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High School Scoop - Thursday April 28, 2022

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Jacksonville (AR): Eric Allen has been named head coach at Jacksonville.

O'Farrell Charter (CA): Jake Passot has been named head coach at The O'Farrell Charter School. 

New Boston (TX): Kennedale defensive coordinator Jody Littleton has been named head coach at New Boston.

St. James (LA): Robert Valdez has stepped down as the head coach at St. James. He led the school to a Class 3A state championship in 2019, its first since 1979. 

Clearwater Academy (FL): Clearwater Academy is seeking varsity football games for the 2022 season, either home or away games on 8/29, 9/9, and a home game for 10/28. Generous game stipend available! Please contact David Feldman, assistant head coach, at (727) 415-6060 or

Italy (TX): Rowlett (TX) assistant coach Lee Wilkins is the new head coach at Italy. 

Generate More Explosives: Start Surface Teaching the Wide Zone Concept: We’re all trying to get a body on body on our wide zone schemes. The beauty of the wide zone scheme is that if you can target the box and not push out all you need to do is win one gap along the line of scrimmage and the play breaks. But how do you do it? For UT Martin run game coordinator Matt Jones this comes with breaking the concept down into two parts: frontside surfaces and backside controls which has exponentially helped in targeting the box, getting a hat on a hat play side, and separating the defense backside. He calls it "math-based blocking"; it's a one day install progression that has produced an 86% explosive play rate when the play hits where it's supposed to in the front side A or B gap. The Skyhawks had 102 plays that were explosives and finished in the top 20 with over 200 yards on the ground this season. Keep reading.

Slaton (TX): Jacob Dangerfield has been promoted to head coach. 

Strongsville (OH): Strongsville HS in Cleveland has an English teaching position open for the upcoming school year. The coaching position will depend on the candidate. Please email and apply HERE.

Littleton (MA): Asante Easter has been named head coach at Littleton. 

John Carroll School (MD): The John Carroll School, a co-educational Catholic High School in Bel Air Maryland is looking to hire a Varsity Run Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line Coach, Running Back Coach, Defensive Line Coach and Linebacker Coach. On campus positions could be available but are limited at this time. We play in the competitive MIAA football league and are looking to build off a strong JV class and returning Varsity youth. Incredible campus and work environment. Please contact Head Coach Mark Modeste if interested.