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  1. With ban lifted, Wooddale's Chandler Lawson can focus on chasing state title No. 4 Khari Thompson, Memphis Commercial AppealPublished 1:46 p.m. CT Feb. 12, 2019 | Updated 1:50 p.m. CT Feb. 12, 2019 The remainder of Chandler Lawson's senior season was nearly snatched away from him in the waning moments of a double-digit victory. What started as two players throwing the ball at each other escalated into a fight that left both teams with two-year postseason bans. But after Shelby County Schools appealed the ruling, TSSAA lifted Wooddale's ban on Friday, clearing the Cardinals to play in the postseason. "I knew we were going to get it because we didn’t fight," Lawson said. "The crowd got into it, and we just prayed on it and knew that God had our back." Chandler Lawson, shown with his AAU team Bluff City Legends, is trying to win his fourth consecutive state title. (Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Securing a special meeting was the most worrisome part for Lawson's father, Wooddale coach Keelon Lawson. He was confident that he had done all he could to keep his players out of the melee. "We know what we did trying to keep our players from running off the bench, so I just talked to them (the players) and told them that whatever judgment they (TSSAA) came back with, we have to bear witness," Keelon said. Wooddale coaches corralled their players when the fight broke out, pulling them into the cafeteria at Melrose, site of the game. That kept them away from everything happening on the court. Wooddale (24-3) was the only one of three Shelby County Schools banned from the postseason for fighting on Jan. 25 to get its ban removed. Fairley, a GreenDot school, will have a special-called Board of Control meeting on Wednesday to appeal its postseason suspension. "We were in the locker room just waiting, and it was either going to be good news or bad news, and we were just going to deal with it, and it was good news," Chandler said. The Cardinals are still on probation for the next two years. A $3,500 fine placed on the program was reduced to $1,500. But for now they're focused on making the most of their newly regained eligibility. “It’s a blessing to get another chance to play basketball again. I thought my season would’ve been over, but God made a blessing," Chandler said. Now the 6-foot-8 Oregon signee can focus on chasing a fourth state title. He won three consecutive state championships playing for Penny Hardaway at East before transferring to Oak Hill, a prep basketball powerhouse in Virginia. He returned to Memphis to play for his dad after he was named Wooddale's coach. Chandler was more of a role player on those teams, but now he has the opportunity to win a title at Wooddale as the go-to option. "The past three years, he's just been part of the supporting cast, and now this is his team," Keelon said. "I don’t need you to be the supporting cast. I need you to come out and lead the way. I think he’s doing a great job."
  2. Football recruiting: Top Memphis high school prospects for Class of 2020 (As of Feb. 8, 2019) Khari Thompson, Memphis Commercial AppealPublished 7:00 a.m. CT Feb. 8, 2019 | Updated 10:08 a.m. CT Feb. 8, 2019 With Maurice Hampton and Kristian Williams signed, all of the major football prospects for the Memphis area in the class of 2019 have picked their schools. Now it's time to look at the top prospects in the 2020 class. Rankings and offers are according to 247Sports. Darin Turner Central Position: Wide Receiver Memphis Central's Darin Turner signals a first down after a turnover against Whitehaven at Central High School on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Photo: Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal) Ht: 6-3. Wt: 205. 247 Composite: Ranked No. 60 nationally, No. 2 in Tennessee. College choice: Committed to LSU What to know: Turner, a second-team All-Metro selection, committed to to LSU last spring. Turner helped lead Central to the second round of the 6A playoffs where the Warriors fell to region rival Germantown. Omari Thomas Briarcrest Position: Offensive tackle Ht: 6-5. Wt: 301 247 Composite: Ranked No. 74 nationally, No. 5 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Penn State What to know: Thomas finished as a runner up for the DII-AAA Mr. Football award as a junior and has committed to play in next year's All-American Bowl. He recently trimmed his list to 12 schools and he is getting his offseason cardio workouts in by playing varsity basketball. BIG MAN BUCKETS: Bill Norton and Omari Thomas, DII-AAA Mr. Football Finalists, make big basketball impact Marcus Henderson Marcus Henderson is a junior at Memphis University School (Photo: Submitted) MUS Position: Offensive tackle Ht: 6-5. Wt: 298 247 Composite: Ranked No. 99 nationally, No. 6 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Ole Miss, Tennessee, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida What to know: Henderson paved the way for an MUS offense