire sent many players on to careers in a variety of professional sports and continues to do so to this day. Another Eisenhower alumni, Ryan Clady (@RyanClady), is currently the left tackle for the Denver Broncos.

As a kid growing up in the Inland Empire, my Saturday ritual included waking up in the morning and reading through the write-ups of all the high school football games from the previous night. It was part of what gave you a sense of what was happening in your community. Unfortunately, as time has passed, the newspaper industry in many places has simply been unable to continue to cover many local teams. The interest of the fans has never disappeared, just the newspapers and journalists that covered it. While that is not the case in every city, and certainly not in most of the state of Texas, it is the case in many places that even to this day produce some of the top athletes in the world, like the Inland Empire.

We started ScoreStream with a couple of pretty simple ideas. First, fans are both willing and able to share the scores of their teams with other fans. Second, we felt that we could harness the power of social media and smartphones, to capture the scores and conversations about games and provide a way for fans to follow the action in real-time. Third, we felt that models like Wikipedia and Waze provided a framework that could be leveraged to capture the majority of the 7,000 high school football games that happen every weekend in fall.

So how has that worked out?

Our first year we managed to score roughly 2,000 games across the country with a few of us testing this idea. We worked with The Mighty 1090 (@Mighty1090) in San Diego and Prep2Prep (@Prep2PrepSports) in the Bay area, both of whom remain great partners to this day.

Building on this we really started to focus on building the framework to expand coverage nationally on a real time basis. While it wasn’t always pretty, we did manage to score roughly 20,000 games that second year. Like the first year, we learned a ton and based on how fast we were growing, we managed to establish some pretty impressive partnerships that I will share in my next post.

This last off season, we did a ton of core work to try to truly cover the country in real-time and deliver on the original idea we had two seasons ago. We still have a lot of work to do, but I can’t tell you how excited we were this last weekend when we covered over 4,800 games this last weekend which you can see in this map. Stay tuned for more next week!

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