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Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco: How to watch high school football's biggest game of the spring - OFFICIAL
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
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Matayo Uiagalelei (11), St. John Bosco tight end, defensive end



High school football: Valdosta board will reconsider firing of embattled coach Rush Propst - OFFICIAL
High school football: Valdosta board will reconsider firing of embattled coach Rush Propst
Rush Propst, the well-traveled and embattled former high school football coach at Valdosta (Ga.), might get a second chance, media reports indicate. The Valdosta City Schools will revisit the coach's April 27 firing Monday after a board member who supported Propst motioned for the special meeting, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Wednesday.

The school board voted 5-3 to dismiss the coach amid allegations of the coach illegally recruiting five players to Valdosta, including Californian Jake Garcia. However, Warren Lee, one of the three to back Propst, called for the board to reconsider the decision. An announcement post on the school board website read "Revisit non-renewal of head football coach at VHS - Mr. Warren Lee - action required."

That means the board could reinstate Propst, even after the Georgia High School Association upheld the $7,500 fine levied on the program in addition to forcing the school to forfeit seven wins in 2020 and banning the team from the 2021 playoffs.

In February, Propst was the subject of a lengthy deposition that alleged he was involved in recruiting, mishandling money and even interfering in the hiring process that brought him to the program to begin with. Michael Nelson, who has been involved with the Valdosta Touchdown Club booster organization for many years, said in his sworn deposition that Propst, among other things, paid for housing for two transfers, facilitated recruiting of players with the help of college coaches, asked for a "funny money" slush fund and meddled in his own hiring process.

Propst owns a career record of 299-92 – including 7-5 in his lone season at Valdosta – and has won seven state titles during a high-profile, 30-year career. He garnered national attention while at Hoover (Ala.), which was featured on MTV's popular "Two-A-Days" reality show. He resigned there in 2007 and was dismissed at Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.) in 2019 after being charged with lack of compliance, improper conduct with students, dishonesty and misuse of public funds and property.

The AJC reported Propst remains under investigation by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which can deny teaching certificates. The commission pulled Propst's credential after his Colquitt County dismissal, but regained in on appeal, leading to his hiring at Valdosta.
Former Valdosta coach Rush Propst
File photo by Gary McCullough
Former Valdosta coach Rush Propst
2020-21 high school volleyball state champions - OFFICIAL
2020-21 high school volleyball state champions
MaxPreps is your home for high school girls volleyball state playoff coverage.

The 2020-21 school year has been unprecedented with many states forging ahead with competition while others have remained on the sideline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MaxPreps has covered volleyball from the preseason and will stay with it through the final tournament sometime next spring. Check back as we update the champions as their seasons progress.

Here is a list of the state champions in each division from across America. Click here to find tournaments in your state.
Fayetteville celebrates its Arkansas 6A title.
Photo by Justin Miller
Fayetteville celebrates its Arkansas 6A title.
Girls volleyball state champions

Alabama

7A — Hoover def. Spain Park (Hoover), 3-0
6A — Mountain Brook (Birmingham) def. Hartselle, 3-0
5A — Bayside Academy (Daphne) def. West Point (Cullman), 3-0
4A — Montgomery Academy (Montgomery) def. Curry (Jasper), 3-1
3A — Trinity Presbyterian (Montgomery) def. Plainview (Rainsville), 3-0
2A — Addison def. Long (Skipperville), 3-1
1A — Bayshore Christian (Fairhope) def. Donoho (Anniston,), 3-1
AISA A — Abbeville Christian Academy (Abbeville) def. Jackson Academy (Jackson), 3-1
AISA AA — Edgewood Academy (Elmore) def. Chambers Academy (LaFayette), 3-0

Alaska
No playoffs

Arizona
6A — Hamilton (Chandler) def. Perry (Gilbert), 3-1
5A — Millennium (Goodyear) def. Cactus Shadows (Cave Creek), 3-0
4A — Salpointe Catholic (Tucson) def. Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale), 3-2
3A — Northwest Christian (Phoenix) def. Valley Christian (Chandler), 3-0
2A — Scottsdale Christian Academy (Phoenix) def. Chandler Prep (Chandler), 3-0
1A — St. David def. Anthem Prep (Anthem), 3-1
CAA I —

Arkansas
6A — Fayetteville def. Southside (Fort Smith), 3-1
5A — Greenwood def. Jonesboro, 3-0
4A — Valley View (Jonesboro) def. Brookland, 3-0
3A — Hackett def. Paris, 3-0
2A — Mansfield def. Lavaca, 3-0