that made it to the DII-AAA state title game. The first-team All-Metro selection released his list of top-12 schools on New Year's eve. Nine are in the SEC. Chris Morris Freedom Prep Position: Offensive tackle Ht: 6-4. Wt: 290 247 Composite: Ranked No. 119 nationally, No. 7 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama What to know: Morris, a first-team All-Metro selection didn't allow a sack all season for Freedom Prep, which made its first quarterfinal appearance in school history. Josaih Hayes Horn Lake Position: Defensive tackle Ht: 6-3. Wt: 280 247 Composite: Ranked No. 141 nationally, No. 2 in Mississippi College choice: Offers include Ole Miss, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia What to know: Hayes and Georgia signee Nakobe Dean anchored a defense that brought Horn Lake its first state title. Whitehaven's Bryson Eason (middle) celebrates with his teammates after defeating Germantown 14-0 during their 6A state playoff game in Germantown, Tenn. (Photo: Mark Weber, The Commercial Appeal) Bryson Eason Whitehaven Position: Linebacker Ht: 6-1. Wt: 238 247 Composite: Ranked No. 9 in Tennessee College choice: Offers include Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Ole Miss, Tennessee What to know: Eason missed several games last season due to injury but should be back at full strength next season. He was 8-6A player of the year as a sophomore and helped vault Whitehaven to the 6A state title game as a junior. Martavius French Martavius French, is a junior at Whitehaven High School (Photo: Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal) Whitehaven Position: Linebacker Ht: 6-2. Wt: 235 247 Composite: Ranked No. 11 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU. What to know: French, the reigning 8-6A defensive player of the year, made 120 tackles, forced four fumbles and picked off two passes. Corbet Mims Kirby Position: Defensive tackle Ht: 6-4. Wt: 250 247 Composite: Ranked No. 14 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, Liberty, Western Kentucky What to know: Mims helped lead Kirby to a 5A quarterfinal appearance. He is just starting to pop up on the radar of a number of college programs. He picked up four offers in the last two weeks. Ray Curry White station Position: Offensive tackle Ht: 6-5. Wt: 288 247 Composite: Ranked No. 16 in Tennessee College choice: Offers include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss What to know: Curry's White Station team went 3-8, but he was able to pick up plenty of attention and offers from FBS schools. Jabari Small Briarcrest Position: Running back Ht: 5-10. Wt: 190 247 Composite: Ranked No. 23 in Tennessee College choice: Offers include West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Memphis What to know: Small was a third-team All-Metro selection in 2019. He helped lead Briarcrest to the state quarterfinals. Tamerion McDonald Tamerion McDonald is a junior at Whitehaven High School (Photo: Submitted) Whitehaven Position: Linebacker Ht: 6-2. Wt: 220 247 Composite: Ranked No. 27 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Ole Miss, LSU, Southern Miss What to know: McDonald is a versatile defender who can play linebacker and safety. The first-team All-Metro selection had 90 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown. Cameron Sneed Whitehaven Position: Running Back Ht: 5-10. Wt: 180 247 Composite: Ranked No. 35 in Tennessee College choice: Offers include Southern Miss What to know: Sneed, a third-team All-Metro selection, had 175 carries for 1400 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jevon Banks Olive Branch Position: Linebacker Ht: 6-2. Wt: 235 247 Composite: Ranked No. 10 in Mississippi College choice: Offers include Mississippi State, Louisville, Southern Miss, Tulane What to know: Banks had 93 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 4 sacks heading into the Mississippi 5A North state final, which Olive Branch lost to West Point. Devonte Nelson MUS Position: Cornerback Ht: 5-11. Wt: 177 247 Composite: Ranked No. 38 in Tennessee. College choice: Offers include Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, South Carolina What to know: Nelson was a key part of an MUS defense that held opponents to just over 10.8 points per game and made the DII-AAA state title game. Jakivuan Brown Horn Lake Position: Tight End Ht: 6-2. Wt: 220 247 Composite: Ranked No. 11 in Mississippi College choice: Offers include LSU, Ole Miss, Baylor What to know: Reigning 6A state champ Horn Lake put up 35 points or more 10 times last season. Brown provided production from the tight end position. Caleb Offord Southaven Position: Cornerback Ht: 6-2. Wt: 180 247Composite: Ranked No. 10 in Mississippi College choice: Offers include Duke, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Memphis What to know: Southaven finished 4-7, but Offord was a bright spot in the defensive backfield and teams are beginning to notice. Memphis offered him last Thursday.
  3. This changes the whole landscape.
  4. kwc

