Young breaks Mungro's record
Congrats to Jeremiah Young of Steel-High in Steelton, Pa., who broke James Mungro's career state rushing record this weekend in a 49-16 win over Camp Hill. Young needed just 65 yards to top Mungro's total of 8,432 yards. He had more than 100 yards rushing in the first half and finished the contest with 138 yards. Young currently has 8,505 yards for his career.
• Here's a look at the All-Europe high school football team selections courtesy of The Stars and Stripes. These players deserve special mention as the children of the brave men and women that are stationed all over the world honoring and defending our country. A special shout out to Baumholder's Fred Styles, who we actually had the pleasure of hosting at both the Nike Combine in Atlanta and the Ohio State Nike Camp this spring. A speedy 5-foot-9, 160-pound wide receiver/cornerback, Styles can really play and hopefully some college can overlook where he's been playing for the past few years and see what he could be in the next few down the road. Styles put up a 38.7-inch vertical jump at the Atlanta Nike Combine, one of the best marks at the event that had nearly 1,300 participants.
• The New York Times takes a closer look at New Jersey power and FAB 50 No. 18 Don Bosco Prep, whose increased profile on the field has led to increased applications and academic standards.
• A great follow-up story by The Pantagraph on former University High (Bloomington, Ill.) standout Peter Buchignani, who blew up at the '04 Iowa Nike Camp, where he posted the top SPARQ Rating. Buchignani turned down Division I offers and took the road less traveled, heading to Princeton, where he's now a senior and three-year starter.
• A good column by Kevin Cooper of The Natchez Democrat about who high school football is really for. "The game wasn't about the fans; it was about the dozens of football players, cheerleaders and band members who had worked so hard to get there. We stayed until the clock hit zero and cheered the team as they left the field."
• The sad but yet inspiring story of Ricky Gibson, a 15-year old sophomore from Maranacook Community High School in Maine from Ray Routhier of The Portland Press Herald. In September, the 15-year-old player for Maranacook Community High School was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor, and when the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling, Gibson thought not of himself, but of his teammates and school, choosing to have lights and bleachers installed at his school's home field instead of racing with a NASCAR driver or going to meet his favorite football player. The hope is to get the lights up and running by the end of the month, and Ricky plans to be there to flip the switch.