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Yeah, I’m Gonna Have To Call You Back: There’s a First For Everything

High School history, College History, and a NFL farewell.

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High School

Playoff games are some of the most intense games that a high school team will play. The magnitude of intensity increases as the rounds do, and eventually a team will find themselves in the not-so-lucky position to beat a powerhouse team in order to move onto the next round. This game came for Euless Trinity in the 3rdround of the playoffs as they took on one of 4 teams to ever win 3 State Championships in a row, the Allen Eagles.

I would think you’re assuming I’m here to tell you about an embarrassing loss, but what if I told you the game ended in a 49-45 upset? Whether you believe me or not, it did. Trinity took their first lead of the entire game with a minute left in the 3rd quarter, from a 22-yard rushing touchdown by Ollie Gordon (we’ll discuss him in a minute). The 35-31 lead would almost immediately be taken back by Allen, and the Eagles seemed to have the game in the bag until 3 minutes remained in the 4th quarter. 3 minutes is a lot of time but Trinity sealed the deal and made history with an interception of none other than Allen quarterback, General Booty. The 49-45 win over Allen was impressive but that was nowhere near the most impressive part of the game.

Ollie Gordon is a name worth remembering because the Junior rushed for 461 yards and 6 touchdowns in the Allen game alone. The 3-star missed 5 weeks of crucial playing time this year, which makes his season stats even more impressive. He had 186 carries for 1,876 yards and 26 touchdowns.

He’s a skilled player and even more fun to watch, and luckily the TCU coaching staff agrees. Not even 24 hours following his performance, Gordon took to Twitter to post about his offer from the Frogs. I’m not here to influence, but purple is a nice color.

College

About an hour ago the Alabama star Wide Receiver, DeVonta Smith, was named player of the year. This was a well-deserved accomplishment seeing as Smith led his position in college football with 98 receptions and 1,511 yards. ‘History’ must be my word of the day because Smith became the first Wide Receiver to win this award since its establishment in 1998.

He was announced as a Heisman contender earlier this month, and seeing as the Heisman has become a ‘quarterback award’, he could potentially be making history there as well if he’s named the winner.

NFL

As we near the end of the season you’d think players understood the importance of following COVID-19 protocols. Not only out of respect to the pandemic and their teammates, but also if they would like to continue to play in the league. Unfortunately, Dwayne Haskins will serve as a serious reminder to other players that the NFL doesn’t mess around.

The Washington Football Team Quarterback was benched during the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, and he also lost his spot as a team captain. The demotions were brought upon him after he was photographed on social media at his girlfriend’s birthday party with strippers. This was his second COVID-19 violation and on top of the demotions came a hefty $40,000 fine.

The team decided to ultimately part ways with the first-round draft pick. Haskins posted on Twitter that he accepts full responsibility for his actions, which shows promise for the 23-year-old quarterback. While he wasn’t the best asset to Washington, he has incredible arm strength that makes him a potentially great quarterback if he’s picked up by another team.

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