DeafDigest Sports – August 29, 2014
Barry Strassler, editor


Hot DeafSports News at:

– upcoming football games

– won/lost records so far

– updated scores

– misc stories

– dedication to a well known person





DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob
Furman who departed us. He played baseball
and football at Gallaudet during the late
sixties. In baseball he hit one of the longest
homeruns (no fences) against American University.
And in football, he was an undersized defensive
lineman, on two bad knees, that survived four
full seasons of Gallaudet football. Because of
his shiftness and his knack for knowing where
the ball was, it was difficult to block him.

At Knoxville, Tennessee, he coached sports
at Tennessee School for the Deaf and later,
as defensive coordinator for a hearing high
school team. Bob was deaf with no speech
skills, yet was able to communicate with his
players on the field.

We will miss you, Bob.


won/lost records – as of September 29, 2014



football scores

Alabama 38 Waterloo 24
Indiana 42 Trader Point 0

Mississippi 60 Arkansas 24
Tennessee 34 Georgia 6

yesterday’s games
Florida 33 Oak Hall 0
Minnesota 20 West Lutheran 14 (overtime)
Tennessee 42 St Andrew’s 20

South Park 50 Colorado 0
Owen-Gage 2 Michigan 0 (forfeit)

today’s games
Aug 29 Model at Options Charter
Aug 29 Phoenix at Gila Bend
Aug 29 Maryland hosts Silver Oak Academy
Aug 29 New Mexico hosts Lake Arthur
Aug 29 Texas hosts DasChe Spartans

Saturday’s game
Aug 30 Fremont at Upper Lake


Gallaudet football

Gallaudet football picked second in ECFC preseason coaches poll

WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC)
released its 2014 preseason football poll Thursday and, Gallaudet
University football team was picked to finish second overall, as
voted by the ECFC head coaches.

The Bison, who finished first in the division a season ago with a 6-1
conference record, received three first-place votes and 55 points.
This is the highest the Bison have ever been ranked in the ECFC
preseason coaches poll since the league started in 2009.

Norwich University was selected as the preseason favorite for the
ECFC title this season. The Cadets, who went 6-1 in the league last
season, received five first place votes and 61 points.

Husson University (45 points), who went 4-3 in the ECFC last season,
was picked third followed by Mount Ida College (39), SUNY Maritime
(35), Becker College (26), Castleton State College (15) and Anna
Maria (12).

To read all of the season previews on the 2014 ECFC teams please
click here:


1. Norwich (5)
2. Gallaudet (3)
3. Husson
4. Mount Ida
5. SUNY Maritime
6. Becker
7. Castleton
8. Anna Maria


Gallaudet women’s soccer

Season Preview: New attitude and chemistry is the recipe for the Bison in 2014

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer team enters the 2014
season returning eight players from last year’s team. New head coach Liza
Offreda hopes a newfound attitude and added chemistry will carry them through
their non-conference and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) matches.

full story at:


Alabama volleyball

Thursday, August 28, 2014

At Alabama School for the Deaf


Childersburg 2  Alabama 1

22-25, 25-15, 15-5


BB Comer 2  Alabama 1

24-26, 25-21, 15-13


Season record: 0 – 2


Colorado football

We got creamed by south park, 50-0. They have a well
balanced offensive threat – rushing and passing that
we could not stop. Next game will be versus
Hanover/Edison here at CSDB Thursday, the 4th.


Florida football

Wow!  What an incredible start to the season for the FSDB Dragon football
team.  In a total team effort, we won 33-0 over visiting Oak Hall Eagles.
 Our players really stepped up and earned a shutout- the golden standard on

Our offensive line paved the way for 355 yards gained on the ground.  The
passing game also contributed 105 yards.  All 33 of our points were scored
in the first three quarters.  Cedric Scott accounted for all 5 of our touchdowns-
4 rushing and 1 passing.

We next play Halifax Academy out of Daytona on 9/4.  Kickoff is at 7pm on
our home field.

