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High school football: Hall of Famer Alan Faneca named head coach for Virginia program - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Hall of Famer Alan Faneca named head coach for Virginia program
Not many high school football players can say their coach is a Hall of Famer. Players at Cox (Virginia Beach, Va.) now can after former Pittsburgh Steelers great Alan Faneca was named head coach Monday.

The 13-year NFL veteran is part of the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class and will be inducted Aug. 8 along with Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, Bill Nunn, John Lynch and Drew Pearson.

After the induction ceremony, however, it's back to preparing the Falcons for the 2021 season. Cox went 5-1 in the recently completed spring season in Virginia.

Faneca helped the Steelers to a Super Bowl XL win over Seattle in 2006. He served as the offensive line coach at Cox for the past two seasons under Bill Stachelski, the school's winningest coach who is stepping aside to coach golf.

Stachelski compiled an 88-47 record and guided the Falcons to their first playoff victory in 2015.

"I’m not selling any fantasies," Faneca told the Virginian-Pilot in February. "I’m going out there and coaching football and getting the kids developed as football players and people. That’s how I was taught when I was in school."

Cox is 35-17 over the past five seasons.

Faneca was an All-American out of LSU before being drafted in 1998 in the first round by the Steelers. He played 13 seasons in the NFL with Pittsburgh, the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2011. He was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Faneca's wife, Julie Kuchtka, is from Virginia Beach and their daughter attends Cox.
2021 Girls McDonald's All American Game rosters announced - HIGHSCORE
2021 Girls McDonald's All American Game rosters announced
While the McDonald's All American game will not be played for a second straight year, organizers on Tuesday announced 24 players named to the girls 2020 roster. The players will be honored virtually next month.

The 2021 McDonald's All American honorees join Skylar Diggins, Sabrina Ionescu, Maya Moore and Candace Parker as participants in one of the game's top showcases.

Tuesday's roster announcement includes top-ranked senior prospect and 2018-19 MaxPreps Player of the Year Azzi Fudd of St. John's (Washington. D.C.). Among the other headlining names were 2019-20 MaxPreps All-Americans Sania Feagin of Forest Park (Ga.), Saniya Rivers of Ashley (Wilmington, N.C.), Raven Johnson of Westlake (Atlanta), Aaliya Moore of Moore (Okla.), Jersey Wolfenbarger of Northside (Fort Smith, Ark.) and Payton Verhulst of Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.).

The University of South Carolina is the biggest beneficiary of the selections with four All-Americans. Other colleges with multiple selections: Connecticut and Texas, with three each, and USC, Stanford, Georgia and North Carolina, each with two.

Guards Rori Harmon and Kyndall Hunter are teammates at Cypress Creek (Houston) and will be next fall at the University of Texas.

The Girls McDonald's All-American Game debuted in 2002 and was played every year until last year, when it was canceled due to the pandemic.
Manchester Township senior Destiny Adams is a 2020 McDonald's All American.
File photo by John Jones
Manchester Township senior Destiny Adams is a 2020 McDonald's All American.
Girls Roster
Height: 6-3 | Position: Wing | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-5 | Position: Center | Status: USC

Height: 6-1 | Position: Guard | Status: Notre Dame

Height: 6-4 | Position: Center | Status: Baylor

Height: 6-5 | Position: Forward | Status: Connecticut

Height: 6-2 | Position: Wing | Status: Stanford
 
Height: 5-10 | Position: Guard | Status: Connecticut

Height: 6-3 | Position: Forward | Status: South Carolina

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: Connecticut

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 5-6 | Position: Guard | Status: Texas

Height: 6-4 | Position: Forward | Status: Georgia

Kyndall Hunter | Cypress Creek (Houston, Texas)
Height: 5-8 | Position: Guard | Status: Texas

Height: 6-2 | Position: Forward | Status: Stanford

Height: 5-8 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 6-2 | Position: Guard | Status: Oregon State

Height: 6-3 | Position: Wing | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-3 | Position: Guard | Status: USC

Height: 5-7 | Position: Guard | Status: North Carolina

Height: 6-1 | Position: Forward | Status: Texas

Height: 5-11 | Position: Guard | Status: Georgia

Height: 6-0 | Position: Guard | Status: South Carolina

Height: 6-1 | Position: Guard | Status: Louisville

Height: 6-5 | Position: Wing | Status: Arkansas
HIGHSCORE final Top 25 national high school football rankings: Washington wins national title - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps final Top 25 national high school football rankings: Washington wins national title
Booker T. Washington celebrated a state title, and now, gets the chance to revel in a national one.
Photo by Gary McCullough
Booker T. Washington celebrated a state title, and now, gets the chance to revel in a national one.
If there ever was a perfect year for a four-team national playoff in high school football, 2013 would have been the perfect one.

The country's top three teams all finished as undefeated state champions, and the No. 4-ranked team, Miami Central, lost only to rival Booker T. Washington.

Ultimately, it was Washington that rose above the rest to claim the No. 1 ranking and the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national title. Washington narrowly held off strong bids from both Allen and St. John Bosco to hold on to the top spot it first claimed in September.

It knocked off Norcross, Miami Central and Bishop Gorman this season, three state champions that finished ranked in the Xcellent 25.

Allen stated its case with an impressive 63-28 thumping of Pearland for the Class 5A-I title, while St. John Bosco notched a statement win, 20-14, over De La Salle.

Final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard



1. (1) Washington (Miami), 14-0
Season complete. Class 4A state champion. MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national champion.

2. (2) Allen (Texas), 16-0
Allen went the distance and capped off an unbeaten season with a 63-28 victory over Pearland. Story

3. (3) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), 16-0
In a game for the ages, St. John Bosco knocked off powerhouse De La Salle, 20-14. Story

4. (5) Central (Miami), 14-1
Season complete. Class 6A state champion.

5. (6) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), 15-0
Season complete. Class 4A-II state champion.
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Mar. 1-7

Nevada
Sophomore
6 Sets Played
Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.33
Receptions: 17
Rcpt/Game: 2.83
Aces: 5
Blocks: 4

New Mexico
5'8" | Sophomore | MB/MH/OH
13 Sets Played
Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 2.77
Digs: 9
Digs/Game: 0.69
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 0.46
Aces: 3
Blocks: 13

Oregon
6'1" | Freshman | MB/OH
16 Sets Played

Kills: 59
Kills/Game: 3.69
Digs: 43
Digs/Game: 2.69
Receptions: 67
Rcpt/Game: 4.19
Aces: 13

Virginia
6'1 | Junior | S
5 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 7.4
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 3.6
Receptions: 3
Rcpt/Game: 0.6
Aces: 1
Blocks: 1

Washington
5'9" | Junior | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 70
Assists/Game: 11.67
Team Hitting%: 0.323
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 3.83
Aces: 2

Wisconsin
6'0" | Senior | S/OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 4
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 6.5
Aces: 8

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 MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org
Dylan Khalil named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE New Hampshire High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Dylan Khalil named 2020-21 MaxPreps New Hampshire 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.

Dylan Khalil of Sanborn Regional (Kingston) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps New Hampshire High School Basketball Player of the Year. The senior shooting guard averaged 22 points per game while leading the Indians to a 10-5 record.

Khalil scored 1,056 points in his career and was named the state's Mr. Basketball by the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization. He put up a season-high 33 in a January game against Oyster River.

In addition to Mr. Basketball honors, Khalil earned Division II Player of the Year after leading Sanborn Regional to the state semifinals.

Khalil is also a standout off the court, winning the Jack Ford Award for combining community service with academics and basketball.

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