California
Winter season

Colorado
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

Connecticut
LL —
L —
M —
S —

Delaware
I — St. Mark's (Wilmington) def. Padua Academy (Wilmington), 3-0

District of Columbia
DCSAA —

Florida

7A — Lyman (Longwood) def. Lake Nona (Orlando), 3-2
6A — Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens) def. Leon (Tallahassee), 3-1
5A — Ponte Vedra def. Jensen Beach, 3-0
4A — Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) def. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale), 3-1
3A — Trinity Catholic (Ocala) def. Westminster Christian (Miami), 3-0
2A — Lake Worth Christian (Boynton Beach) def. St. John Paul II (Tallahassee), 3-0
1A — Sneads def. Newberry, 3-0

Georgia
AAAAAAA — Alpharetta def. Walton (Marietta), 3-1
AAAAAA — Buford def. Pope (Marietta), 3-1
AAAAA — McIntosh (Peachtree City) def. Blessed Trinity (Roswell), 3-1
AAAA — Marist (Atlanta) def. Northwest Whitfield (Tunnel Hill), 3-0
AAA — Westminster (Atlanta) def. Morgan County (Madison), 3-0
AA-A Public — Pace Academy (Atlanta) def. Gordon Lee (Chickamauga), 3-2
AA-A Private — Holy Innocents Episcopal (Atlanta) def. Hebron Christian Academy (Dacula), 3-1
GISA AA — Oak Mountain Academy (Carrollton) def. Augusta Prep Day (Augusta), 3-1
GISA AAA — Valwood (Valdosta) def. Dominion Christian (Marietta), 3-1
GAPPS Div. I-AA — Peachtree Academy (Covington) def. Calvary Christian (Columbus)
GAPPS Div. II — Fideles Christian (Cumming) def. Konos Academy (Fayetteville)
GAPPS Div. I-A — Habersham Central (Mt. Airy) def. Oakwood Christian (Chickamauga)


Hawaii
Winter season

Idaho
5A — Skyview (Nampa) def. Boise, 3-2
4A — Lakeland (Rathdrum) def. Middleton, 3-0
3A — Sugar-Salem (Sugar City) def. Kimberly, 3-0
2A — West Side (Dayton) def. Bear Lake (Montpelier), 3-2
1A Division I — Grace def. Genesee, 3-0
1A Division II — Tri-Valley (Cambridge) def. Castleford, 3-1

Illinois
Winter season

Indiana
4A — Yorktown def. Munster, 3-1
3A — Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne) def. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory (Indianapolis), 3-2
2A — Barr-Reeve (Montgomery) def. Wapahani (Selma), 3-0
1A — Pioneer (Royal Center) def. Loogootee, 3-1

Iowa
5A — Ankeny def. Iowa City, 3-1
4A — Xavier (Cedar Rapids) def. West Delaware (Manchester), 3-0
3A — Osage def. Mt. Vernon, 3-0
2A — Dike-New Hartford (Dike) def. Denver, 3-0
1A — Notre Dame (Burlington) def. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (Reinbeck), 3-1

Kansas
6A — Blue Valley West (Stilwell) def. Olathe Northwest (Olathe), 2-1
5A — Aquinas (Overland Park) def. Lansing, 2-1
4A — Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) def. Andale, 2-0
3A — Sabetha def. Smoky Valley (Lindsborg), 2-1
2A — Heritage Christian Academy (Olathe) def. Smith Center, 2-0
1A D1 — Central Plains (Claflin) def. Lebo, 2-0
1A D2 — Hanover def. Attica, 2-0

Kentucky

State — Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills) def. Mercy (Louisville), 3-2

Louisiana
I — St. Mary's Dominican (New Orleans) def. St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge), 3-1
II — Teurlings Catholic (Lafayette) def. St. Thomas More (Lafayette), 3-1
III — Archbishop Hannan (Covington) def. Cabrini (New Orleans), 3-0
IV — Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans) def. Pope John Paul II (Slidell), 3-1
V — Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie) def. McGehee (New Orleans), 3-0

Maine
Winter season

Maryland
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —
IAAM A —
IAAM B —
IAAM C —

