Phase 2 extended past sports resumption date

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Earlier today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that he was extending phase 2 of the reopening plan until at least September 11. The North Carolina fall sports season was set to begin on September 1st.

Phase 2 of the reopening began on August 3rd and allowed athletes to practice with some equipment, including balls, but still does not allow the use of protective equipment which is vital to football.

Phase 2 also requires social distancing.

The NCHSAA has yet to comment on the governors decision and the effect it will have on the upcoming season. As of now though, sports will not be happening on September 1st.

“We do not have anything to share at this point. We will be providing an update to the membership very soon,” NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said.

As of Wednesday morning, a majority of NCHSAA member schools have resumed sports workouts. It is the first time a majority of schools have resumed sports activities since sports were suspended due to the Coronavirus in march.

Stay tuned to FYN Sports for an update on the ongoing situation and to hear the NCHSAA’s latest statement.

 

 

 

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Yousef Mugharbil releases top 7 college choices

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Murphy High School’s number 73 Yousef Mugharbil, one of the most sought after recruits in the nation, has narrowed his college favorites down to seven.

The list, which he took to twitter to release on Wednesday, includes Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, The University of Tennessee, The University of Louisville, Virginia Tech, and Penn State.

With the release of his top 7 choices, he also said that his recruitment is still 100 percent open and isnt close to making any decision.

 

Yousef Mugharbil is listed as a 6 foot five inch 315 pound offensive tackle. He is currently a 4 star recruit according to 24/7 sports and has offers from nearly 20 different division 1 colleges.

Mugharbils 3 older brothers also attended Murphy High School and were active in athletics.

His junior season highlights can be found here.

Tune into FYN sports next week as we plan on speaking with Yousef over the weekend and hearing what he has to say about being one of the top recruits in the nation, and everything that he has gone through so far that has put him into this position.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scoring Points: Football for NC and GA pushed back

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The Georgia High School Association held a private meeting earlier today to discuss the upcoming fall football season start dates and schedules. The meeting was not broadcast publicly, but according to sources the competition date for football will be pushed back for two weeks, but the football conditioning and all other sports starting dates are unchanged.

The first football games will be held on labor day weekend, with scrimmages on August 21 and 28.

There will be a full regular season and a full playoff schedule as of right now.

Practice will begin next Monday, with pads starting August 1.

North Carolina has some of the same things, pushing back their start date 2 weeks to September 1, to allow players and coaches a chance to get a grip on things.

Personally, I think that this postponement of the season is probably going to end up being a good thing. With pro sports starting back up and everything, it will give the high schools something they can look at and model after, as long as those professional sports end up going over well.

I think that the postponement was inevitable, and I am just glad that they are planning on playing at this point in time. A year without sports would be detrimental to the community in-itself, much less the athletes that would be missing out on playing.

Luckily, all signs are pointing toward the fact that both Georgia and North Carolina will have some sort of fall sports season. If you would’ve asked me a month ago if I thought that we would be in a position to play at all I would have told you heck no, But, at this point, I’m at about an 80% certainty that will we see games played in the coming months.

Stay tuned to the FYN Sports page to find out the latest updates on the GHSA, NCHSAA, and TSSAA upcoming fall seasons.

 

 

Check out more of Jake West’s Scoring Points by reading last week’s article: Athletics in NCHSAA hands: Good or bad?. Also remember, in sports, points are scored by both sides, so send in your opinions on sports to info@fetchyournews.com and see them in our next Sunday Edition.

GHSA Football Championship Schedules

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The Georgia High School Football Championships are slated to be played over three consecutive days this year.

December 10th through December 12th all classes of GHSA football will play their championship games at Georgia State Stadium. The reasoning for changing to a three day schedule instead of the usual two, is to allow for no morning kickoffs, and to showcase the new Flag football championships, since flag football just became a Varsity sport in the GHSA this past year.

On the December 10th opening Thursday, the two class A final games will be played followed by the flag football championships. Three finals will be played December 11th as well as December 12th, with all 10 games taking place at Georgia State Stadium.

The move to Georgia State Stadium was a financial decision more than anything, with the Georgia State Stadium rent being significantly cheaper than that of Mercedes Benz Stadium, where the 2018 and 2019 finals were played.

The full schedule for the football championships is listed below:

Thursday, Dec. 10
Noon – Flag football, Area 1
2 p.m. – Flag football, Area 2
5 p.m. – Class A-Private
8 p.m. – Class A Public

Friday, Dec. 11
Noon – Class AA
3:30 p.m. – Class AAAA
7 p.m. – Class AAAAAA

Saturday, Dec. 12
Noon – Class AAA
3:30 p.m. – Class AAAAA
7 p.m. – Class AAAAAAA

 

 

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Scoring Points: Gentry says ‘one more time’

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High School Hall Of Fame Coach, David Gentry of the Murphy Bulldogs made his decision to return for another season this past week.

Gentry told another reporter David Thompson, “My plan is to be on the sideline again as long as there is a season. I wouldn’t do it if I wasn’t excited about it. I just hope we get to have a season.” Gentry said that he was optimistic that there would be a season, but he still had his concerns about the unknown.

I would venture to guess that the “unknown” played into his decision making quite a bit. With his competitive nature and passion for the football program at Murphy, there is no way in my mind that Gentry would hand the keys over to a rookie in a time such as this. Competitively speaking, David Gentry has won 8 titles over 36 seasons with the Bulldogs and holds the North Carolina state record for wins with 416, breaking the previous record in a contest against Swain County just this past year.

Murphy was unable to defend their title last year falling to eventual state champion Robbinsville in the third round. Another thing that I could guess played into Coach making his decision to stay, is the fact that Robbinsville head coach Dee Walsh has better him 6 times in the last 6 years. I can’t say that sits well with Gentry, and I would look out for a revenge tour in the coming season being that the last taste of football he has in his mouth is a loss to a bitter rival.

The Bulldogs kick off the 2020 season against Pisgah on August 21st and Franklin on the 28th, two games against bigger schools that should help them with playoff seeding down the road if they can come out with a win.

 

 

Check out more of Jake West’s Scoring Points by reading last week’s article: Sports in the US and a need vs want. Also, remember, in sports, points are scored by both sides, so send in your opinions on sports to info@fetchyournews.com and see them in our next Sunday Edition.

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