Latest High school football News

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

Jun. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled...

Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55

Jun. 22, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who was part of one of the most celebrated defenses in NFL history with the Baltimore Ravens, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death. The cause of death was not immediately available....

Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26

Jun. 22, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech and then played the past three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26. Police said Wednesday the cause of death was still to be determined. “On June 21, 2022,...

Former standout football player Robert Alexander dies at 64

Jun. 09, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Former NFL player and West Virginia University standout Robert Alexander has died. He was 64. Alexander died Tuesday after being found unresponsive at his St. Albans home, Lt. B.J. Perry of the St. Albans police department said. “Robert was...

Bob Talamini, member of Jets' Super Bowl team, dies at 83

Jun. 05, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

Bob Talamini, an offensive lineman on the New York Jets' Super Bowl-winning team in 1969 after eight seasons with the Houston Oilers, died May 30. He was 83. Citing his family, the Jets announced Talamini's death on their website Saturday night. No cause of death was provided, but an...

Mother of high school player who died sues Joplin district

May. 25, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a Joplin High School football player is suing the school district over his death after he suffered breathing problems during a football practice. Kadin Roberts-Day, a sophomore, died on Sept. 4, 2019, after suffering a medical emergency during...

Lo van Pham honored to be first Asian American official

May. 19, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

Lo van Pham’s journey to the NFL began when he fell in love with sports upon arriving in Texas after living in refugee camps with his family. More than 40 years later, van Pham is set to become the first Asian American to officiate in the NFL. “I never dreamed...

Man pleads to homicide in 2019 shooting outside stadium

May. 18, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to homicide in a shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania stadium during the closing minutes of a high school football game more than 2 1/2 year ago. Court records indicate that a guilty plea was recorded Tuesday for Greg Harper,...

Panthers hope Barnes' speed translates to football field

May. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kalon “Boogie” Barnes is a flat-out burner. The biggest question facing the Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback is whether his elite speed translates to a successful NFL career. Barnes ran a 4.23 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in...

Gavin Greene guided by late dad's memory as tryout with Jets

May. 08, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gavin Greene always imagined celebrating this moment with his famous father by his side. Life had other plans. Kevin Greene is still there, though — forever — as the late Pro Football Hall of Famer's son pursues his NFL dream as a tryout...