Massachusetts
1 —
2 —
3 —

Michigan
1 — Marian (Bloomfield Hills) def. Lowell, 3-0
2 — Christian (Grand Rapids) def. Lakewood (Lake Odessa), 3-0
3 — St. Mary Catholic Central (Monroe) def. Schoolcraft, 3-0
4 — St. Philip Catholic Central (Battle Creek) def. Oakland Christian (Auburn Hills), 3-2

Minnesota
No state tournament

Mississippi
6A — DeSoto Central (Southaven) def. Brandon, 3-1
5A — Lake Cormorant (Lake Cormorant) def. Long Beach, 3-2
4A — Vancleave def. Pontotoc, 3-0
3A — St. Andrew's Episcopal (Ridgeland) def. Belmont, 3-0
2A — Walnut def. Puckett, 3-2
1A — Resurrection Catholic (Pascagoula) def. Hickory Flat, 3-0
MAIS — Jackson Academy (Jackson) def. Hartfield Academy (Flowood), 3-1

Missouri
Class 5 — Liberty North (Liberty) def. Nixa, 3-0
Class 4 — Willard def. Parkway West (Ballwin, 3-1
Class 3 — Maryville def. Central (Park Hills), 3-0
Class 2 — Christian (Springfield) def. Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve), 3-2
Class 1 — Advance def. Lesterville, 3-1

Montana
AA — Capital (Helena) def. Russell (Great Falls), 3-2
A — Billings Central Catholic (Billings) def. Hardin, 3-0
B — Joliet def. Huntley Project (Worden), 3-0
C — Bridger def. Manhattan Christian (Manhattan), 3-1

Nebraska
A — Elkhorn South (Omaha) def. Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion), 3-0
B — Skutt Catholic (Omaha) def. Norris (Firth), 3-1
C1 — Wahoo def. St. Paul, 3-2
C2 — Lutheran-Northeast (Norfolk) def. Norfolk Catholic (Norfolk), 3-2
D1 — Pleasanton def. Archbishop Bergan (Fremont), 3-0
D2 — Diller-Odell (Odell) def. Chambers/Wheeler Central (Chambers), 3-2

Nevada
Winter season

New Hampshire
I — Bedford def. Hollis-Brookline (Hollis), 3-0
II — Gilford def. Stark (Weare), 3-0
III — Newfound Regional (Bristol) def. Trinity (Manchester), 3-0

New Jersey
Winter season

New Mexico
Winter season

New York
Winter season

North Carolina
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —
NCCSA 2A — Union Grove Christian (Lexington) def. Wilson Christian Academy (Wilson), 3-2
NCCSA 1A — Fayetteville Street Christian (Asheboro) def. Oak Level Baptist Academy (Stokesdale), 3-1
NCISSA 1A — Lee Christian (Sanford) def. Kerr-Vance Academy (Henderson), 3-0
NCISSA 2A — Caldwell Academy (Greensboro) def. Gaston Day (Gastonia), 3-0
NCISSA 3A — Asheville Christian Academy (Swannanoa) def. Cary Christian (Cary), 3-2
NCISSA 4A — North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh) def. Cannon (Concord), 3-0

North Dakota
A — Century (Bismarck) def. West Fargo, 3-1
B — Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock (Linton) def. Langdon/Edmore/Munich (Langdon), 3-0

Ohio
I — Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) def. Padua Franciscan (Parma), 3-1
II — Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) def. Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (Chardon), 3-2
III — Huron def. Independence, 3-2
IV — Calvert (Tiffin) def New Bremen, 3-1

Oklahoma
6A — Bishop Kelley (Tulsa) def. Mustang, 3-2
5A — Victory Christian (Tulsa) def. Mount St. Mary (Oklahoma City), 3-0
4A — Lincoln Christian (Tulsa) def. Christian Heritage (Del City), 3-1
3A — Community Christian (Norman) def. Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City), 3-2

Oregon
6A —
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

Pennsylvania
AAAA — North Allegheny (Wexford) def. Unionville (Kennett Square), 3-0
AAA — Bethlehem Catholic (Bethlehem) def. Franklin Regional (Murrysville), 3-0
AA — Trinity (Camp Hill) def. Philipsburg-Osceola (Philipsburg), 3-1
A — Clarion Area (Clarion) def. Marian Catholic (Tamaqua), 3-0