    Memphis BB

    Wooddale is back. This changes things dramatically.
  5. kwc

    Da Haven

    The total, to date, is seven players to sign LOIs. Add Dr, Hunter's son, Tyler, who singed a LOI to attend Moorehouse, and Jacobi Rice, who signed a LOI to attend the Naval Academy. Add those two to the five (5) who signed in the early signing period, and that gets you to seven. Stay tuned.
  6. kwc

    Da Haven

    MLREB: Go here and scroll through the thread. The thread is only 5 pages long. I think there are about 15 listed there. I currently don't have a 'List'. That's the best I've got so far.
  7. kwc

    Da Haven

    That list would be in this thread or the other thread I created in the General Football forum concerning Recruits from Memphis. I'll go look.
  8. kwc

    Da Haven

    MLREB: This isn't the full list. We won't know that until February 6 through April 1. However, WH did have five (5) sign in the early signing period today. Also: Commercial Appeal video.
  9. kwc

    Da Haven

    MLREB: Currently, I don't have an updated list. During the summer the current team had about 17 before the season started. That number included some Juniors and a sophomore. Let me get back to you on that in a day or two.
  10. Well you also have to take into account that the City of Memphis schools no longer exists and all schools are now under the Shelby County school system. That change happened about 3 - 5 years ago, or something like that. When the City of Memphis surrendered their school charter and forced Shelby County to take over the entire school system then Collierville, Germantown, Arlington, and Bartlett pulled out of the Shelby County school sysytem and established their own seperate school system. There are a lot of issues with the school system with Kirby High School and it's rodent problems being one of many. I don't know anything about magnet schools or how they work. I would think the school board has considered a myraid of possibilities for correcting the issues. I have no idea why the maintenance is defferred or anything else. It is obvious that schools are going to be closed. That has been the talk around here for the last 5 years or so. Memphis has an alarming high rate of 1A, 2A and 3A schools. They are all in older neighborhoods that are not attracting new home buyers. That is where 'grandma' lives now. Throw in the the new charter schools and you have what you have. Some of the charter schools are still in existence but a lot of them have closed their doors. I just think it is something that is unavoidable.
  11. Should the article below happen, how will that affect things going forward? Here's the 28 schools that would close, 10 that would see new buildings under Hopson's plan Jennifer Pignolet, Memphis Commercial AppealPublished 7:06 p.m. CT Dec. 11, 2018 Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is proposing closing 28 schools over the next several years and building 10 new schools. The plan aims to address a list of $500 million worth of deferred maintenance projects and 17,000 open seats across the district. Hopson called the proposal "preliminary." The school board would have to approve the plan, and later vote on individual school closures, and the Shelby County Commission would have to approve funding for the new construction. Estimates of the cost of the plan top $700 million. Here are the schools that would close, the neighborhoods that would receive new schools, and existing buildings that could get additions. Proposed closures E.E. Jeter K-8 Northaven Elementary Lucy Elementary Woodstock Middle Bolton High Trezevant High Raleigh-Egypt 6-12 Egypt Elementary Oakshire Elementary Gardenview Elementary Shady Grove Elementary Bethel Grove Elementary Dunbar Elementary Cherokee Elementary Wooddale High Sheffield High Oakhaven High Crump Elementary Ross Elementary Georgian Hills Middle Scenic Hills Elementary Alton Elementary Westwood High Hamilton Middle Goodlett Elementary Knight Road Elementary Charjean Elementary Magnolia Elementary New schools that would be built Alcy Elementary (already underway) Goodlett Elementary (already underway) Orange Mound-area elementary school Raleigh-Egypt-area K-12 campus (This counts as two new schools) Woodstock-area K-8 school J.P. Freeman Optional School Hickory Hill-area elementary school Cordova-area high school Parkway Village-area high school Five schools that would get additions Whitehaven Elementary Winchester Elementary Brownsville Road Elementary Grandview Heights Middle Lucie E. Campbell Elementary
  12. kwc

    Brentwood Academy vs Whitehaven 2019

    I must admit that I am pleasently surprised to read the highlighted above. I'm going try and verify on my end. I honestly didn't think this type of game would ever happen. This speaks volumes!
  13. kwc

    Memphis BB

    Should the article below happen, how will that affect things going forward? Here's the 28 schools that would close, 10 that would see new buildings under Hopson's plan Jennifer Pignolet, Memphis Commercial AppealPublished 7:06 p.m. CT Dec. 11, 2018 Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is proposing closing 28 schools over the next several years and building 10 new schools. The plan aims to address a list of $500 million worth of deferred maintenance projects and 17,000 open seats across the district. Hopson called the proposal "preliminary." The school board would have to approve the plan, and later vote on individual school closures, and the Shelby County Commission would have to approve funding for the new construction. Estimates of the cost of the plan top $700 million. Here are the schools that would close, the neighborhoods that would receive new schools, and existing buildings that could get additions. Proposed closures E.E. Jeter K-8 Northaven Elementary Lucy Elementary Woodstock Middle Bolton High Trezevant High Raleigh-Egypt 6-12 Egypt Elementary Oakshire Elementary Gardenview Elementary Shady Grove Elementary Bethel Grove Elementary Dunbar Elementary Cherokee Elementary Wooddale High Sheffield High Oakhaven High Crump Elementary Ross Elementary Georgian Hills Middle Scenic Hills Elementary Alton Elementary Westwood High Hamilton Middle Goodlett Elementary Knight Road Elementary Charjean Elementary Magnolia Elementary New schools that would be built Alcy Elementary (already underway) Goodlett Elementary (already underway) Orange Mound-area elementary school Raleigh-Egypt-area K-12 campus (This counts as two new schools) Woodstock-area K-8 school J.P. Freeman Optional School Hickory Hill-area elementary school Cordova-area high school Parkway Village-area high school Five schools that would get additions Whitehaven Elementary Winchester Elementary Brownsville Road Elementary Grandview Heights Middle Lucie E. Campbell Elementary
  14. kwc

    6A Championship Oakland v. Whitehaven

    Dang ... I feel like I owe you LOD. Not that I'm going to send you any money, but still!
  15. kwc

    Brentwood Academy vs Whitehaven 2019

    I don't know either way. I didn't ask that question.
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