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Virginia crowns first spring football champions in high school history - HIGHSCORE
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
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week for August 23, 2020 - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for August 23, 2020

MaxPreps/AVCA
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Alabama

Skyler Bumpers


McGill-Toolen High School (Mobile, AL), 6 - 1

6'0 Senior, OH,OPP

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 17 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 81
Kills/Game: 4.77
Digs: 50
Digs/Game: 2.94
Receptions: 53
Rcpt/Game: 3.12
Aces: 8

Georgia
Kate Perryman


North Forsyth High School (Cumming, GA), 13 - 2

6'2 Senior, MB,OH

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 15 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 75
Kills/Game: 5
Digs: 10
Receptions: 40
Rcpt/Game: 2.67
Aces: 5
Blocks: 18

Indiana
Dara Milivojac


Indianapolis Lutheran High School (Indianapolis, IN), 3 - 1

Senior, OH

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 11 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 80
Kills/Game: 7.27
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 3.46
Receptions: 90
Rcpt/Game: 8.18
Blocks: 3

Mississippi
Parker Bracken

Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS), 8 - 1

5'10 Senior, OH

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 8 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 4.63
Digs: 33
Digs/Game: 4.13
Receptions: 21
Rcpt/Game: 2.63
Aces: 12
Blocks: 1

Ohio
Paige Fisher


Williamsburg High School (Williamsburg, OH), 1 - 0

5'10 Senior, S,MH

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 3 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 8.00
Digs: 2
Receptions: 9
Rcpt/Game: 3.00
Aces: 3
Blocks: 1

Oklahoma
Grace Thompson


Westmoore High School (Oklahoma City, OK), 3 - 3

Senior,

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 13 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 41
Kills/Game: 3.15
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 1.86
Receptions: 34
Rcpt/Game: 2.62
Aces: 4

Tennessee
Shaye Eggleston

Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN), 2 - 0

6'0 Senior, OH

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 7 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 5.43
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 3.29
Receptions: 25
Rcpt/Game: 3.57
Aces: 5
Blocks: 4

Texas
Graycee Mosley

Troy High School (Troy, TX), 5 - 1
5'9 Junior, OH,DS

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 15 Sets Played
Stats
Kills: 79
Kills/Game: 5.27
Digs: 22
Digs/Game: 1.47
Receptions: 41
Rcpt/Game: 2.73
Aces: 14
Blocks: 2

Utah
Halle Hogan


Woods Cross High School (Woods Cross, UT), 6-1

5'8 Senior, S

Week of August 17 – August 23, 2020: 26 Sets Played
Stats:
Assists: 237
Assists/Game: 9.12
Team Hitting%: 0.220
Digs: 25
Aces: 23
Blocks: 6

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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.com 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 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
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 Nov. 2 - 8

Alaska
5'11 | Senior | OH,MH
12 Sets Played

Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 4.08
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 1.50
Receptions: 20
Rcpt/Game: 1.67
Aces: 12
Blocks: 1

Arizona
Senior | OH/OPP
11 Sets Played
Kills: 62
Kills/Game: 5.64
Digs: 49
Digs/Game: 4.46
Receptions: 32
Rcpt/Game: 2.91
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

Connecticut
5'8 | Senior | OH/DS
9 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 3.56
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 1.89
Receptions: 15
Rcpt/Game: 1.67
Aces: 8
Blocks: 1

Florida
5'10 | Senior | MH/OH
5 Sets Played
Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 5.40
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.80
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 2.20
Aces: 2
Blocks: 3

Georgia
5'8 | Senior | OH
4 Sets Played

Kills: 22
Kills/Game: 5.50
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 2.75
Receptions: 23
Rcpt/Game: 5.75
Blocks: 4

Indiana
5'8 | Sophomore | S/RS
4 Sets Played

Assists: 38
Assists/Game: 9.50
Team Hitting%: 0.201
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 3.25
Blocks: 5

Iowa
6'1 | Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 48
Kills/Game: 4.80
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 3.40
Aces: 4
Blocks: 8

Kentucky
Senior
3 Sets Played

Kills: 11
Kills/Game: 3.67
Digs: 7
Digs/Game: 2.33
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 2.00
Aces: 2

