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Aaliyah Moore named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Oklahoma High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Aaliyah Moore named 2020-21 MaxPreps Oklahoma High School Girls 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.

Aaliyah Moore of Moore is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Oklahoma High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2 senior forward led the Lions to a 16-9 record and the Class 6A west regionals.

Moore averaged 25.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game as a senior for head coach Brent Hodges.

Over her four-year career, Moore tallied 1,803 points, 882 rebounds and posted 71 double-doubles. She holds the school record for points in a game with 43.

The University of Texas signee is regarded as the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2021 according to ESPN. Moore was named a McDonald's All-American earlier this year.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
Aaliyah Moore piled up 71 double-doubles in her high school career.
Photo by Ron Lane
Aaliyah Moore piled up 71 double-doubles in her high school career.
North Carolina high school football: Schedule, scores for NCHSAA state championship games - HIGHSCORE
North Carolina high school football: Schedule, scores for NCHSAA state championship games
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will host eight football state championship games featuring 10 undefeated teams beginning Thursday at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University.

Four title games — 1A, 2AA, 3A, 4AA — will be hosted at North Carolina State's Finley Stadium starting Thursday with the 2AA contest between Salisbury (8-2) and St. Pauls (8-0). It concludes Saturday with the 4AA tilt between Rolesville (9-0) and the state's No. 1 ranked team, Zebulon B. Vance (9-1).

The other four championship games — 1AA, 2A, 3AA, 4A — will be played at North Carolina's Kenan Stadium, starting Thursday with the 3AA contest between a pair of 10-0 squads, Mount Tabor and Cleveland. Two Saturday games finish off the championships, concluding with the 2A game between Mountain Heritage (7-1) and Reidsville (9-0).

In all, the 16 teams have combined for records of 140 wins and just eight defeats. All eight games with be broadcast on the NFHS Network.

The NCHSAA was one of 15 states to bypass traditional fall football due to the pandemic. Of the 11 states that played football in the spring, only three opted for playoffs and to crown state champions. Virginia did so last week and North Carolina and Rhode Island wrap up football championships for the 2020-21 season this week.

Among the many standouts in the championship games is Havelock senior running back Kamarro Edmonds, a 5-foot-11, 227 pound senior who has rushed for 916 yards and 15 touchdowns in eight games. He's ranked the No. 16 senior in the state by 247Sports and headed to North Carolina.

Also a basketball star who averaged over 30 points per game this year, Reidsville senior wide receiver Breon Pass is ranked the state No. 28 senior recruit overall after catching 83 passes for more than 1,400 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career heading into this season.
Havelock senior running back Kamarro Edmonds has signed to the University of North Carolina.
File photo by Carin-Goodall Gosnell
Havelock senior running back Kamarro Edmonds has signed to the University of North Carolina.
NCHSAA Football Championships

1A
Full bracket can be found here - 2020-2021 Football Championships 1A
Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco: How to watch high school football's biggest game of the spring - HIGHSCORE
Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco: How to watch high school football's biggest game of the spring
The biggest high school football game of the spring is 7 p.m. Saturday when Southern California heavyweights Mater Dei (Santa Ana) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower) collide. It simply doesn't get any better.

The top two ranked teams in the Golden State have been pegged also among the top five squads in the country the last five years and would have been once more in 2020 had the season not been postponed to the spring due to the pandemic.

With no league, section or state playoffs offered, and Saturday being the last date football teams are allowed to play in the Southern Section, Bosco versus Mater Dei is billed as the unofficial state championship. Mater Dei is No. 1 in the state in the MaxPreps Top 25 California rankings and St. John Bosco is No. 2. 

But the Monarchs and Braves might as well be 1A and 1B.

A staggering 59 players in the game have either 3-star recruiting rankings — see all of them — and the recent history of the series is rich and compelling.

