High school football game has one of the most insane endings ever (Video)

AM-Consolidated-endingOne of the first high school football games of the 2013 season brought us one of the most incredible endings you will ever see on Friday night. Two Texas schools, Copperas Cove and A&M Consolidated, played down to the wire until the game was decided with literally one second remaining in regulation.

Copperas Cove kicked a field goal to take the lead with just a tick left on the clock in the fourth quarter. Had the scoreboard operator touched the button to stop the clock a second later, the Bulldawgs would have won. Instead, they had to kick the ball back to A&M Consolidated. Naturally, they went with a squib kick.

And then a miracle happened. With a couple of huge blocks, a lateral and some incredible east-to-west running, A&M Consolidated took the squib for a touchdown and won 44-41. Between the ending of the century and the incredible touchdown run we saw from a Michigan recruit last week, the 2013 season is off to a remarkable start.

H/T Bob’s Blitz

Michigan recruit Jabrill Peppers has incredible touchdown run (Video)

Jabrill-Peppers-touchdown-runMichigan recruit Jabrill Peppers is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the nation and No. 1 at his position, which is cornerback. After watching his incredible touchdown run from Tuesday, you would never know it.

During a scrimmage for his high school, Paramus Catholic in New Jersey, Peppers ripped off one of the most amazing runs you will ever see. It instantly reminded me of Marshawn Lynch’s beast mode touchdown against the Saints back in the 2010 NFL playoffs. The youngster broke eight tackles en route to the end zone and executed a vintage spin move.

Michigan may have to consider giving Peppers a chance at running back in addition to corner, although we know how rare that is at the collegiate level. Running skills like that are tough to ignore.

H/T SB Nation

High school cheerleader Montia Marie Parker charged with prostituting classmate

Montia-Marie-Parker-mugshotAn 18-year-old Hopkins High School (Minn.) student named Montia Marie Parker has been arrested and charged with two felonies after she allegedly convinced a 16-year-old classmate to perform acts of prostitution. According to KARE 11, Parker has been charged with second degree sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution.

A criminal complaint reportedly stated that Parker had a conversation with her cheerleading teammates — one of who is the victim — on March 1 about finding a way to make money. Someone allegedly told the 16-year-old girl that she could earn money by performing oral sex on men, and investigators say she was contacted by Parker via Facebook shortly thereafter.

The victim says Parker asked her to send pictures over Facebook that were “not too nasty but kinda cute” and that Parker then used the photos for an ad on Backpage.com.

On March 5, the victim claims she received a text message from Parker directing her to leave school and meet her at her car. The 16-year-old, Parker and two other girls drove to an apartment where the victim performed oral sex on a man in exchange for $60. Parker allegedly kept the money and deposited it into her bank account and gave none to the victim.

Prosecutors say Parker instructed the girl, who is said to have “cognitive impairments” that leave her vulnerable, to leave school again the next day and tried to convince her to have vaginal sex with another man. She reportedly did not want to and offered oral sex instead, but the client turned it down and Parker and the teen left with no money.

The victim’s mother reportedly brought the scandal to light when she was contacted by the school on March 5 and informed of her daughter’s unexcused absence. She later checked her daughter’s cell phone and discovered text messages between her and Parker. Parker admitted to prostituting the teen when questioned by authorities.

Where do we begin with this one? Parker’s alleged actions are wrong on so many levels that it’s tough to know where to start. We have heard plenty of alarming stories about prostitution in the past, but this one is definitely one of the more disturbing.

High school yearbook has horrible typo: ‘Congrats to our Home Run Hitler’


High school athletes are sometimes viewed as heroes. Whether it’s the quarterback who throws a touchdown pass to lead his team to a state championship or the basketball player who drains a three at the buzzer to beat a cross-town rival, it’s easy to why athletes tend to hog the spotlight in high school. But you know who deserves more credit? The yearbook committee.

Without a diligent yearbook staff, disasters like the one you see above that was posted on Reddit can occur. Because of an unfortunate typo, some Class of 2013 slugger has a new nickname — “Home Run Hitler.”

There are no do-overs. Instant replay isn’t going to save the day. In 2063, everyone will be asking if “Home Run Hitler” is making an appearance at the 50th high school reunion. If you ask me, yearbook committee members might as well be chemists.