Rhode Island
Winter season

South Carolina
AAAAA — Wando (Mt. Pleasant) def. T.L. Hanna (Anderson), 3-2
AAAA — Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island) def. Pickens, 3-1
AAA — Powdersville (Greenville) def. Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mt. Pleasant), 3-0
AA — Chesnee def. Andrew Jackson (Kershaw), 3-0
A — Southside Christian (Simpsonville) def. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, S.C.), 3-0
SCISA AAA — Cardinal Newman (Columbia) def. Porter-Gaud (Charleston), 3-2
SCISA AA — Spartanburg Christian Academy (Spartanburg) def. Northside Christian Academy (Lexington), 3-0
SCISA A — Newberry Academy (Newberry) def. Patrick Henry Academy (Estill), 3-1

South Dakota
AA — O'Gorman (Sioux Falls) def. Huron, 3-1
A — Sioux Falls Christian (Sioux Falls) def. Dakota Valley (North Sioux City), 3-0
B — Northwestern Area (Mellette) def. Warner, 3-1

Tennessee
3A — Brentwood def. Siegel (Murfreesboro), 3-0
2A — Nolensville def. Anderson County (Clinton), 3-1
1A — Summertown def. Loretto, 3-0
II-AA — Briarcrest Christian (Eads) def. Baylor (Chattanooga), 3-0
II-A — Goodpasture Christian def. Notre Dame (Chattanooga), 3-1

Texas
6A — Seven Lakes (Katy) def. Klein, 3-1
5A — Lovejoy (Lucas) def. Fulshear, 3-0
4A — Decatur def. Wimberley, 3-0
3A — Bushland def. Goliad, 3-0
2A — Iola def. Crawford, 3-1
1A — Neches def. Blum, 3-0
Southwest Prep —
TAPPS 1A — Christ Academy (Wichita Falls) def. Atonement Academy (San Antonio), 3-0
TAPPS 2A — Ovilla Christian (Red Oak) def. Bracken Christian (Bulverde), 3-0
TAPPS 3A — New Braunfels Christian Academy (New Braunfels) def. Midland Classical Academy (Midland), 3-0
TAPPS 4A — Northland Christian (Houston) def. Lake Country Christian (Fort Worth), 3-1
TAPPS 5A — St. Joseph (Victoria) def. Prince of Peace (Carrollton), 3-0
TAPPS 6A — Liberty Christian (Argyle) def. St. Agnes Academy (Houston), 3-2
TCAL 2A — Poetry Community Christian (Poetry) def. Lighthouse HomeSchool (Port Arthur), 3-0
TCAL 1A — Annapolis Christian Academy (Corpus Christi) def. Salem Sayers Baptist Academy (Adkins), 3-0
TCAF II — Victory Christian Academy (Decatur) def. Victory Baptist Academy (Weatherford)
TCAF I — Westlake Academy (Westlake) def. Christian Life Preparatory (Fort Worth), 3-0

Utah
6A — Lone Peak (Highland) def. Copper Hills (West Jordan), 3-1
5A — Timpview (Provo) def. Mountain View (Orem), 3-2
4A — Sky View (Smithfield) def. Snow Canyon (St. George), 3-1
3A — Union (Roosevelt) def. Morgan, 3-1
2A — North Summit (Coalville) def. Millard (Fillmore), 3-0
1A — Valley (Orderville) def. Rich (Randolph), 3-1

Vermont
Winter season

Virginia
6A —
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —
VISAA 1 —
VISAA 2 —
VISAA 3 —

Washington
Winter season

West Virginia
AAA — Musselman (Inwood) def. George Washington (Charleston), 3-2
AA — Shady Spring def. Philip Barbour (Philippi), 3-0
A — Wirt County (Elizabeth) def. East Hardy (Baker), 3-0

Wisconsin
1 — Hamilton (Sussex) def. Burlington, 3-1
2 — Luxemburg-Casco (Luxemburg) def. Lakeside Lutheran (Lake Mills), 3-0
3 — Howards Grove def. Waterloo, 3-1
4 — Catholic Central (Burlington) def. McDonell Central (Chippewa Falls), 3-0

Wyoming
4A — Laramie def. Kelly Walsh (Casper), 3-1
3A — Mountain View def. Worland, 3-0
2A — Sundance def. Riverside (Basin), 3-0
1A — Cokeville def. Meeteetse, 3-1

2021 NFL Draft: IMG Academy breaks high school record with seven former players selected - OFFICIAL
2021 NFL Draft: IMG Academy breaks high school record with seven former players selected
Coming off a 2020 national championship crowned by MaxPreps, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) added another impressive feat once the 2021 NFL Draft concluded in Cleveland. They had seven players selected breaking the record for most picks by a high school in a single draft. 

