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Holiday Invitational field to be announced Thursday


Sep 28, 2014

Dennis Smith Jr. (4) Trinity. HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational at Broughton  High School, Raleigh N.C. held on December 26, 2013. The evening games featured Trinity High School against Hammond High School. Hammond falls short with 65, Trinity winning with 79. PHOTO BY CHRIS BAIRD

Dennis Smith Jr. (4) Trinity. HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational at Broughton High School, Raleigh N.C. held on December 26, 2013. The evening games featured Trinity High School against Hammond High School. Hammond falls short with 65, Trinity winning with 79. PHOTO BY CHRIS BAIRD

The field for the 2014 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational will be announced on Thursday at 8 p.m. on HighSchoolOT.com.

This year's event will be held on Dec. 26, 27, 29, and 30 at Broughton High School and Cary Academy. No games will be held on Sunday, Dec. 28. The field features 16 boys teams in two tournaments and eight girls teams in a single tournament.

Players attending the event this year include some of the top players in the area, the state, and the nation. There is even some international flavor to the event this season.

This year marks the the 44th annual Holiday Invitational, which started in 1975. Each year the tournament brings top players and teams from across the nation to Raleigh. They are joined by some of the top talent from the state of North Carolina.

Currently, there are nearly two dozen active NBA players who have played in the Holiday Invitational.

Join HighSchoolOT.com on Thursday night as we release the talented group of players

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Jimmy Williams gets win No. 100


Sep 27, 2014

West Johnston Cleveland

West Johnston moved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Greater Neuse River Conference on Friday night, but there was another accomplishment as well.

Jimmy Williams, the head football coach at West Johnston, earned career win No. 100 with the Wildcats' 30-14 win over Knightdale.

The bulk of Williams' wins came from his time at East Wake High School in Wake County.

Williams is also the athletic director at West Johnston.

The Wildcats will host Greater Neuse favorite Garner on Oct. 3.

 

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OT Must See: Clayton fake punt, big hit


Aug 31, 2014

I've been on the Clayton beat the first two weeks of the season, and while I couldn't get this play in on Football Friday, it was deserving of some recognition.

Clayton was facing a fourth down situation early in the second half, and the Comets decided to take a risk with a fake punt. The direct snap went to Eric Hoy who ran to the right side, then pitched it on the reverse to Blake Joyner who ran up the left side, and I think it is fair to say he lowered the boom.

It was a risk that paid off for the Comets. It probably helps them to have a dangerous player like Hoy taking the direct snap. He sure garnered a lot of attention from the defense when the ball landed in his hands.

The fake punt led to a first down and Clayton got inside the red zone before a turnover gave the ball back to Corinth Holders. The Comets ended up winning the game though, 27-19, advancing to 1-1 on the season.

(By the way, special thanks to the Clayton players on the sideline giving me a

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Tom Suiter challenged in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Aug 23, 2014

Leesville Road High School basketball coach Russ Frazier challenged Tom Suiter to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday.

Frazier made the challenge to Suiter during the first "Football Friday" of the season on Friday night.

 

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'Football Friday Rewind' marathon slated for Sunday afternoon


Aug 2, 2014

Football Friday with Tom Suiter airs at 11:35 p.m. on WRAL-TV.

Football Friday with Tom Suiter airs at 11:35 p.m. on WRAL-TV.

Ready for the high school football season? Can't wait for "Football Friday" on WRAL?

We're going to give you an early dose of football on Sunday afternoon as HighSchoolOT.com hosts "Football Friday Rewind," a six-hour marathon featuring every "Football Friday" from 2013.

The marathon will run each show in chronological order beginning at 3 p.m. on HighSchoolOT.com. Each show will be shown in its entirety and commercial-free.

Relive all of last season's excitement and join in on the conversation of Twitter using the hashtag #FFRewind.

 

 

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