A celebration of amateur athletics
(Last Updated: 4-28-2017)
Plan: Run an all-time greats simulated
tournament for High School Football
and High School Basketball.
64-teams in each, with these criteria for
(1) When the ball is ready for play,
this team can compete and win
against the other participants in
(2) No "prep teams" are eligible. IMG
Academy (football), Oak Hill,
Montverde, Montrose Christian,
(basketball), etc., are not part of the
selection process (*see below).
If teams from the 1960s or 1970s
are in the field, our belief is that
those teams can compete.
We are currently finalizing the brackets
and if all goes according to plan, will
run the football tournament in the
Fall of 2017, with the basketball
tournament to follow.
After that, due to time restrictions
(job, family, etc) it is doubtful the site
will continue with simulations.
*Would love to do a "prep" team
tournament for squads like:
1993 Oak Hill Academy
2009 Findlay Prep
1987 Flint Hill
...if there is interest
1985 Mercer Island (WA) Islanders (28-1)
(thank you to Coach Ed Pepple)
1985 MI Stats & (Games 24-29)
1985 MI (Games 1-11)
1985 MI (Games 12-23)
Hoosiers vs. The White Shadow
1952 Hickory (IN)
1980 Los Angeles Carver
Thank you to Rob Curry (via Bill Simmons "The Sports
Guy") for this suggestion.
Big Warren Coolidge, Hayward, Thorpe and yes, Abner
Goldstein battle Norman Dale's legendary Hickory team.
Expect a three-point barrage by a certain sharp-shooting
Hint: the website is not named after Ollie McClellan.
1952 Hickory (IN) vs. 1980 L.A. Carver
(click above for preview & results)
Michael vs. Kobe
1981 (NC) Laney vs. 1996 Lower Merion (PA)
(click above for results)
LeBron goes to School
Sunday Night Challenge
Dungy vs. Harrison
1972 Jackson (MI) Parkside
1990 Chicago Heights (IL) Marian Catholic
Sunday Night Challenge-1972 Parkside vs. 1990 Marian Catholic
(Click above for preview & results)
1990 Marian Catholic stats
Austin / Doc
1980 Maywood (IL) Proviso East 70
2011 Winter Park (FL) 66
1980 (IL) Proviso East vs. 2011 Winter Park (FL)
(click here for preview & box score)
Daily Independent article by Mark Maynard on 1996 UK vs. 2012 UK
1996 Kentucky vs. 2012 Kentucky
(click above for preview and box score)
Boomer, BF & the Boys
(story by Jim Owen)
1974 Mason (OH)
1995 Tustin (CA)
Why would a highly ranked squad from Orange County be playing a team from Ohio that's 21-years their elder?
Because Dan Patrick (known as Dan Pugh back in the day) from Mason and Tustin's Doug Gottlieb get to leave the studio to battle on the hardwood.
1974 Mason (OH) vs. 1995 Tustin (CA) BB
(click above for preview & results)
November 19, 1966.
Notre Dame (#1) battled Michigan State (#2) to a 10-10 tie, that left the sellout crowd in East Lansing and millions of television viewers pondering "now what?".
With no way to decide it on the football field, the chase for number one was left to the voters.
Now, we go back to that chilly, overcast afternoon in Michigan to decide it on the field...in overtime...using
the current (2011) rules.
We do it to eliminate a championship decided by vote.
We do it for the fans who remember what may not have been a great game, but was certainly built up as "The Game of the Century".
And finally, we do it to give Irish coach Ara Parseghian a reprieve on his decision to "settle" for the tie.
As for undefeated Alabama, who finished 3rd in the final polls, your case for #1 may be addressed soon...stay tuned.
Notre Dame 25
Michigan State 19
in five overtimes!!
1966 ND vs. MSU - Overtime
(click above for story & box score)
1967 High School Basketball Crossword
(click above for printable page)
The remarkable story of one of America's greatest high school teams
By Mark Nale
My name is Dean Prator, creator of the raymondlewis.com website. I have
been searching for basketball footage of Raymond at any level (Verbum Dei, LA State, or in a summer pro-league game) to post on the website.
If anybody has or knows somebody who might have this, please contact me at
Players (current and former), coaches (current and former), fans and historians of Pennsylvania football...click on the link below and contribute your input to the list of state champions!
PA State High School Football Champions
Sports Heritage Publications
(click link above)
Thanks to Tim Hudak
Using every available resource, Sports Heritage once again brings to life the tradition that is your school. Whether it is one particular sport or the whole program, we capture your school’s great sports history in an elegant coffee table book, one that features a complete and comprehensive compilation of the school’s athletic achievements.