The selection of tight end Tre' McKitty by the Los Angeles Chargers late the third round gave IMG Academy its fifth former player, breaking the previous mark of four.

The Ascenders had two more players selected during the final day of the draft when the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive end Joshua Kaindoh with the last pick of the fourth round at No. 144. Long snapper Thomas Fletcher was taken by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round with the 222nd pick.

The previous record was four set by the same Ascenders (in 2020) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in 2014.

Cornerback Greg Newsome II started IMG's run on Thursday with his selection by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (26th pick overall). The rest of the Ascenders went in the third round on Friday. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected defensive back Andre Cisco with the first pick at No. 65 and Minnesota promptly went after quarterback Kellen Mond at No. 66. Defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay chose offensive guard Robert Hainsey at No. 95 and McKitty finished things off Friday for the Ascenders at No. 97.
Quarterback Kellen Mond was one of four former IMG Academy players selected during the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday.
File photo by Louis Lopez
Quarterback Kellen Mond was one of four former IMG Academy players selected during the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday.
Cisco, Fletcher, Hainsey, Kaindoh, McKitty and Mond all played on IMG Academy's 2016 team that went 11-0 and finished No. 3 in the MaxPreps national Top 25. The Ascenders had notable wins that season against Grayson (Loganville, Ga.), Long Beach Poly (Calif.), St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) and St. John's (Washington, D.C.), but their biggest victory came in California, 50-49, against Centennial (Corona) in one of the best high school football games over the last decade.

Cisco and Newsome were part of the 2017 IMG team that went 9-0 and finished No. 2 in the nation. Over the last three drafts, 13 former Ascenders have had their names called at the draft, including Grant Delpit, KJ Hamler, K.J. Osborne and Cesar Ruiz, all in 2020, after Hjalte Froholdt and Isaac Nauta were picked in 2019.

American Heritage (Plantation) finished the draft with the second most selections of all-time with six.

Patrick Surtain II was the first player selected from Florida at No. 9 overall by the Denver Broncos. Tyson Campbell went to Jacksonville at No. 33 and Cleveland selected Anthony Schwartz at No. 91. Marco Wilson became the third defensive back from the Patriots selected in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals at No. 136. Tedarrell Slaton was selected in the fifth round and Khalil Herbert went in round six.

National power St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) was the only other school with at least three players selected. Elijah Moore and Asante Samuel Jr. were both taken in the second round while Josh Palmer went in round three. The Raiders entered the 2020 season with most high school alums on NFL rosters with 11. 

Virginia crowns first spring football champions in high school history - OFFICIAL
Virginia crowns first spring football champions in high school history
Like any other year, the Virginia High School League crowned six state football champions Saturday afternoon in six different classifications. But these were clearly different.  From all records MaxPreps has researched, Virginia is the first state to ever award football championships in the spring.

The Riverhead Gladiators were officially the first ones crowned, with a 65-29 victory over the Galaxy Maroon Tide in the Class 1 title game. A 34-point second-point explosion led the Gladiators to their 10th straight win of the season. They outscored opponents 483-119 on the season. 

Perennial East power Oscar Smith (8-0) followed with a 62-21 Class 6 title win over South County, and Stone Bridge (8-0) took the Class 5 crown with a 13-10 overtime win over Highland Springs. (See all the champions below).

The VHSL was one of 15 states to move the traditional fall 2020 season to the spring due to COVID-19 pandemic. Of those states, 11 decided on abbreviated spring seasons, with just three opting for playoffs. North Carolina and Rhode Island have scheduled state championship games next week.

According to MaxPreps senior writer and historian Kevin Askeland, no states have ever held football championships in the spring, although one in California was scheduled in 1919. That title game was called off when Orange League champion Fullerton disbanded a month before the scheduled contest.
Oscar Smith turned around a loss in the 2019 VHSL Class 6 title game with a resounding 65-21 win over the Stallions on Saturday.
File photo by Fred Ingham
Oscar Smith turned around a loss in the 2019 VHSL Class 6 title game with a resounding 65-21 win over the Stallions on Saturday.
2021 Spring VHSL State Football Championships

Class 1Full bracket can be found here - 2020 Virginia High School Football Playoff Brackets: VHSL Class 1