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DeafDigest Sports – August 11, 2018

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— August football games

— a Gallaudet honor

— random deafsports thoughts

— new 8-man league

— Friday Night Lights

— Texas volleyball

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/basketball-player-jamal-garner/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet quarterback that knew no ASL
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Gallaudet sports

Jamal Garner honored with 2017-18 NEAC Inspirational Award

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
announced its recipients of the 2017-18 NEAC Inspirational Award on Friday
and Gallaudet University rising senior Jamal Garner (Jacksonville, Ill.)
of the Bison men’s basketball team was honored.

The Inspirational Award is given annually to a student-athlete, coach or
administrator who has endured personal hardship that has led to bravery
and dedication within athletics.

A center on the men’s basketball team, Garner spent much of his first
two years on the squad seeing few minutes on the court. Despite a lack of
playing time, the Jacksonville, Ill., native remained committed, continued
to work hard and supported his teammates. During the 2017-18 season,
Garner’s dedication paid off as he started all 26 games for the Bison
and finished the season with 115 points, 137 rebounds, 21 steals and seven
blocks.

Garner is a business major and has worked extremely hard to maintain his
3.27 cumulative GPA, proving high school teachers wrong that questioned
his ability to attend college. He has also made in impact in the
communities around him as he has initiated fraternities at Gallaudet and
has worked at a camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children during the
summer. Garner’s leadership has been a constant during his time at
Gallaudet as he has also worked with campus security and for the tutoring
center.

Gallaudet now has seven NEAC Inspirational Award honorees since it joined
the conference in 2010-11.

Gallaudet’s past honorees included former women’s basketball head coach
Kevin Cook (2010-11), women’s swimmer Lisa van der Mark (2011-12), men’s
cross country runner Ivan Alfaro (2012-13), women’s swimmer Taylor
Mickelson (2015-16), women’s swimmer Faye Frez-Albrecht (2016-17) and
women’s basketball player Lawjen Ashmore (2016-17).

“Jamal is more than a great person. He will go out of his way to help
anyone regardless of who the person is. Everywhere he goes, he makes sure
the people around him are being helped,” said Gallaudet men’s basketball
coach Kevin Kovacs. “He is a living example of how to be the best person
you can be from paper to action. He is always trying to be better be it in
academics, basketball, job, volunteer or anything in the moment. That in
itself is very inspiring to me and everyone else that appreciates those
kind of traits.”

Garner is a three-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball team. In three
seasons, he has compiled 126 points, 155 rebounds, 25 steals, 19 assists
and eight blocks in 43 games (27 starts). He is also a two-year
letterwinner on the Gallaudet men’s track and field team (2016, ’18) and
lettered on the football team in 2016.

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Illinois football

new 8-man football league

 Hundreds of high school football teams started their seasons this week
with a goal of making the IHSA playoffs. But for seven schools, including
Milford-Cissna Park, that goal is a little different.

The Illinois 8-Man Football Association was created last winter as a means
for small schools struggling to field 11-man teams. Representatives from
all seven member schools — Alden-Hebron, Westminster Christian (Elgin),
Christian Life (Rockford), Judah Christian (Champaign), Lake Forest
Academy, Milford-Cissna Park and the Illinois School for the Deaf
(Jacksonville) — met in January to discuss how to keep their football
programs afloat.

“Really, the idea came from necessity,” Milford principal Steve
Totheroh said. “We needed more players, and it didn’t look like we
would get more players to field an 11-man team, so what were our options?
Playing a game with less players.

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Texas volleyball

from a tweet

William B. Travis HS
Girls Varsity Volleyball loses to Texas School For The Deaf

scores not provided

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor was emailing back and forth with a coach
of 8-man deaf team.

It was agreed that 8-man football is still football (blocking
and tackling is still the same)

What about 6-man and 8-man quarterbacks that enroll at Gallaudet
and join the football team. They have become starters in
11-man college football, just that they had to make adjustments with
more players offensive players on the field.

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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Light’s famed quarterback Scott Porter is back playing
Cruise, while JR Lemon returns as Devin Wade. Just like in the inaugural
season, Madden 19 features people who have often been ignored in past
sports video games. Women again play a key role as actress Joey King stars
as Cruise’s sister in Madden 19. For the first time in the Madden
franchise, a deaf player serves a key role in the game. Conrad Bluth plays
a hearing impaired high school player in Longshot’s second season. While
we are here to highlight the top actors and actresses from the game, you
can check out IMDB’s full rundown of every single person who played a role
in Longshot.

note:
instead of casting hearing Conrad Bluth as a deaf football player,
why not cast a deaf actor as a deaf football player?
 

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