Broncos waive veteran backup QB, trade Reed to Steelers
Josh Johnson might be looking for his 15th NFL team after the Denver Broncos waived the veteran backup quarterback Tuesday. Johnson, an 11th-year pro, started the first two preseason games and got the majority of snaps behind starter Russell Wilson this summer, but he was beaten out by fourth-year QB Brett Rypien. “It was a really close competition,” general manager George Paton said, adding that he hopes to sign Johnson to the Broncos' 16-man practice squad Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
White steps in, leads Jets to wild 34-31 win over Bengals
Mike White threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns in his first NFL start, caught a 2-point conversion pass on the go-ahead score and had the fans chanting his name while leading the New York Jets to a wild 34-31 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86
Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. Johnson won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1955 while competing in just his fourth decathlon. Johnson, Yang, and Kuznetzov had their way with the record books between the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. Johnson won over the Soviet audience with his gutsy performance in front of what had been a hostile crowd.
Thunder & Lightning: Skillern, Smith provide Second Baptist School punch out of backfield
HOUSTON - Terry Pirtle and the Second Baptist School have secured the services of Smith & Skillern. Rather, it's junior running backs Eli Smith and Everett Skillern, who have paced the Eagles' offense the past two weeks. In fact, the duo has combined to score 12 touchdowns in the past two games for Second Baptist School, each scoring three times apiece in each outing, including in a 49-0 homecoming victory over Lutheran South Academy on Friday night. Last year, Skillern and Smith were just sophomores at Second Baptist School. What Second Baptist School head coach Terry Pirtle enjoys the most about Smith and Skillern is the fact that he gets to pencil them onto the depth chart again in 2021.
Tulsa snaps No. 11 UCF's 21-game home winning streak, 34-26
Tulsa players pose on the middle of the field after a win over Central Florida during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Tulsa's win snapped UCF's 21-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tulsa snaps No. 11 UCF's 21-game home winning streak, 34-26
Tulsa players pose on the middle of the field after a win over Central Florida during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Tulsa's win snapped UCF's 21-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. – There is something about UCF that brings that best out of Tulsa. Zach Smith threw three touchdown passes and Tulsa erased an 18-point first-half deficit to beat No. 11 UCF 34-26, snapping the Knights' 21-game home winning streak Saturday night. “Turnovers were huge in the football game,” UCF coach Josh Heupel said.
VYPE 2020 Preview: Private School No. 3 Second Baptist School Eagles
Welcome to the 2020 football season. But VYPE has still done what we have always done when it comes to previewing Texas high school football here in Houston. 3 Second Baptist School Eagles! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE 2020 VYPE HOUSTON FOOTBALL PREVIEW MAGAZINECLICK HERE TO ORDER PHOTOSCoach Terry Pirtle led his Second Baptist School Eagles to a 12-1 record, an undefeated district season and a DII state semifinal appearance. There is a new signal-caller in town as Bridgeland-transfer Finn Nicholson could add another dimension to the Eagles' offense.
Second Baptist Magazine Feature: Fall Wrap 2019
SBS FOOTBALL SOARS TO STATE SEMIS - Second Baptist School's amazing 2019 football season did not go unnoticed. The Second Baptist School, which went 12-1 this season, reached the state semifinals, making it back to-back appearances. His bodyguard Dylan Cordell was a first-team, all-state selection and was named the TD Club of Houston's Private School Lineman of the Year. "Josh Johnson lit it up this year," Second Baptist School coach Terry Pirtle said. Second Baptist School football wrapped up the program's seventh-straight district championship and the first undefeated regular season since 1999.
WATCH: VYPE Awards 2020 presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Sunday, 6 p.m.
It is time to see who the winners for team, coach and athlete of the year at the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Tweet photos and videos and tag VYPE Houston on Twitter! Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is Houston's leading provider of orthopedic services, from sports medicine to joint replacement. Houston Methodist offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services with a high standard of excellence for elite athletes, active adults and student athletes. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera.
VYPE AWARDS 2020: To the victors go the spoils in private school football
It is awards season here at VYPE! We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. The Rice-signee had 55 catches for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and two kickoff return touchdowns. He was named the TD Club Offensive Player of the Year for Private Schools and will play at Trinity University.