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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Mar. 1-7

Nevada
Sophomore
6 Sets Played
Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.33
Receptions: 17
Rcpt/Game: 2.83
Aces: 5
Blocks: 4

New Mexico
5'8" | Sophomore | MB/MH/OH
13 Sets Played
Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 2.77
Digs: 9
Digs/Game: 0.69
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 0.46
Aces: 3
Blocks: 13

Oregon
6'1" | Freshman | MB/OH
16 Sets Played

Kills: 59
Kills/Game: 3.69
Digs: 43
Digs/Game: 2.69
Receptions: 67
Rcpt/Game: 4.19
Aces: 13

Virginia
6'1 | Junior | S
5 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 7.4
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 3.6
Receptions: 3
Rcpt/Game: 0.6
Aces: 1
Blocks: 1

Washington
5'9" | Junior | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 70
Assists/Game: 11.67
Team Hitting%: 0.323
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 3.83
Aces: 2

Wisconsin
6'0" | Senior | S/OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 4
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 6.5
Aces: 8

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:

The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org
Spring football: State-by-state look at postseason play - HIGHSCORE
Spring football: State-by-state look at postseason play
High school spring football throughout the country has largely resembled spring training in baseball. It's good to be back. There's loads of camaraderie. But little drama. Without playoffs or postseason implications, the games can feel more like exhibitions than traditional all-out battles.

Considering many of these states were paused up to 16 months, there's nothing wrong with that.

FOOTBALL IN THE FALL — All 35 that tried

Of the 15 states that chose or were ordered not to play during the fall season, four dropped out completely. And of the 11 to play in the winter and spring, only three have decided to run some form of a playoff.

They are:

North Carolina: The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) football season ends Friday, playoff brackets are selected Saturday. First-round game begin April 16, second round (April 23), regionals (April 30) and state finals (May 8).

Rhode Island: Four-team brackets in five divisions of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League take place April 30. Championship games are all scheduled for May 7.

Virginia: After most of the state got to play six games in seven weeks starting on Feb. 22, the playoffs began Wednesday, with semifinals taking place April 24 and all state finals on May 1. See all the brackets.

The states (linked to their association or federation) that opted out of spring football playoffs are California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Oregon.
North Carolina football playoffs brackets will be selected Saturday with four rounds of play beginning April 16.
File photo by Matthew Plyler
North Carolina football playoffs brackets will be selected Saturday with four rounds of play beginning April 16.






Top 25 high school football rankings: South Panola finishes No. 1 - HIGHSCORE
Top 25 high school football rankings: South Panola finishes No. 1
South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), one of the country's most dominant programs over the last decade, can add one more notch to its belt: national champion.

The Tigers, who finished 15-0 and captured Mississippi's 6A state title, posted eye-popping statistics on both sides of the ball en route to finishing No. 1 in the Xcellent 25 Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.

Loaded with star power and groomed by excellent coaching, South Panola allowed more than one touchdown in only four games this year. They averaged more than 45 points per game on offense.

In the state final against previously-unbeaten Meridian, the Tigers turned in an outstanding effort, winning easily 28-7.

Running back Qyendairs Griffin gave the Tigers a powerful threat running the ball, while Marcus Henry and Nickolas Brassell helped stretch defenses at wide receiver.

Antonio Connor and Kendrick Market were dynamic defensive backs for South Panola, and up front, Temario Strong and Issac Gross were nearly impossible to block.

The Tigers rose to No. 1 following the Pearland (Texas) upset of Trinity (Euless, Tex.), which was the top-ranked team heading into the final weekend of the season.

Finishing a close second to South Panola is Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Like South Panola, Aquinas excelled on both sides of the ball and had an equally dominant season, culminating in a 5A state title.

Final Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard

1. (2) South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), 15-0
Season complete. 6A state champions. National champions.
Qyen Griffin was unstoppable for South Panola.
Qyen Griffin was unstoppable for South Panola.
Destiney McPhaul named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Pennsylvania High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Destiney McPhaul named 2020-21 MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Destiney McPhaul of West Catholic (Philadelphia) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-8 senior guard led the Burrs to a 12-4 record and the Class AAA state championship.

McPhaul averaged 20.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.4 blocks per game. She had a double-double – 16 points and 10 rebounds -- in the 67-56 championship game win over Mohawk.

McPhaul will play in the Who's Next All-American Game at the George Gervin Center in San Antonio on April 2 and attend Virginia Tech next year.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 20.
Destiney McPhaul in action during West Catholic's Class AAA state championship win over Mohawk.
Photo by Paul Burdick
Destiney McPhaul in action during West Catholic's Class AAA state championship win over Mohawk.
High school football: After fight with cancer, St. Frances Academy standout Aaron Wilson passes away at age 17 - HIGHSCORE
High school football: After fight with cancer, St. Frances Academy standout Aaron Wilson passes away at age 17
Aaron Wilson of St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.) has passed away at the age of 17, according to 247Sports recruiting analyst Brian Dohn. Rasheda Mayse, the mother of the promising defensive end prospect started a GoFundMe page in March when it was announced he had developed a high grade midline glioma. He underwent brain surgery to remove some of the mass and was undergoing radiation therapy on his spine.

Wilson had a bright future in football and was regarded as great leader and teammate with a positive attitude.

A testament to his talent on the field, Wilson had 18 offers that included the likes of Florida, Georgia, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas, according to 247Sports.

During his sophomore season he had 43 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles while playing at Ocoee (Fla.). He transferred to the Baltimore power in the spring of 2020 and was selected to the MaxPreps Preseason Junior All-America team before Maryland announced the fall season would be canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Aaron Wilson (No. 4) chases down a ballcarrier during a game in September 2019.
Photo by Cory Knowlton
Aaron Wilson (No. 4) chases down a ballcarrier during a game in September 2019.