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MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week
For the week of Feb. 8-14

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7 Sets Played

Kills: 23
Kills/Game: 3.29
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 3.43
Receptions: 24
Rcpt/Game: 3.43
Aces: 3
Blocks: 2

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at
Arch Manning is HIGHSCORE High School Football Freshman Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Arch Manning is MaxPreps High School Football Freshman Player of the Year
Video: Arch Manning 2019 highlights
Watch MaxPreps Freshman of the Year pile up many of his 34 touchdown passes.

Playing varsity football as a freshman is a major accomplishment. Starting as a ninth-grader is amazing.

But starting at quarterback? The most important position on the field. Stunning.

Add in the fact that his name — and bloodlines — are linked to football royalty and it's rather remarkable that Arch Manning, of Newman (New Orleans), pulled off what he did in 2019. The polished 6-foot-2, 175-pound signal-caller threw for 2,407 yards and 34 touchdowns, according to, leading the Greenies to a 9-2 record. He also rushed for six touchdowns.

All of it adds up to Manning being selected the MaxPreps National Freshman Player of the Year.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
The grandson of Archie Manning and nephew of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, Arch was impressive from the get-go, completing 24-of-34 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in his season debut, a 41-15 win over Lusher (New Orleans).

The following week, he threw for 211 yards and three more scores and in a 48-21 win over Riverside Academy (La.), he threw for 289 yards and five touchdowns.

Archie Manning said Arch is better at this stage than Peyton or Eli, who also attended Newman where each played junior varsity as freshmen. Arch Manning is second Louisiana native to win MaxPreps national Freshman of the Year, the other being Dylan Moses (Lawrence Lab) in 2013, and the sixth quarterback.

Past MaxPreps National Freshmen Players of the Year

HIGHSCORE/WBCA Players of the Week: January 18-24 - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/WBCA Players of the Week: January 18-24
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its High School Players of the Week presented by MaxPreps and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Player of the Week honors are awarded to a deserving student-athlete who demonstrated outstanding play in her respective region of the country. Head coaches submit nominations each week and the WBCA selects the individual based on stats that were submitted.

The WBCA leads, serves and unites coaches of women's basketball for the good of the game and those who play it.

Here are this week's honorees:

Region 1:
Avery Burns, Nauset Regional (North Eastham, Mass.)

Region 2:
Montana Paul, Halifax (Pa.)

Region 3:
Cate Carlson, Catholic (Virginia Beach, Va.)

Region 4:
Lilliann Frasure, North Judson-San Pierre (North Judson, Ind.)

Region 5:
Cady Pauley, Milan (Mo.)

Region 6:
Hayleigh Breland, Stone (Wiggins, Miss.)

Region 7:
Leslie Luna, Wendover (Utah)

Region 8:
Rhys Cannava, Soldotna (Alaska)

Region 9:
Bella Vinson, Coffee County Central (Manchester, Tenn.)

To obtain a coach's login or for questions about our player of the week programs, please contact Aaron Hendricks (E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: (530)313-5158)
Donovan Clingan named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Donovan Clingan named 2020-21 MaxPreps Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Donovan Clingan of Bristol Central (Bristol) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Connecticut High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 7-foot-1, 255-pound junior helped the Rams go 15-0 en route to the program's first Central Connecticut Conference championship since 2003.

Clingan averaged 27.3 points, 17.2 rebounds, 5.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per contest this season. He averaged 36 points and 26.3 rebounds in three CCC tournament games.

In Bristol Central's 69-68 overtime victory against East Catholic in the CCC title game, Clingan finished with 33 points, 26 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists. He capped that performance by knocking down the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining.

Regarded as the No. 45 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports, Clingan holds 18 college offers including Connecticut, Georgetown, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Syracuse among others.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
High school football: Unconventional Arkansas coach that never punts lands college head coaching gig - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Unconventional Arkansas coach that never punts lands college head coaching gig
Kevin Kelley approached and accomplished things on the high school football field few have ever done. The Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) head football coach announced Thursday he was leaving his post to take the same job at NCAA FCS program Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

The nine-time state champion has earned national attention for his statistical-driven, no-punt, high risk-high reward approach while piling up head-spinning numbers at the small (1,221 enrollment K-12), private, independent school in central Arkansas.

The 51-year-old's revolutionary offenses and methods were featured on segments of 60 Minutes, HBO's Real Sports and NFL Films and he once was a guest speaker at MIT. He was a pioneer of analytics in the high school game.

In 18 seasons, he boasted a record of 216-29-1 and was recently inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame.

His rise in fame coincided with the invention of numbers-driven and he quickly became the poster coach for entering team and individual statistics. His teams often ranked near or at the top of all offensive categories.
Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy
File photo by Rickey Miller
Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy
Among the Bruins' remarkable feats since 2004:

* Scoring more than 600 points 13 times and at least 700 seven times, topped out at 790 in 2019 and 789 in 2011.

* That 2011 squad was his only team to finish 15-0. Three other times the Bruins went unbeaten including his final season in 2020 (13-0), the only time they finished No. 1 in the MaxPreps Arkansas computer rankings. They finished ranked second in 2008, 2016 and 2019 and No. 3 in 2011.

* In all but one season (2009), they averaged more than 500 yards per game, while once clearing the 600-yard plateau in 2019. That year, they averaged a ridiculous 648 yards, 439 through the air and 209 on the ground.

* Average yards per game per year since 2010: 529, 537, 513, 556, 516, 581, 550, 571, 597, 648 and 579.

* Points per game since 2014: 50.2, 50.8, 47.8, 56.0, 50.2, 56.4 and 50.7.

* In a 2017 game, the Bruins pilled up what was then a national record 991 total yards during an 86-56 win over Little Rock Christian Academy. Layne Hatcher set a state record with 745 yards passing to go along with nine touchdown passes.

Hatcher is one of the most prolific passers the country has ever seen. He's the state leader with 15,483 career passing yards.  But Hatcher is not nearly alone among Kelley's pupils.

A 2020 story by MaxPreps senior writer and historian Kevin Askeland highlighted that Kelley has coached 12 of the top 100 single-season passing yardage marks in history.
Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy's record-setting quarterback in 2017.
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Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy's record-setting quarterback in 2017.