Football

14-year-old Sports Illustrated rising star fatally shot at Illinois house party

Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth-grade football phenom who was already fielding offers from colleges, was shot to death outside of a party on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (ABC News)- Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth grade football phenom who was already fielding offers from colleges, was shot to death outside of a party over the weekend, police said. The 14-year-old rising star was…

Newberry ranked 16th in final poll

WACO, Texas – Following one of its most successful seasons in program history, Newberry has been ranked 16th in the final Top 25 poll by the American Football Coaches Association. The Wolves reached as high as No. 14 in the national poll before falling to Tuskegee by two points in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division II Football Championship…

Deshaun Watson finalist for Unitas Award

BALTIMORE, MD (CAC) — The 2016 The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm AwardÒ candidates have been reduced to the Top 5 of the country’s top college quarterbacks. Remaining candidates for the prestigious annual award – named after the man many refer to as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game of football – are:   Luke Falk, Washington State Patrick Mahomes II,…

Newberry moves up to 20th in AFCA poll

WACO, Texas – After appearing at the 23 spot last week, Newberry has moved up to No. 20 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. This marks Newberry’s 29th appearance in the AFCA poll since it was instituted in 2000. Newberry is 17-11 all-time as a ranked team. The Wolves were ranked for 22 weeks between…