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Army’s triple option the ultimate chess game

A family friend taught Ahmad Bradshaw how to play chess in second grade. He loved the game’s strategic elements and the challenge of making split-second decisions in the times competitions. Bradshaw joined the chess team in middle school. Almost a decade later, chess remains one of Bradshaw’s favorite hobbies. It especially comes in handy when […]

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Game of the Week: McKeesport at Franklin Regional (PA)

Data: 7 p.m. today at Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville. Coaches: Matt Miller, second year at McKeesport. Greg Botta, 24th year at Franklin Regional. Last meeting: McKeesport won, 14-7, in last season’s opener. History: After conference realignment, McKeesport and Franklin Regional, former Quad East rivals, both found themselves in the Class 5A Big East. Quick […]

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Pasadena resident Zach Abey takes reins of Navy’s triple-option offense

Jasper can’t really describe “the look” in words, but Navy’s veteran offensive coordinator knows it when he sees it. Jasper saw it in the eyes of former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds when he took the field for his first career start at Central Michigan. Jasper saw it on the face of New England Patriots great […]

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Hawk epitomizes new era of Navy offensive linemen

Jake Hawk epitomizes the development of the Navy offensive line during the current triple-option era. When Navy went to the Houston Bowl in 2003, the starting left tackle (Nick Wilson) weighed 264 pounds. That was typical along the line during the first decade as head coach Paul Johnson valued quickness and athleticism over size. In […]

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Against Georgia Tech, Vols’ defense has one option: ‘Owning your own responsibilities

Tennessee players will need to be on the same page defensively Labor Day night against the Georgia Tech triple-option offense. Second-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been stressing communication for some time in defending the unique attack that’s had success against other SEC teams. Tech went 3-0 against the SEC in 2016. “One of the […]

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Why Yukon’s Jeremy Reed believes triple option will work in Class 6A-I (OK)

Jeremy Reed hears the whispers and the concern. He’s even heard Yukon youth coaches question the validity of his flexbone offense built on the triple option. They’ve openly said their defenses can stop it. Reed, charged with turning around a downtrodden Yukon football program, can only laugh. The Millers, who open Friday at rival Mustang, […]

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Loggers Inexperienced, but Excited By Backfield Prospects (WA)

The Loggers don’t have a ton of experience, but there may be plenty of promise on the roster. Onalaska brings back just a handful of starters from last year’s 6-4 squad, but most of those returning reps are in the backfield. Lazaro Rodriguez and Ashton Haight are expected to get most of the carries in […]

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