While other high schools were getting ready for playoff games Friday, Shelby County Schools football players, who weren’t allowed to play due to coronavirus, were lacing up for the very first time this season, at a combine.
Ray shared a video explaining the decision on Twitter, saying despite collaborative efforts in the district and locally to reduce the spread of COVID-19, there is “still far too much uncertainty to move forward with athletic practices and competitions.”
The 18th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School Football All-Star Game named its two head coaches today. Douglass High’s Preston Harris will lead the Blue Team while Fairley’s Gene Robinson will coach the Red.
The Memphis chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored 11 high school seniors and two college seniors from the University of Memphis and Rhodes at its annual Black Tie Dinner on the Rhodes College Campus on Monday night.
The college football early signing period was busy for Memphis area schools. Multiple high school football players in the area signed national letters of intent with top college football programs on Wednesday.
The nation’s top ranked inside linebacker is now a Georgia Bulldog. Nakobe Dean, the 2018 MS Gatorade Player of the Year, chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama during the early national signing period on Wednesday.
Whitehaven High School football’s reputation as a pipeline for top college football programs is strong after another successful national signing day. Five Tigers signed to Division I schools during the early national signing period on Wednesday.