H/T Deadspin

George Lopez offers to buy San Fernando High School’s rings if they win LA city championship

George LopezGeorge Lopez is adding some incentive for his alma mater. The comedian told members of San Fernando (Calif.) High School’s baseball team after their playoff game on Wednesday that he would buy their championship rings if they win the city championship.

Lopez, a San Fernando native who briefly played for the school’s baseball team, attended the school’s LA City Division I semifinal playoff game against Banning (Wilmington, Calif.) High School at USC’s Dedeaux Field on Wednesday. San Fernando won the game 8-4 to advance to the city championship game on Saturday against Cleveland (Reseda, Calif.) High School at Dodger Stadium.

Alex Ubeda of Inside the Diamond attended the game and tells LBS that Lopez joined the team in the dugout after the win, took photos with the players, and promised he would buy them their rings if they bring home the championship.

“Let’s keep the tradition going, you win on Saturday, you already know,” Lopez told the players, per Ubeda. “Let’s get them rings.”

The tradition to which he was referring came two years ago when San Fernando beat national powerhouse Chatsworth 8-6 in the city finals to win their second city championship in school history. Lopez also bought the team their rings in 2011. Those rings cost $400 each and the kids wouldn’t have been able to afford them otherwise.

Lopez is easily the team’s most well-known fan (and el mas chingon). He even played in the school’s alumni game in February, so you can bet he’ll be there on Saturday.

Here’s a look at Lopez at the game:

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Son of Biff from ‘Back to the Future’ emerging as high school pitcher

Tommy Wilson Notre Dame pitcher

Tommy Wilson, the son of the actor who played “Biff” in the “Back to the Future” movies, is emerging as a pitcher for a high school in Los Angeles.

Wilson is a junior pitcher for Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) High School, and he threw five scoreless innings during a wild-card playoff game against Riverside North on Tuesday. The youngster struck out eight in the Knights’ 6-1 victory.

According to Los Angeles Times high school sports reporter Eric Sondheimer, Wilson started off the season as a long reliever and has gone 3-1 since getting a chance to start a few weeks ago.

“I just kept working as hard as I could in the bullpen,” Wilson told The Times. “After I got out of the first inning, I felt real good.”

Wilson has been pretty dominant, too. According to his profile on Max Preps, Wilson entered Tuesday’s game with a 1.68 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched. He allowed just 20 hits, eight runs and eight walks while striking out 44.

Wilson’s father, Thomas F. Wilson, apparently kept a low profile at the game.

“He must increase and I must decrease,” Thomas Wilson joked to Sondheimer. “Fortunately, he got his mother’s athletic prowess and his father’s good looks.”

Hopefully he avoided all the manure trucks on the way home from the game.

Wilson’s YouTube channel lists him at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. His profile says his fastball is consistently in the mid-80s and that he also throws a cutter, change-up, and curveball.

Wilson’s Notre Dame squad will face Agoura High School in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday.

Notre Dame has also produced Major Leaguers Giancarlo Stanton, Brendan Ryan, Brett Hayes, Chris Dickerson, and former Cy Young winner Jack McDowell. Maybe one day Wilson will join the group.

Below you can take a look at his pitching skills video:

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High school water polo player pushes opponent into pool during handshakes (Video)

Water-Polo-shoveDoes this type of thing happen all the time? I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a damn thing about water polo — let alone high school water polo — but this video infatuates me.

According to the Miami Herald, there was a lot of “physical play” during a recent state championship match between St. Thomas Aquinas and Belen Jesuit. That apparently spilled over into the handshake line after the match, where a Belen player was seen shoving an Aquinas player into the pool.

Am I stunned that a player shoved another player into the pool like that? Not really. What does strike me as hilarious is that no one even flinched when it happened. The two dudes behind the one who got tossed just kept doing what they were doing and pretended like the kid jumped into the pool on his own because his leg was on fire or something. Actually, if his leg was on fire there probably would have been some enthusiasm from his teammates.

This isn’t the first time we have seen funny business in the handshake line (see: coach tripping 13-year-old player) and it won’t be the last. That being said, the delayed reaction makes me believe this is standard procedure for water polo. Someone pisses you off, you push them in the pool after the match — it’s that simple.

H/T Deadspin