Louisiana
5'6 | Senior | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 4.50
Digs: 9
Digs/Game: 1.50
Aces: 4

Massachusetts
5'4 | Senior | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 47
Kills/Game: 3.92
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 1.58
Receptions: 61
Rcpt/Game: 5.08
Aces: 18

Michigan
5'11 | Senior | OH/S
10 Sets Played

Kills: 79
Kills/Game: 7.90
Digs: 52
Digs/Game: 5.20
Receptions: 25
Rcpt/Game: 2.50
Aces: 17
Blocks: 6

Minnesota
6'0 | Junior | MH/OH
8 Sets Played
Kills: 40
Kills/Game: 5.00
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 3.00
Receptions: 25
Rcpt/Game: 3.13
Aces: 4
Blocks: 5

Missouri
5'11 | Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 33
Kills/Game: 5.50
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 2.00
Receptions: 19
Rcpt/Game: 3.17
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

Montana
6'0 | Senior | MH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 4.46
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 1.09
Aces: 7
Blocks: 8

Nebraska
5'6 | Junior | S/D/S
11 Sets Played

Assists: 159
Assists/Game: 14.46
Team Hitting%: 0.278
Digs: 36
Digs/Game: 3.27
Aces: 1
Blocks: 7

North Carolina
6'4 | Senior | MH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 15
Kills/Game: 2.50
Digs: 3
Blocks: 10

North Dakota
5'4 | Senior | S
5 Sets Played

Assists: 38
Assists/Game: 7.60
Team Hitting%: 0.142
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.80
Aces: 2

Ohio
6'0 | Senior | S
7 Sets Played

Assists: 84
Assists/Game: 12.00
Team Hitting%: 0.329
Digs: 16
Digs/Game: 2.29
Aces: 1
Blocks: 7

Pennsylvania
5'10 | Junior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4.50
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 4.75
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 6.38
Blocks: 7

South Carolina
5'9 | Senior | OH/MH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 4.38
Digs: 27
Digs/Game: 3.38
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.88
Aces: 2
Blocks: 3

South Dakota
Freshman, S
5 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 6.40
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.60
Receptions: 12
Rcpt/Game: 2.40
Aces: 2
Blocks: 2

Texas
6'0 | Sophomore | OH
13 Sets Played

Kills: 71
Kills/Game: 5.46
Digs: 54
Digs/Game: 4.15
Receptions: 44
Rcpt/Game: 3.39
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

Utah
Lehi High School (Lehi, UT), 16 - 10
Junior | OH/OPP
11 Sets Played

Kills: 55
Kills/Game: 5.00
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 2.82
Receptions: 36
Rcpt/Game: 3.27
Aces: 10
Blocks: 4

Virginia
5'8 | Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 4.00
Digs: 10
Digs/Game: 1.67
Receptions: 8
Rcpt/Game: 1.33
Aces: 10
Blocks: 2

West Virginia
Junior
13 Sets Played

Kills: 54
Kills/Game: 4.15
Digs: 50
Digs/Game: 3.85
Receptions: 22
Rcpt/Game: 1.69
Aces: 12
Blocks: 10

Wisconsin
5'6 | Senior | S/DS
6 Sets Played
Assists: 64
Assists/Game: 10.67
Team Hitting%: 0.323
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 2.00
Aces: 1
Blocks: 4

Wyoming
5'8 | Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 39
Kills/Game: 3.90
Digs: 62
Digs/Game: 6.20
Receptions: 63
Rcpt/Game: 6.30
Blocks: 1

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.com 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 AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org.
Katie Dinnebier named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Iowa High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Katie Dinnebier named 2020-21 MaxPreps Iowa 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.

Katie Dinnebier of Waukee is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Iowa High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-8 senior guard led Waukee to a 13-1 record and the Class 5A title – avenging its only loss in the title game by rolling over Johnston 71-43.

Dinnebier averaged 19.1 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals a game while shooting 56.4 percent overall, 45.7 percent from 3-point distance and 83 percent from the free throw line.

Committed to Drake, Dinnebier led Waukee to a 36-4 record over the past two seasons.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.