DS/State Associations partnerships to provide state football scoreboards

By: Cameron Mellor (@cammellor)
August 8, 2014

 

Digital Scout football viewers across the country will now be treated to a unique, one-of-a-kind experience starting this fall. Due to a new partnership with several different state athletics & activities associations, viewers will now be able to stream data in real time from a variety of states, across our nation in one solidified place. 

 

For the first time in Digital Scout's nearly 20 years, users will be able to view data casts of football games on a state scoreboard for Washington D.C., Wyoming, North Dakota, Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee and areas of Texas with many more to come. 

 

This unique treat is due to a partnership between Digital Scout and each individual athletic or activities association.

 

Housed on each athletic or activities association state website, viewers will be able to watch the data stream in from any and all schools who are utilizing Digital Scout to track their stats on Friday nights.

 

Have a program in Texas that you want to check up on? Visit Dave Campbell's TexasFootball.com to check them out. How about your nephew's game in D.C. that you can't make it to? Maybe your alma mater has a committed athlete playing in Ohio on Friday night? With this new platform, viewers can check out scores from all across the nation as they happen.

 

Follow along with the Digital Scout Twitter at @digitalscout for up-to-the-minute news and further information regarding which states are partnering with Digital Scout and which games are happening live on Fridays. Make sure your favorite high school or alma mater has and will use Digital Scout this fall!

 

Congratulations to HSGC users across the southeast region of the country

 

By: Cameron Mellor

January 12, 2014

 

In light of the annual high school All-American games that took place the first weekend of 2014, signifying the culmination of the high school football season, we see no better time than the present to continue to unveil the first-annual, All-HSGC Award Lists for the 2013 football season.

 

With extensive parameters and essential criteria to be considered for the coveted list, the All-HSGC Awards signify excellence on the field of key offensive positions and defensive players as a whole. The quintessential component of the list was basic and to-the-point – your team must utilize the HSGameCenter program being delivered by Digital Scout. From there, the grading criterion included, but was not limited to, yards and touchdowns, team winning percentage, percentage of team total offense and much more.

 

The southeast region contains users from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

After careful deliberation and hours of scouring over statistics from programs far and wide, the list of the first ever All-Southeast HSGC Awards are here.

 

All-Southeast Player of the Year:

Kenny Purvis, Central Cabarrus (N.C.) High School (11-2)

Running Back No. 6

3192 total yards, 39 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast First Team

Quarterback:

Chase Noonan, North Paulding (Ga.) High School (12-2), No. 5

3602 total yards, 45 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian (Ala.) High School (9-4), No. 2

2689 total yards, 40 total touchdowns

 

Jamaz Richardson, Lejeune (N.C.) High School (13-1), No. 23

2089 total yards, 29 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Josh Malone, Station Camp (Tenn.) High School (9-2), No. 3

1833 total yards, 24 total touchdowns

 

 

KJ Hill, North Little Rock (Ark.) High School (10-3), No. 5

1645 total yards, 21 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast Second Team

Quarterback:

Jake McKenzie, Monroe (Ala.) Academy (13-0), No. 4

3132 total yards, 41 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Isaiah Johnson, Rossview (Tenn.) High School (9-4), No. 23

2589 total yards, 30 total touchdowns

 

 

Joel Evans, Riverside (N.C.) High School (8-3), No. 4

2563 total yards, 26 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Deion Holliman, Camden Fairview (Ark.) High School (10-2), No. 5

1984 total yards, 19 total touchdowns

 

 

Rashaan Gaulden, Independence (Tenn.) High School (6-4), No. 7

1045 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

 

All-Southeast Third Team

Quarterback:

Donquell Green, Burke County (Ga.) High School (9-2), No. 5

3068 total yards, 40 total touchdowns

 

 

Running Back:

Terry ‘Gus’ Nichols, Hector (Ark.) High School (12-2), No. 3

1981 total yards, 33 total touchdowns

 

 

Arien Beasley, North Oldham (Ky.) High School (10-4), No. 30

2841 total yards, 19 total touchdowns

 

 

Wide Receiver:

Matty Biondich, Northview (Ga.) High School (5-5), No. 11

1321 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

D’Kwan Sandolph, St. James (La.) High School (6-7), No. 5

1705 total yards, 16 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast Honorable Mention

Quarterback:

Jarrad Hayes, Central (La.) High School (11-2), No. 9

2642 total yards, 31 total touchdowns

 

Brock Humphrey, Harrison (Ark.) High School (3-7), No. 12

2478 total yards, 32 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Vic Wharton, Independence (Tenn.), No. 3

2630 total yards, 26 total touchdowns

 

 

Daniel Bitulli, Nashville Christian (Tenn.) High School (12-1), No. 34

1845 total yards, 28 total touchdowns

 

 

Wide Receiver:

