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  • Cross-country coach arrested for a DUI while driving team

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally22 hrs ago

    A high school cross country coach in South Carolina was arrested for a DUI while driving the girls team to an invitational meet on Friday. Second-year assistant coach Dedra Kiser, 42, was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment. Spartanburg High School has also placed her on paid administative leave, according to the Associated Press.

    Kiser was driving a district-owned Chevy Suburban to the 2014 Lowcountry Invitational on James Island, about three hours from their school, when a police officer reported over the radio:

    The driver of that truck is an idiot. …They were swerving over the fog line, straddling lanes of traffic, and almost hit another car.

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  • Middle school team pulls off trick play called 'The Ugly Kardashian'

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally3 days ago

    A middle school team in Missouri pulled off this weekend's best trick play, as center Josh Copeland and quarterback Atiq Muhammed left the other team completely stumped.

    Lewis and Clark Middle School's Copeland handed the ball off to Muhammed, who held it over his head and pretended they'd grabbed the wrong ball for the game as he strolled through the defensive line, then took off for the endzone.

    The announcer seemed to be the only one who knew what was going on – even the refs looked stumped. It was only the first play from scrimmage.

    Coach Shawn Griggs told MaxPreps that the play was inspired by "The Annexation of Puerto Rico," the trick play masterminded by Nubie in the 1994 classic "Little Giants."

    "Little Giants" is older than every player on that field, but LCMS gave their version a much more modern name: "The Ugly Kardashian." Griggs didn't explain the name, other than saying that it made the players laugh. "Football is supposed to be fun," he said. "So the name stayed."

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  • Volleyball coach fired over bear crawls on burning blacktop

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally6 days ago

    After a JV girl's volleyball team did a series of bear crawls and pushups on hot blacktop in the midst of California's heat wave last week, the girls' hands started blistering, their skin soon peeling off. 

    One mother took her 14-year-old daughter to urgent care to treat the blisters. The doctor reportedly told them the second- and third-degree burns were definitely from the temperature of the blacktop. The mom called the local police, and after several more parents complained, the district fired coach Mercedes Winchester, 25.

    “It was a captain’s decision [on Wednesday], and it was around 3:15 p.m. It was overcast at the time, so I thought it was OK," Winchester told the Daily Press, adding that she didn't test the temperature of the pavement. 

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  • L.A. school district facing heat from football coaches

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally8 days ago

    Local football coaches are criticizing the Los Angeles Unified School District for the way it reacted to Southern California’s recent record-breaking heat wave.

    As temperatures soared last week, spiking at 103 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, the LAUSD cancelled all outdoor sports activities on Monday. There were no practices scheduled on Tuesday because of a professional development day, so Wednesday was set to be the first real practice of the week.

    But at 3:12 p.m. that day, another notice came through. All outdoor activities were again cancelled, from boy’s waterpolo, girl’s tennis, and girl’s golf matches to elementary after-school activities.

    The loudest complaints came from the football coaches, who said heading into the weekend’s games without sufficient practice created health concerns of another kind. It also created a disadvantage for any schools facing private schools, which hadn't heeded the heat warnings. 

    The district’s athletics coordinator, Trent Cornelius, tells Yahoo Sports he tried to get permission for teams to practice at night, but was ultimately denied. He instead recommended teams practice inside.

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  • D'oh! High school football teams gets extra point after ball bounces off player's head

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally9 days ago

    Football players score against their own teams all the time. The first goal of this year's World Cup was an own goal. But that's the other football, i.e. soccer. It's supposed to be pretty much impossible in American football.

    And yet on Friday, a South Dakota high school football team found a way. On an extra point attempt, the ball bounced off a defender's head, onto the crossbar, and through the uprights. The poor kid probably didn't know what hit him. The officials didn't even seem to know how to call it at first.

    Here it is in slow motion:

    Milbank High School was already trailing 37-0 in the second quarter when it happened.

    According to Big Sioux Media, Dell Rapids continued to trample all over Milbank. The game ended at halftime, with Dell Rapids winning 51-0. Clearly, the Milbank kids just can't catch a break.

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