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ScoreStream’s Players to Watch-Gavin Wale

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In every football game, the offense is inevitably going to find itself in a tough position. Usually that is somewhere along the lines of 4th down and out of field goal range. In this situation, coaches call their special teams over and prepare the punt unit for the next play. Statistically speaking, your average professional football team will punt the ball 3-7 times per game. In Division 1 College football that number could be anywhere from 4-9 punts per game and up to 10+ times for some of the more offensively challenged high school teams. In these situations, you want to have a guy that can boot the skin off the ball. This is where Gavin Wale comes in. Gavin is one of the top ranked punters in the entire Country! He has been ranked as high as the #1 prospect for the class of 2019. Before his last kick hit the ground, ScoreStream was able to reach out to Gavin for a short Q&A.

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SS: How did you begin playing sports?

GW: I began playing soccer when I was three. It was there that I realized I had quite the leg and knack for kicking. Since then, I’ve tried just about every sport in the book and ended up kicking footballs.

SS: If you weren’t playing football, what would be your go to sport/activity?

GW: If I wasn’t playing football, I would definitely still be playing soccer. I always dreamed of playing in a World Cup.

SS: Suppose the other team calls a time-out before a field goal attempt, how do you keep your cool?

GW: I think of every kick as a competition against the other team’s kicker. It helps make the situation seem much smaller than it actually is, regardless of the pressure.

SS: It’s game day, what is your go to method for getting in the zone?

GW: Throughout the day, I try to take a few moments to close my eyes and visualize myself doing everything I can to help the team win. Before the game, I listen to music to keep myself focused…”In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins is a classic for me.

🏈 Check out Gavin’s youtube account here to see some of his kicking highlights 🏈

SS: What lessons have you learned from playing that you carry along in every day life?

GW: Between kicking and football, I have learned that nothing will ever be given to you. Everything in life is earned and there is NEVER an excuse to not be the hardest working guy out on the field, or in life.

SS:Do you practice your tackling during practice?

GW: Sometimes I try and jump in during drills, but usually I’m off perfecting things with my long snapper.

 

If you enjoyed reading this make sure to keep up with Gavin and the high school scores at Coronado High School on ScoreStream this year! You can follow him @gavin_wale on Twitter.

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Playoff and Bowls Game Forecast

Playoffs and bowl games are upon us! Now wins mean everything, and it’s time teams leave. With an impressive 80.6% correct on the season, it may seem like Pinko has Florida football figured out, but playoffs are a different beast, anything can happen!

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his Playoff picks here!

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

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Muck Bowl

There’s an area of Florida where the soil is so rich with nutrients that the consistency is almost like muck. While that area is known for the rich soil and the large amount of cane sugar grown in it, muck isn’t the only thing Western Palm Beach County is recognized for.

With 12 football State Championships between them, Glades Central and Pahokee high school have a long standing rivalry and a bowl game named after the area- The Muck Bowl.

Just 10 miles apart, these two schools have a tradition of football excellence. As noted by 3 Fish Productions in their documentary “The Muck Bowl”, it was reported that Glades Central had produced the more current NFL players than any other high school. While smaller, Pahokee had big names to boast about too. It’s storied that the boys in that area get stronger not only through practice, but also by chasing rabbits through the fields.

Since the playoff era beginning in 1963, Glades Central has made 31 playoff appearances and Pahokee has made 26. Each number is extremely impresive and this was best seen during a stretch in the 2000’s when either school seemed to be winning state titles or reaching the finals! The Muck bowl being a big step in defining their season resumes.

While Pahokee will miss the playoffs this year, you can expect a tough game and a huge crowd for this year’s Muck Bowl. A tradition that brings in sell out crowds and defines the true Friday Night Lights’ experience.

You can follow this exciting Muck Bowl tradition on the free ScoreStream app (Download the app for free here: Itunes or Google Play) or here: http://scorestream.com/games/boys-high-school-varsity-football/pahokee-blue-devils-vs-glades-central-raiders/nov-08-2014?gameId=63354

Also make sure to follow @FlaHSFootball and see full Florida high school football coverage at FloridaHSfootball.com

– Information and history provided by Josh, the owner of FloridaHSfootball.com.

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WNEP Super 16 – Week 9

Will the giants ever fall? Six of the 16 teams teams in WNEP’s Super 16 remain undefeated at 9-0. While there may be six of them, two stand the tallest up top with Crestwood ranked first and North Schuylkill ranked second. Our friends at WNEP 16 are using ScoreStream to track all of the action, and you can follow along in real-time on the ScoreStream app!

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To see WNEP 16’s rankings click here!

Make sure to follow WNEP (Twitter- @WNEPSports) as the provide the most in-depth, exciting football coverage for the Scranton area in Pennsylvania.