Gary Triplett, Central (La.), No. 2

1540 total yards, 13 total touchdowns

 

Jacob Rogers, Union County (Ga.) High School (6-5), No. 22

1124 total yards, 10 total touchdowns

 

Brian Clark, Clay Chalkville (Ala.) High School (10-2), No. 7

1191 total yards, 15 total touchdowns

 

 

All-Southeast Defensive Player of the Year

Davondrick Lison, McGehee (Ark.) High School (7-3), No. 9

92.5 total tackle, 72 solo, 32.5 tackle for loss, 14.5 sack

 

All-Southeast Defensive Honorable Mention

Tajai Liles, Hopewell (N.C.) High School (6-6), No. 27

39 total tackle, 30 solo, 19.5 tackle for loss, 12.5 sack

 

Edwin Alexander, St. Thomas Aquinas (La.) High School (9-3), No. 99

39 total tackle, 32 solo, 22.5 tackle for loss, 9 sack

 

Chauncey Rivers, Stephenson (Ga.) High School (8-4), No. 10

46 total tackle, 32 solo, 22 tackle for loss, 10 sack

 

McKenzie Hill, Evangelical Christian (Tenn.) High School (11-1), No. 54

36.5 total tackle, 31 solo, 21 tackle for loss, 7.5 sack

Senior running back awarded HSGC Player of the Week

 

By: Cameron Mellor

December 4, 2013

 

It didn’t take long for the Adamsville Cardinals to find themselves in familiar territory against Trinity Christian Academy, down against one of their toughest opponents of the season. In the early season matchup against the Lions however, Adamsville was unable to get back into it late, and lost the game 28-21.

 

In their most recent outing against Trinity Christian, the Cardinals were able to come out on top against the Lions, riding their senior leader, running back Zak Neary. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound back toted the ball 40 times for 357 yards and five touchdowns, pushing Adamsville into the State Championship game this coming Saturday.

 

For his efforts against TCA, Neary has been named the HSGC National Player of the Week.

 

 

“After TCA won the first meeting this year, we had to hit the reset button,” Adamsville assistant coach Michael Smith said. “Zak said to the team ‘let’s do what we do best and run all the way to the State Title!’ Zak has shown leadership by putting this team on his back.”

 

Neary has carried the team on his back and then some this season. Since the early season loss to the Lions, Neary has carried the ball 138 times for 999 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also thrown two touchdown passes and caught two more touchdowns. As if that wasn’t enough, Neary has also excelled on the defensive side of the ball, notching four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks since the two team’s first meeting.

 

Despite missing time due to an MCL sprain, Neary has been the workhorse for a very balanced offense.

 

“We’re pretty balanced with 31 rushing touchdowns and 30 passing touchdowns,” Smith said. “We’re more of a run-heavy team that can pass when they need to. When Zak is having success, the team seems to thrive off of it.”

 

In this past week’s semi-final matchup, it was Neary’s success that propelled the Cardinals to victory. Down 21-14 midway through the second quarter, it was Neary who sparked a 35-18 run for Adamsville to close out the game and advance to the State Championship. All 35 points for the Cardinals would be scored by Neary.

 

Neary took a 16-yard scamper to the end zone for his first touchdown of the game, tying the contest in the process midway through the second quarter. Trinity Christian would add a field goal before halftime, giving them a lead 24-21 at the break.

 

 

“Zak’s an athletically gifted athlete and just a good player,” Adamsville head coach Brandon Gray said. “He gets stronger and stronger as the game goes on while the opponent wears down.”

 

The opponent’s rush defense may have worn down completely in the second half of the game as Trinity Christian allowed three consecutive Neary touchdown runs to start the third quarter, giving Adamsville a 42-24 lead.

 

When TCA closed the gap to 42-39 after two quick scores, it was Neary who carried the ball nine times for 45 yards and the final touchdown during a fourth quarter clock-eating drive taking over six minutes off the clock.

 

Neary led his team to victory, much like he had done all season long, and much like the coaching staff hopes he continues to do.

 

“We are planning to let Zak lead the way to a State Title for us this Saturday,” Smith said.

 

Despite the team making it to the State Championship game for the second season in a row, this will be Neary’s first taste of a title game after he missed the game a year ago due to injury.

 

A second chance to play in a Championship game is a feel good story indeed, especially for an all-around good guy like Neary.

 

“He is the most unselfish player I have ever seen,” Smith said. “He is just a great kid that everyone loves to be around. He took himself out of games this year that could have padded his stats to give the younger guys a chance to play. He said ‘they practice too, everyone wants a chance to play and should get one.’”

 

Neary and the rest of the Cardinals get another crack at the 2A State Championship this Saturday when they take on Trousdale County. The game can be followed live at this link: http://www.hsgamecenter.com/football/boys/game/2544968