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Kyle Sokeland Evansville Courier & Press Published 7:16 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 EVANSVILLE — Michael Lindauer and Branson Combs have been side-by-side since they were toddlers. Best friends. Something resembling brothers. It only makes sense that the cousins will make their college journeys together. The Memorial High School standouts announced Saturday afternoon that they will continue their academic and athletic careers at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The Salukis are a member of the Division I Football Championship Subdvision (FCS). Lindauer and Combs have formed quite the pair for the Tigers. The duo both compete in three sports at a high level. But it is football where they shine the brightest. Memorial won its first state championship on the gridiron last fall, defeating Brebeuf Jesuit 29-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Class 3A final. The chance to continue playing together past high school appealed to both. "I think playing … [Read more...] about Memorial’s Lindauer, Combs verbally commit to play football at Southern Illinois
It was a furious scramble for a careening ball, a third-quarter play that in most games with a score of 35-3 would have been utterly meaningless. In this case, it was a pivotal instant in an astounding piece of football history. Mark Maddox, who was in the middle of it, only wishes he could remember. A little more than a quarter-century ago, with the Buffalo Bills trailing the Houston Oilers by 32 points in a 1993 wild card playoff game – moments after a 58-yard Bubba McDowell interception return for a Houston touchdown had turned a sure blowout into something even worse – an Al Del Greco kickoff smacked into Maddox's calf, and then bounced loose. Maddox, his body twisted, turned back and lunged for the ball. For a moment, an Oiler seemed to have his body on top of it. Maddox listened for the whistle and kept clawing, finally managing to pry loose the ball and get control of it, just barely, at midfield. The Bills had possession. It was a swing play in the … [Read more...] about Sean Kirst: ‘Football has taken these memories,’ so ex-Bills linebacker looks to fans
HOOVER, Ala. — It was a balmy Indian summer September afternoon for Harvard’s season opener against the University of Rhode Island at Meade Stadium in Kingston, R.I.Ben Abercrombie, then 18, was the only freshman on defense to make the trip. The 5-foot-10-inch, 180-pound safety had impressed everyone since he set foot in Cambridge.At Harvard Stadium in a preseason camp, he took an NFL agility run that tests speed, lateral quickness, and explosiveness. The football and baseball star clocked in at less than four seconds, an NFL-level top score. Coaches were checking their stopwatches and asking him to run it again.“It was really tremendous,” says Harvard coach Tim Murphy. “That’s what you’re looking for. He’s just an outstanding athlete.”He had everything Harvard wanted: heart, teamwork, mental toughness, charisma, honor roll grade, and a high football IQ. In scrimmages he had the knack for popping bigger running backs and tight ends … [Read more...] about Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie fights his way back
DOVER-FOXCROFT — One final football game. That’s what Saturday’s 29th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic represents for most of the players: a last chance to strap on the pads and enjoy the camaraderie many athletes believe is unique to football. “It’s getting the chance to suit up one more time and playing with teammates that I haven’t met, or with teammates that I’ve played against,” said Arlo Pike of Bonny Eagle, who won the Gaziano Memorial Award in January as the state’s top defensive lineman. “So far it’s been an awesome experience.” Related Headlines Lobster Bowl: Coaching legend Dick Mynahan happy to have one more game Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → Players come to the end of their football road from different perspectives. For Pike and West teammate Owen Garrard, the Fitzpatrick Trophy winner from Class A champion Scarborough, it was a conscious choice to say no … [Read more...] about Lobster Bowl is fitting end for many football players