• Lamar shuts out Maiden 37-0 for Missouri Class 2 title

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Danny Embry rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown to lead Lamar to a 37-0 win over Malden in the Class 2 state championship game Friday at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

  • Ithaca defeats Clinton for state Division 6 championship

    DETROIT (AP) — Ithaca quarterback Jake Smith ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Yellowjackets defeated Clinton 27-20 at Ford Field for the team’s fifth Division 6 state championship in six years.

  • Tri-Valley defeats Auburn 41-8 for Class 2A title

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Peyton Roop ran for two touchdowns Friday, in leading unbeaten Tri-Valley to a 41-8 victory over Auburn for the school’s first Illinois Class 2A championship.

  • RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DATE - Lafayette Central Catholic High School senior Jackson Anthrop (23) runs the ball out of the backfield against the Linton-Stockton defense during the second half of the IHSAA Class 1A State Championship game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. Lafayette Central Catholic High School won 34-7. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

    Lafayette Central Catholic beats Linton-Stockton 34-7

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lafayette Central Catholic had its way with Indiana Class 1A football from 2009-2012, earning four consecutive state titles that propelled the Knights up to Class 2A the past two seasons due to the IHSAA Tournament Success Factor.

  • Arcola beats Stark County 35-17 for Illinois Class 1A title

    DE KALB, Ill. (AP) — Arcola senior Clayton Strader said it took him longer than expected to figure out Stark County’s defense in the Illinois Class 1A championship game.

    Updated: 12:56 pm

  • Muskegon Catholic Central takes 3rd straight Div. 8 title

    DETROIT (AP) — A fourth quarter touchdown run by senior quarterback Christian Martinez was all Muskegon Catholic Central needed to win its third consecutive Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 8 state championship.

    Updated: 12:03 pm

  • Police: Shooting kills 1, wounds 3 outside Fenway Park

    BOSTON (AP) — Police have tightened security around Boston’s iconic Fenway Park after one person was killed and three others wounded in an early morning shooting.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo, referee Greg Knight, center, leans in for a pre-game prayer with other officials before a high school football game in Gentry, Ark. Sports officials across the country are facing increasing scrutiny, with many taking out insurance in case they are attacked by fans or coaches. (AP Photo/Kurt Voigt)

    Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jimmy Woods has been a youth official for nearly 30 years, and he’s lost count of how many football games he has refereed and how many times he’s been yelled at, threatened or insulted.

  • Columbus Scotus defeats Norfolk Catholic 32-27 in C1 final

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cole Harrington rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Brady Przymus ran and passed for scores as No. 3 Columbus Scotus won its first state football title since 1993 with a 32-27 victory over top-ranked Norfolk Catholic in the Class C1 final at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

  • 2015 AP Northeast Inland All-District Team

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2015 Associated Press Northeast Inland All-District football team, as selected by a media panel from the district: