Topic: high school football

January 13, 2014

Coatesville, Pa. was a city with problems even before a massive scandal broke involving racism and corruption in its schools. Football was a big part of that scandal. It will also be a big part of Coatesville's healing process.

December 17, 2013

The trials and tribulations of the girl who would be quarterback, and who is also Helen Hunt, in a well-meaning and very Reagan-era film that's actually better than it sounds. Somewhat.

September 23, 2013

High school sports are, at least in a few parts of the country, a big deal. But what makes them great has more to do with how small and human-scale and warts-and-all beautiful they remain.

June 4, 2013

It's not clear how much competition high school long snapper and USC commit Kyle Smith has in the field of Long Snapping Trick Shot Videos. It is clear, after watching Smith's astounding few minutes of trick-snappery, that those competitors will need to come correct.

February 22, 2013

Reggie White only got one chance to make an uplifting, evangelical-flavored film about believing in yourself (and God). Thankfully, it features Pat Morita, Brett Favre, MC Hammer and wrestling's The Big Show. Surprisingly, it's kind of... good?

October 10, 2012

Nick Chubb, one of Georgia's top high school running backs, is almost certainly younger than you. But he has already broken off a 98-yard touchdown run, which means he has experienced something you almost certainly haven't. But what does a 98-yard touchdown run feel like?

September 4, 2012

The Tri-City Herald, in Southeastern Washington, put together a strange and magical and entirely unique high school football preview section this year. Not only are newspapers not dead, they're photographing high school football players as if they were Presidential candidates.