2q 11:56, FSDB Scott 1 run (D.Garcia PAT), 7-0
2q 8:04, FSDB Scott 70 run (PAT miss), 13-0
2q 5:34, FSDB Cash 80 pass from Scott (PAT miss), 19-0
3q 10:20, FSDB Scott 40 run (D.Garcia PAT), 26-0
3q 1:14, FSDB Scott 50 run (D.Garcia PAT), 33-0

Scott 8-163, 4 TDs. Stanfield 9-90. Ynirio 5-35. Maldonado 8-32. Homewood
6-28. Anthony Wallace 3-14. Cash 1-5. Rice 1-0. Vital 1-0, Ames 1- -5.
Garcia 1-

Scott 2/5 105yds, 1 TD. Ames 0-1

Cash 2-105 1TD

Homewood 8t, 2tfl. Alex Wallace 8t, 1h, 1pd. Townsend 7t, 1ff. Stanfield
7t, 1tfl. Williams 6t, 1ff. Philyor 6t. Cash 4t, 1tfl, 1int 5yds. Ames 5t.
4t. Anthony Wallace 4t, 1fr. Baugh 3t, 1h. Touahri 2t. Shedd 2t, 1sk.

(t=tackles, tfl=tackles for loss, h=qb hurries, pd=pass defensed,
ff=fumbles forced, fr=fumbles recovered, sk=qb sacks)
newspaper story

Fremont volleyball

CSD lost to Valley ChristianNon-conference, 2-3

25-22, 21-25, 25-27, 25-23, 6-15

I. MacAulay: 11k, 10 digs
C. Pedersen: 8k, 10 digs, 8 assists
F. Harmount: 6k, 15 digs
B. Dike: 22 assists, 1 kill, 7 aces, 15 digs

We stand with 0-1 record


Indiana football

For Indiana School for the Deaf, football ‘makes us feel equal’

Garrett Wooten inherited a mess in 2011.

“The team had lost control,” he says through a translator.
“No morale whatsoever.”

It was a broken program stuck in the slog of a three-year
winless streak. Players saw five different head coaches
come through in five years, and the worst of it came on
a bus trip in 2010, when a hazing incident cost two coaches
their jobs and resulted in multiple players being suspended.

full story at:


Kentucky volleyball

part of newspaper story

The Burgin volleyball team imrpoved to 1-7 on the
season with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 win over the
Kentucky School for the Deaf.


Louisiana football

LSD 40

It was a Jamboree. Four 8 minute quarters.


Maryland volleyball

Maryland beat Bishop Ireton High School, 3-0
Scores: 25-18, 25-23, 25-18
Record  2 – 0


Bridget Berrigan
1 kill, 8 assists, 5 digs

Brooke Bonheyo
19 assists, 9 digs

Adele Daniels
8 kills, 12 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace

Karita Lewis
9 kills, 1 block, 1 assist, 7 digs

Tessa Lewis
12 kills, 1 assist, 14 digs, 2 aces

Kaela Luttrell
1 assist, 10 digs, 1 ace
Maryland JV lost to Bishop Ireton High Svhool, 0-2
Scores: 11-25, 25-27
Record 1-1

Minnesota football

MSAD football defeated West Lutheran, 20 to 14, in overtime.



Minnesota volleyball




Tennessee volleyball

TSD Volleyball drops a close one tonight to Jellico in 5 sets!
25-19; 25-22; 19-25; 25-27; 9-15
Record 0-2


Tennessee football

At St. Andrew’s (Sewanee)

TSD. 14. 6. 22. 0. – 42
St. Andrew’s. 6. 0. 8. 6. – 20

TSD. St. Andrew’s
First Downs. 6. 12
Rushes-Yards. 37-305. 33-238
Passing. 106. 49
Comp-Att-Int. 6-13-0. 4-13-2
Return Yards. 119. 108
Punts-Avg. 2-28.5. 3-21.3
Fumbles-Lost. 3-1. 3-1
Pentalities-Yards. 9-95. 5-40

Records- TSD 2-0, St. Andrew’s 0-2


Texas volleyball

SMHS 25 19 20 25 15
TSD 18 25 25 18 5
Was a seesaw battle between Texas and San Marcos Home
School… At the end they pulled away due to our serve
receiving. Mia Upchurch broke school record of 30 digs
in a match. This game also was the longest game I’ve
ever coached it took about 2 hours and half to complete.
Next game, first district game at home vs Central Texas Christian School.

TSD 9-6-2


deaf long distance swimmer

SWIMMING IN SILENCE: Greeley woman hopes to become the
first deaf woman to swim Santa Barbara channel

Micki Poole of Greeley gets pumped before the start of the
Horsetooth Openwater Swim on Aug. 10. Poole is deaf but
has made herself into one of the best master’s division
long-distance swimmers in the state.

rest of story at:

editor’s note: Micki was one of the best female swimmers in
Gallaudet history. She coached the swimming team one season