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2017 Scholar Athletes: Spencer McMillion & Khari Nelson

October 14, 2017
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From Roosevelt High School, Spencer McMillion Spencer holds a 3.5 GPA and was selected team captain. He has lettered in both football and track. From Bowie High School, Khari Nelson Khari currently has a 3.9 GPA and demonstrates the meaning of a student-athlete by balancing his academics and athletics.  

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Rolando Sims & Chris Keith

October 14, 2017
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 From Lakewood High School, Rolando Sims Rolando is an awesome young man whose drive for success and love for God pushes him toward higher goals and dreams. He is a varsity football captain, faithful Sunday school student at Christ Gospel Church and involved in AVID, FCA, Key Club, Health Squad, Delta’s beta Beautillion, feeding the…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Michael Uribe & Ryan Valdes

October 13, 2017
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From Hart High School, Michael Uribe Michael has been recognized for several scholar awards in football, baseball, and basketball. He was awarded the Faith Bowl MVP, 1st team all league for baseball and the Principal’s list for his high GPA. Michael is involved in several clubs, such as FCA and SLC and volunteers for The…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Michael Torres & Nathaniel Marshall

October 13, 2017
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From Schurr High School, Michael Torres Michael has tremendous character who represents the Schurr program with pride and integrity and has a true heart of a champion.  He carries a 3.45 academic GPA for his four years at Schurr High School. It is not easy to be a true student-athlete and the sacrifices that Michael…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Elisha Jackson & Trista Robbins

October 13, 2017
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From Muskegon High School, Elisha Jackson Eli is a two- year letterman on the varsity football team. He is also 1st Team All Conference and All- Area for the 2016 season. Eli is an extreme vocal leader on the Big Reds football team, as well as the entire student body. He is inspired by his…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Ben Mazur & Carter Post

October 13, 2017
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From Lancaster, Ben Mazur Ben is a two-year letterman in football, and a four-year letterman in lacrosse. He was an All-Class AA Honorable Mention for defensive end as a junior, and selected captain this year. In lacrosse, Ben was named both All-American and Academic All American for the goalie position. He plans to attend St….

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Zach Powell & Sidney Gates

October 13, 2017
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From Smith-Cotton High School, Zach Powell Zach is a two-year letterman on the football team. He averages 57 yards per kickoff return and 20 yards per punt return which has resulted in five special teams touchdowns in addition to his four offensive touchdowns as a slot receiver. Zach has tied three state record for single…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Adonis Morano & Carson Sauschuck

October 7, 2017
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From Middletown High School, Adonis Morano Adonis is a two year captain for the football team and has been a captain on the wrestling team for three years as well. He is the Section IX 170 pound defending champion from last year. When he is not playing sports, he enjoys spending time with his family…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Dominic Thompson & Evan Tafoya-Vallo

October 6, 2017
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From Sue Cleveland High School, Dominic Thompson Dominic works hard on the football field and in the classroom. He takes numerous of AP courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. Dominic also volunteers at the Sagebrush Church and the Joy Junction group. He belongs to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and…

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2017 Scholar Athletes: Connor Kelley & Seth Compher

October 6, 2017
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From Oak Mountain High School, Connor Kelley Connor started football in the sixth grade.  He is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, English Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and the National Honor Society.  He plans to attend Auburn University & major in pre-pharmacy.   From Hoover High School, Seth Compher Seth is a three-year letterman on…

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?


Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.