Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
High school football
Currently airing on Fox Sports Detroit (7:00-8:00pm). Good luck to all the local playoff teams on their quest to make it to Ford Field.
NYT article on the popularity of high school alumni football:
Have any readers participated in this sort of thing?
Couldn't help thinking of this guy when reading the article:
So apparently what Cato June has done with the Anacostia High School football program has caught some attention! For those who have followed my posts over the past several months after Cato June took over, this will hopefully give you a glimpse into what he's done (with help from Walter Cross) with the program.
''NFL Films Presents'' - Anacostia Revisited - A return trip to visit the Anacostia Indians, a high school team from Washington, D.C. with talented and motivational coaches.
The scheduled listings for the show are:
Tuesday, 12/4: ESPN2, 2:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/5: ESPN2, 3:30 PM
Friday, 12/7: NFL Network, 4:30 PM
Saturday, 12/8: NFL Network, 7:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Anacostia played for the DC public school championship on Thanksgiving day in the Turkey Bowl. Despite their improvement this year, they were considered a big underdog. Anacostia played a great game and found themselves with a 4th and goal on the oppenents 5 yard line in the 4th quarter down 12-6. A pass play went just over the oustretched fingertips of the Anacostia receiver and Anacostia settled for the runnerup spot this year.
Cato June was voted coach of the year in DC.
Edit: Indeed, Walter Cross is the OC for Anacostia!
For the first time since 1995 (when Cato was playing for the team), Anacostia HS will be playing for the D.C. championship. Anacostia won their semifinal matchup by way of forfeit last week (use of ineligible player).
Anacostia advances to the Turkey Bowl - to be played at Eastern High School (a block from RFK stadium) at 11am on Thanksgiving day. They will play the local bully - Dunbar HS - for the championship.
For those who haven't been following my posts, Cato took over the coaching duties this season and turned around a team that had won only a single game over the past two years. Let's hope they can finish this fantastic run.
This book is a few years old, published in 2008. It seems like a pretty good book but from the amazon preview it looks like it is mainly about the 50s/60s not more recent.
Has anyone read this book? What are your thoughts and would you recommend it?
Link to amazon: