2020/12/15

DeafDigest Sports – – December 15, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— a walk-on football player

— college wheelchair basketball commitment

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

— Player of the Week

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Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet advances to second round in Helmet Bowl IV

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University has advanced to the second round of
Helmet Bowl IV presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 3 seed
in the West Region and are going up against No. 6 seed Campbell University
in the second round. The winner of this week’s voting contest will advance
to the third round in the annual national tournament to find the best
football helmet in the country.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m.
(Eastern). Please also share on your personal social media pages as every
vote counts.

VOTE HERE: www.helmetbowl.com.

Gallaudet won its first round matchup with Central College with a solid 73
percent to 27 percent victory. The winner between Gallaudet-Campbell will
go up against the winner between the U.S. Naval Academy and RPI. The
Midshipmen have been pulling in big vote totals this year and will be a
tough challenge if both Gallaudet and Navy advance.

Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

GU entered Helmet Bowl IV after it won its conference (Eastern Collegiate
Football Conference) for a fourth straight year. The ECFC was the 10th
leading conference in online voting during the conference voting period
during the month of November. There were 781 teams from 78 conferences in
the conference voting period and the 781 teams were trimmed down to the
Helmet Bowl IV field of 64.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl-2ndround

note:
Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

It is not the NCAA-III Helmet Bowl, it is all-classes (NCAA-I; NCAA-IAA;
NCAA-II and NCAA-III) competition

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian led by only three points at halftime
Friday, but pulled away for a 56-44 win at Indiana Deaf.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 24
West Lincoln 65

Record 2-4

MSD 33
West Lincoln 73

Record 0-6

Next Game 12/17 Delta St. Academy @ MSD “ONLY BOYS”

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Texas football

newspaper Player of the Week

Jordan Leeper, RB, Texas School for the Deaf: The Ranger senior rushed for
144 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries as TSD captured the TAPPS
Six-Man DI state championship with a 63-32 victory over Veritas Academy.

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college wheelchair basketball commitment

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team is excited to announce
our first college wheelchair basketball commitment.  Kerwin Haake, a deaf
high school senior from Lexington KY, has committed to the University of
Arizona to continue his college education and play collegiate wheelchair
basketball for the Wildcats!!  Kerwin has been the starting point guard
and captain for the Dragons for the last 4 years including leading them to
a #5 national ranking the last two seasons.

https://www.facebook.com/GCASC/photos/pcb.3389562191160187/3389556937827379/

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A walk-on football player

Kelby Telander, who is deaf, will be a rising
walk-on freshman with the University of Iowa
football team.

He has not played high school football his senior
season because of an injury.

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random deafsports thoughts

University of Florida lost a big game
because of an unsportsmanlike penalty
that led to a field goal.

Can’t happen to Gallaudet – that a fumble
in the 1981 game with Catholic University
led to a last play, last second field
goal defeat?

Gallaudet scored on a touchdown and also
on a two-point conversion to edge ahead
21-20, in these dying seconds. And
Gallaudet intercepted the Catholic’s pass
in what would have clinched the win.

A Gallaudet defensive back who intercepted
that pass, jumped up and down with joy
without protecting the ball. It was knocked
out of his hands. This fumble led to a
last second, last play field goal
kick that cost Gallaudet the game.

Said one of the Gallaudet players,
decades later –

I can still feel the sting!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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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.

Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

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