Normally, more than 5,000 fans would jam into Santa Ana Stadium, but only a little more than 1,000 will be allowed in due to social distancing precautions.
How to watch

What: High school football
Teams: Mater Dei (4-0) vs. St. John Bosco (5-0)
Date: Saturday, April 17 | Time: 7 p.m. PT
Location: Santa Ana Stadium (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Television/Streaming: FoxSportsGo
Marceese Yetts (5), Mater Dei running back
File photo by Louis Lopez
Marceese Yetts (5), Mater Dei running back
Matayo Uiagalelei (11), St. John Bosco tight end, defensive end
File photo by Heston Quan
Matayo Uiagalelei (11), St. John Bosco tight end, defensive end



High school girls basketball: GEICO Nationals schedule, preview - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball: GEICO Nationals schedule, preview
Handpicking a field to decide a national championship always draws debate. But the selection of the 2021 GEICO Girls High School Nationals left little or no room for argument as the four ranked teams are 75-0.

The two-day event, in conjunction with the 10-team boys GEICO Nationals, begins Friday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla. and features four of the top 11 teams in the MaxPreps Top 25, including No. 1 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) and second-ranked Westlake (Atlanta).

Ninth-ranked Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) and Utah 6A champion Fremont (Plain City), No. 11 in the country, round out the field, considered the best in the history of the year-end showcase. All four teams average better than 67 points per game, all allow less than 44, and each have won by average margins of more than 30 per contest.

All games will be nationally televised and all should be fiercely contested. Friday's semifinals pit Lake Highland Prep against Paul VI at 10:30 a.m. (ET), followed by Fremont and Westlake. The winners meet Saturday at 10.

"Simply put, the winner of the Saturday title game will assuredly be crowned the best team in the nation," MaxPreps girls basketball editor Clay Kallam wrote.

Here's a thumbnail view of each team, its top players and key statistics.
Fremont 6-5 sophomore Maggie Mandelson (44) averages 14.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
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Fremont 6-5 sophomore Maggie Mandelson (44) averages 14.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Lake Highland Prep (19-0)
Points per game: 67.4 | Points allowed: 33.2
Last played: Feb. 27, 84-30 win over Lincoln Park Academy (Fort Pierce) for Florida 4A state title
Key players: Kayla Blackshear (Alabama signee), Nyla Harris (Louisville commit), Stefanie Ingram (Central Florida commit)
Key stats/facts: Seven girls average between 7.4 and 12.1 (sophomore Eleecia Carter) ... Team shoots 47 percent from field, 39 percent on 3-pointers (140 of 360) ... Of 504 baskets, 270 assisted to go with 216 steals.

Westlake (20-0)
Points per game: 73.1 | Points allowed: 35.7
Last played: March 12, 64-46 win over Carrollton for Georgia AAAAAA state crown
Key players: Raven Johnson (McDonald's All-American, South Carolina commit), Snoop Turnage (Virginia Tech commit), Taniya Latson
Key stats/facts: Latson averages team best 23.2 points per game, Johnson 15.1 points, 5.8 assists and 3.7 steals ... Team shoots 52 percent from field and made 60-of-206 attempts on 3s (29 percent) ... Of 568 baskets, 291 assisted with 260 steals.

Paul VI (10-0)
Points per game: 75.1 | Points allowed: 44.2
Last played: Feb. 9, 68-66 win over Washington D.C. power St. John's
Key players: Lee Volker (Duke signee), Bella Perkins
Key stats/facts: Scored 110 points in second game of the year ... Pieced together schedule, including some 40-minute games to make up for shortened season ... Volker averages 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists .... Perkins leading scorer at 16.8 per game.

Fremont (26-0)
Points per game: 70.0 | Points allowed: 31.7
Last played: March 6, 63-43 win over Herriman for Utah 6A title
Key players: Emma Calvert (BYU commit), Maggie Mendelson, Timea Gardiner (Oregon State commit)
Key stats/facts: Six players at least 6-feet tall, including 6-4 senior Calvert (17.3 ppg), 6-5 sophomore Mandelson (14.3 ppg, 8.9 rebounds per game) and 6-3 junior Gardiner (13.5 ppg), likely be out with a knee injury ... Team shoots 49 percent from the field, including 34 percent on 3-pointers (157 of 466) ... Of 692 baskets, 474 assisted with 344 steals.

GEICO Girls Nationals schedule

Friday, April 2
Games on ESPNU, All times ET
10:30 a.m. — Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) vs. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
12:30 p.m. — Fremont (Plain City, Utah) vs. Westlake (Atlanta)

Saturday, April 3
Game on ESPN2
10 a.m. — Championship
High school football: Start dates for all 50 states - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Start dates for all 50 states
High school football across the country concluded its unique 2020-21 season earlier this month with state championship games in North Carolina and Rhode Island.