 

WGNO Voodoo Athlete of the Week- Kendall Bussey

Nebraska has to be excited to see there star running back recruit, Kendall Bussey (@KBJ_5) from Newman high school, dominating New Orleans area football. He did more than dominate against Riverdale, he ran the game with three rushing touchdowns, one receiving TD, and one kickoff return TD leading Newman to a 56-33 win. You can see the game recap here!

See the rest of the article and WGNO’s highlights here!

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow WGNO- an ABC company (Twitter- @WGNOtv) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for New Orleans area and Louisiana high school football.

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 10 Game Forecast

210-38 for 84.7% correct. That is how well Joe Pinko did last week in his Game Forecast! With an impressive 80.8% correct on the season, it may seem like Pinko has Florida football figured out, but with teams making their playoff pushes, anything can happen! On top of their Playoff Watch, make sure to check out the weekly forecast where Pinko predicts the winner for each Florida high school football matchup.

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his picks here!

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

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The Top User Submitted Images- October 13-19

Another great week of high school sports images. Make sure you submit your team’s photos on our ScoreStream app so we can promote your team and fans! Leave us comments on which is your favorite high school and youth sports image.

1. There’s not a more amazing site than the sun setting as the Legacy Tigers and the Migue Contreras Cobras prepared for Friday Night Lights! (Game recap here.) Photo from user Tigerfootball45.

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2. The Soldotna Stars celebrate their third straight year winning the First National Bowl in Alaska Medium School action! (Game recap here.) Photo by user AlaskaPreps.com.

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3. Have to give love to the band who comes out to pump up the crowd and team up every game! Here’s a shot of the Bishop Alemany drum line and their team huddling around after a hard fought victory! (Game recap here.) Photo from user Bishop Alemany HS.

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4. When you win player of the game you get a sledgehammer? We aren’t sure but a Musselman Applemen of West Virginia posed with one and the game ball after their win against the Morgantown Mohigans! (Game recap here.) Photo from user Ganggreen.

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5. It was a black jerseys versus white jerseys throw down in Alaska as the Bartlett Golden Bears took on the South Anchorage Wolverines. The refs look like they are rooting for both teams! (Game recap here.) Photo from AlaskaPreps.com.

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6. Every little girl wants to be a cheerleader and this little Grayson Rams’ fan celebrates their Homecoming victory shutout with a currently cheerleader! (Game recap here.) Photo from user ScottHopkins.

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7. The Field Falcons of Mogadore,OH with a pumped-up entrance before their win against the Norton Panthers. This sort of excitement pumps us up! (Game recap here.) Photo by user ASAP_Louie00.

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8. In WNEP action, the Dunmore Bucks band lines up to get the crowd motivated during their win against Western Wayne Wildcats (Game recap here.) Photos from user Cholkom.

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9. The Regis Rams provided some festive October decorations for their Senior night game over JFK Trojans in Oregon football action! Best of luck to all Seniors moving on past their high school sports career. (Game recap here.) Photo from user @Dheuberger.

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10. When those Friday Night Lights turn on and the opening kick off is about to happen, everything else just goes away! The Southern Columbia Tigers get ready for their opening kickoff against the Lewisburg Green Dragons. The Tigers prevailed in the Friday Pennsylvania action. (Game recap here.) Photo by user Twilcox30.

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11. Soccer playoffs are in full swing and it was a shootout in Nashville, TN as the Cane Ridge Ravens edge out the Overton Bobcats 6-5. Amazing pic of first half action! (Game recap here.) Photo by user Bobcatbeat.

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12. It was a hard fought game in Ohio football action as the Fredericktown Freddies narrowly defeated the Centerburg Trojans. Our users got in close and brought us some amazing game action shots! (Game recap here.) Photo by user @John_Wareham.

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13. Love the intense crowd for high school volleyball Sectional action in Colorado Springs, CO as he Pine Creek Eagles defeat the Rampart Rams to move forward. 

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Remember to post your images on our free ScoreStream app every week so we can highlight your team!

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WNEP super 16

WNEP Super 16 – Week 8

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Follow WNEP (Twitter- @WNEPSports) as the provide the most in-depth, exciting football coverage for the Scranton area in Pennsylvania.

Crestwood and North Schuylkill continue to dominate the top spots with undefeated records! Will anyone dethrone them before the season is over? Our friends at WNEP 16 are using ScoreStream to track all of the action to find out. Check out their Scranton area, Pennsylvania high school football rankings in their weekly Super 16.

To see WNEP 16’s rankings click here!

Want to follow high school football in real-time? Download the app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 9 Game Forecast

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

Teams are grinding down in Florida high school football as we get close to the playoffs. On top of their Playoff Watch, Joe Pinko has put together a weekly forecast where he predicts the winner for each Florida high school football matchup. Last week he registered a 209-39 record for 84.3% correct!

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his picks here!

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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!

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