Tuesday notes

October, 21, 2008
• Fresh off a big win over Plano that vaulted Allen into the FAB 50 this week, Eagles junior QB Matt Brown is already talking about a rematch with No. 1 Euless Trinity.

 Tom Hauck
 Kevin Newsome is still deciding where to play next season.
• Good to hear that promising quarterback prospect Kevin Newsome is doing well at Hargrave Military Academy. Newsome, a gifted and athletic 6-foot-3, 220-pounder, enrolled at Hargrave after spending his first three years at Western Branch High in Chesapeake, Va. It will be interesting to see where he ends up after decommitting from Michigan a few months back, but it sounds like Virginia Tech is a possibility. Keep an eye out for his younger brother Keevon, who is a promising junior LB/TE at Churchland High in Portsmouth.

• Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald takes a look at the recent trend of young head coaches at Dade and Broward County high schools. Navarro points to the slim salaries that coaches are paid in the area and how many of the established veterans have moved onto higher-paying jobs elsewhere. A quote from Cypress Bay head coach Mark Guandolo is also important to take into account regarding high school coaching. ''It's more than just football,'' said Guandolo, a 22-year veteran. "Dade and Broward are tough places to grow up. There have been a lot of great coaches who have set a lot of young men on the right track. I don't want to imagine where we'd be without them."

• Sometimes things get taken way too far in the name of a sport that is supposed to be a game. I'm pretty sure there's nothing in the Bible about girls playing football

• Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll junior quarterback Blake Bell continues to make a strong push for Junior All-American honors. Bell was 18-of-26 for 267 yards and five TDs (one rushing) in just over one half of play in a 54-6 victory over West High on Friday. For the season so far, the 6-6 210-pounder has 2,061 yards passing and 33 touchdowns, with just three interceptions.

• Tampa Plant and Elite 11 QB Aaron Murray will have season-ending surgery Friday, reports The Tampa Tribune. Murray finishes his amazing high school career with 79 touchdown passes in just 19 starts.



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