With COVID-19 numbers improving throughout the country, the 2021 season will not need a hyphen. All states have indicated intent for a traditional fall season, starting with preparation and non-league and conference games starting in the summer, and conclusion by the end of the calendar year.

More than half of the states have already set complete calendars, with start practice, season and playoff points, as as well as championship dates. Some of those are still pending state association and federation approval. Thirteen states have set partial dates, with a dozen currently still ironing out specific plans for all 2021-22 sports.

The following is an ongoing updated list of those dates. Please notify us with further updates or corrections via e-mail at [email protected] or by Twitter @MitchMashMax. Note: States with asterisk pending final approval.

Alabama
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Start of playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 1-3

Alaska

First practice: July 28 | First game: Aug. 13
Playoffs: Oct. 9 | Title games: Oct. 16-22

Arizona
First practice: July 26/2/9 | First game: Aug. 18/25/Sept. 1
Playoffs: Oct. 22 | Title games: TBD

Arkansas
First practice: Aug. 4 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

California
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 (sections), Dec. 3-4 (regionals) | Title games: Dec. 10-11

Colorado
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Nov. 6/13 | Title games: Nov. 27/Dec. 4

Connecticut
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 9
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Delaware
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

District of Columbia
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Florida
First practice: TBD | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Georgia
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 12 | Title games: Dec. 9-11
Lee County hopes to back to another 6A Georgia state title game after playing Buford in last season's finale.
File photo by Cecil Copeland
Lee County hopes to back to another 6A Georgia state title game after playing Buford in last season's finale.
Hawaii
First practice: TBD | First game: Aug. 6
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Idaho
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Nov. 19-20

Illinois
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Indiana
First practice: Aug. 5 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 22 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Iowa
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: TBD

Kansas
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 3
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Nov. 27

Kentucky
First practice: Aug. 1 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

Louisiana
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Maine
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Maryland
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Massachusetts
First practice: Aug. 26 | First game: Sept. 9-10
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Michigan

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 19-27

Minnesota
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 2
Playoffs: Nov. 11-13 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Mississippi

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 5/12 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

Missouri
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Montana
First practice: Aug. 13 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Nov. 19-20

Nebraska*

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 19-23

Nevada*

First practice: Aug. 7 | First game: Aug. 19
Playoffs: Oct. 28-30 | Title games: Nov. 19-20

New Hampshire
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

New Jersey
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27-28
Playoffs: Nov. 5-6 | Title games: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-5

New Mexico
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

New York

First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Dec. 3-5

North Carolina

First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

North Dakota
First practice: Aug. 5/9 | First game: Aug. 20/23
Playoffs: Oct. 16/23 | Title games: Nov. 12

Ohio

First practice: Aug. 1 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Dec. 2-5

Oklahoma
First practice: Aug. 5 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 12 | Title games: TBD

Oregon
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 2
Playoffs: Nov. 5-6 | Title games: Nov. 27/Dec. 4

Pennsylvania

First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 19 | Title games: Dec. 9-11

Rhode Island

First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

South Carolina

First practice: July 30 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 12-13 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

South Dakota
First practice: Aug. 5-6 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 21 | Title games: Nov. 11-13

Tennessee
First practice: July 26 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 2-4

Texas*
First practice: Aug. 7 | First game: Aug. 26-28
Playoffs: Nov. 11-13 | Title games: Dec. 15-18
Southlake Carroll highly-touted quarterback Quinn Ewers hopes to lead his team back to a 6A-1 state title game.
File photo by Freddie Beckwith
Southlake Carroll highly-touted quarterback Quinn Ewers hopes to lead his team back to a 6A-1 state title game.
Utah*
First practice: July 26 | First game: Aug. 13-14
Playoffs: Oct. 22-23 | Title games: Nov. 12-13

Vermont
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Virginia
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Washington
First practice: Aug. 18 | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Dec. 3-4

West Virginia

First practice: Aug. 6 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Wisconsin

First practice: Aug. 3 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Playoffs: Oct. 22-23 | Title games: Nov. 18-19

Wyoming
First practice: Aug. 12 | First game: Oct. 27-28
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Nov. 12-13