2020/12/12

DeafDigest Sports – – December 12, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas becomes 4th deaf school to win state football championships

— Indiana boys’ & girls’ basketball

— Florida girls’ basketball

— picture of 1938-38 deaf basketball team

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Texas football

Texas School for the Deaf football team wins first-ever state championship

part of newspaper posting

The Texas School for the Deaf football team made history
Friday night, knocking off crosstown rival, Veritas Academy, for a state
championship.

TSD defeated Veritas 63-32 for the TAPPS Division 1 6-Man football
championship for its first state title in school history.

The schools played in the first game of the season Sept. 25 with Veritas
claiming a 58-25 win over the Rangers. Since then, the Rangers have gone
6-2 with two playoff wins over Logos Prep Academy 60-30 and San Marcos
Academy 39-28 to reach the state title game.

note:
Veritas was unbeaten prior to the championship game.

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another newspaper posting on Texas football

Austin Texas School For The Deaf tackles Austin Veritas 63-32

Austin Texas School For The Deaf roared over Austin Veritas 42-24 heading
to the fourth quarter.

The Rangers kept a 30-16 intermission margin at the Defenders ‘s expense.

Austin Texas School For The Deaf opened with a 22-8 advantage over Austin
Veritas through the first quarter

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recap of deaf teams in state football championships

11-man
1950 Oklahoma runnerups
1960 North Carolina runnerups

8-man
1976 Arizona champions
1977 Colorado champions

6-man
2006 New Mexico champions
2020 Texas champions

note #1
Oklahoma finishing runner ups was amazing. They finished
runner ups in their second season of varsity football play

note #2
Colorado winning the championship in the worst possible
weather conditions – heavy rain, freezing winds, wet
field, slippery conditions,  limited visibility. The
game should have been postponed but the state wanted
the game to be played no matter what!

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 10, 2020 against Crescent City

Score: 54-17

Highlights of the Game in Action: http://www.hudl.com/v/2EmsPx

Our game against Interlachen on December 9th was canceled. We had three
days of practice, and we worked on our offense, defense, transition and
fast-break offense,
full-court press, and press break. We could see our improvements in some
areas. We TRUBIZ scored our first 2 points in 8 seconds when the Lady
Raiders “won” their
jumpball. Our half-court press worked! One of our goals was to make less
than 15 turnovers.  We achieved our goal as we made only 12 turnovers. Our
girls improved
their passing, dribbling, driving in, and looking for opportunities to
score. Our fast break is much better. We swished for 54 points while we
kept them at 17
points. There were a few times where we were late on defense when the Lady
Raiders had a few open shots. All our Lady Dragons contributed to the lead
with many
rebounds, assists, and steals. We also forced many turnovers on the
Raiders, which gave us numerous scoring opportunities. We finished with a
big WIN.

The player of the game was Ivabella Essex, our 8th grader. Coming from the
bench, Ivabella was ready to play. She played hard defensively. She had 3
steals. With
her steals, she ignited the fast break for our team. She ran with her
teammates. She made sure that we scored. When we missed our shots or
layups, she would go for
the rebounds! She had 2 rebounds on offense. She also took the shots. She
swished 2 points when our teammate had a missed lay-up.

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 21 pts, 4 reb, 6 stl, 3 ast

Oceana Brown: 2 pts, 2 reb, 5 stl, 3 ast

C. Dainty: 4 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

K. Debrow: 1 pt, 2 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

E. Essex: 4 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast

I. Essex: 2 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

J. Harris:  6 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

L. Jordonne: 14 pts, 7 reb, 3 stl

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 3-1

Next game is St. Joseph Academy on December 14th at 6:00 PM.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Alexandria’s girls routed Indiana School for the Deaf 73-31

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper posting

boys’ basketball

Columbus Christian 56, Indiana Deaf 44

Columbus Christian;11;12;13;20;—;56

Indiana Deaf;11;9;8;16;—;44

Columbus Christian (4-1): Owen Reed 0 0-0 0, Garrett Spurgeon 1 1-2 3,
Gabe Ridder 4 8-11 16, Cody Kiefer 2 1-2 7, Jacob Conrad 7 2-5 19, Gavin
Lustig 2 2-2 6, Nathan DeFriece 1 0-0 3, Parker Walden 1 0-0 2, Isaac
Carlson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 14-22 56.

Indiana Deaf (0-4): Tyler Washer 4 0-0 8, Jaden Fako 3 0-0 8, Daylen
Pruitt 4 4-4 13, Gabe Medford 1 0-0 2, Joey Paul 2 0-0 5, Jerry Edwards 4
0-0 8. Totals: 18 4-4 44.

3-point goals: Columbus Christian (Keifer 2, Conrad 2, DeFriece); Indiana
Deaf 4 (Fako 2, Pruitt, Paul).

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picture of 1938-39 deaf basketball team

http://deafdigest.com/1939-st-josephs-basketball-team/

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports is thrilled that a fourth
deaf school won a state football championship.

The sobering fact is that because of the pandemic
only three schools fielded football teams this
season – Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

And that Texas, often a 11-man football powerhouse
in the past, dropped down to 6-man this season.

To look on the bright side, we hope we will have
more deaf teams coming back with football, if not
in 2021 but hopefully in 2022 and so on.

The same goes for Gallaudet, one of the nation’s
oldest collegiate football programs!

Big question right now – how many schools will be
having basketball teams? So far, it has been
Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa, Florida
and Alabama. Any others?

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

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a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be