High School About Us Dr. Aholt, Principal Staff- Administrative Staff- Teaching ... Football Softball Volleyball BHS Winter Sports Boys Basketball Girls Basketball ... Blair Oaks High School 6124 Falcon Lane Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 635-8514 Phone It was always about his family and how he loved his boys and things that he liked to do to help other kids”, Just gone too soon James McAlister !!! Brandenburg finished with 862 yards and 14 touchdowns on 162 carries, good enough for AP all-state honorable mention. Cochrane-Fountain City's Matthew Bjorge (23) and Blair-Taylor's Colton Lejcher (10) leap high in the air for a pass during Friday night football action in Fountain City on October 23, 2020. The Hilltoppers scheduled games against strong programs in Edgar, St. Croix Central and Menomonie, all teams Onalaska would not likely play under normal circumstances. The calls would be 45 minutes minimum. Our football program in New Jersey is built around one motto: ohana. Pepper Rodgers, UCLA’s football coach at the time, took a page out of former Blair head coach Pete Yoder’s playbook by using the two at the same time to create a nearly unstoppable combo. The Class of 1970's 50th (FIFTIETH!!!) McAlister and his former Blair High School teammate Kermit Johnson are on the short list of Southern California’s greatest-ever prep athletes after leading the Vikings to a 13-0 record and the school’s only CIF Southern Section championship in 1969. “People don’t know that James was the most naturally talented athlete,” Johnson said. “After (Waldera) lost his spot to Cain, he specifically took Cain and made sure he walked down with him to the field to show support,” Nehring said. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. 12/24 – 12/31 Winter Break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed 12/24 & 12/25; 1/1 New Years' Day: Schools and offices closed; 1/6 Electives Fair: Multiple times are available; 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30pm; 1/18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Schools and offices closed He used us where we could really benefit. That was the goal,” Nehring said. 2020: Andy Nehring, Blair-Taylor (fall); 2019: Carl Fruechte, Caledonia; Cory Koenig, Prairie du Chien; 2018: Adam Dow, Sparta; Carl Fruechte, Caledonia; 2017: Carl Fruechte, Caledonia; Rick Muellenberg, Bangor; 2016: Tom Yashinsky, Onalaska; 2015: Rick Muellenberg, Bangor; Brent Schroeder, Caledonia; 2014: Casey Knoble, Logan; 2013: Steve King, Holmen; 2012: Jim Bible, Black River Falls; 2011: Brent Schroeder, Caledonia. Football BHS Fall Sports Cheerleading Dance Cross Country Girls Golf Football Softball Volleyball Rosters Football Roster Schedule ... Blair Oaks High School 6124 Falcon Lane Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 635-8514 Phone (573) 635-6327 Fax Attendance Line (573) 681-9015. He can be reached at 608-791-8228. Blair Oaks players Jacob Closser (left) and Carson Prenger (right) secure Cardinal Ritter player Nyjahl Vaughn after Vaughn intercepted a pass intended for … “We wanted to make sure that who we wanted to be didn’t change just because there were short-term setbacks,” Nehring said. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Coach Rico White has worked for Anniston City Schools for 6 years. The writing on the wall began to form for De Soto High School football coach Ev Wick five or six years ago, but he didn’t want to read it. 1990: Mike Anderson, Central; 1989: Kurt Parker, Kickapoo; 1988: Paul Bebow, Prairie du Chien; 1987: Carl Lemke, Prairie du Chien Martin Luther Prep; 1986: Tony Christnovich, Central; 1985: Art Brunje, Westby; 1984: Bob Schulz, De Soto; 1983: Jack Nockels, Aquinas; 1982: Arlin Peterson, Houston; 1981: Tom Goller, G-E-T. 1980: Gary Hanson, Cashton; 1979: Dave Reinders, Aquinas; 1978: Neil Hoven, Westby; 1977: Marv Sammartano, Central; 1976: Bob Schulz, De Soto; 1975: Greg Mattison, Logan; 1974: Felizx Percuoco, Caledonia; 1973: Neil Hoven, Westby; 1972: Ugene Olson, Logan; 1971: Robert Keller, Brookwood. We stuck with who we wanted to be.”. The Hilltoppers dominated Portage and Baraboo in the WIAA Division 2 playoffs, earning 63-22 and 50-26 wins, respectively. BHS Picture Day is Friday, August 28th BHS order code: 51884MB Trouble is, the league folded after two seasons and both were soon on to the NFL. The MSHSAA promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play, and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation. Nehring works to exemplify a team-first mentality, which has trickled down to his players. An International Baccalaureate World School • Serving Grades 6-12. 2010: Rick Muellenberg, Bangor; Brent Schroeder, Caledonia; 2009: Derek Updike, Arcadia; 2008: Jason Freed, Houston; Carl Fruechte, Caledonia; 2007: Dan Coughlin, Aquinas; Carl Fruechte, Caledonia; Wayne Sackett, West Salem; 2006: Wayne Sackett, West Salem; 2005: Wally Gnewikow, Logan; 2004: Dieter Antoni, Onalaska; 2003: Brad Groth, Spring Grove; 2002: Wayne Sackett, West Salem; 2001: Larry Noll, Sparta. In each season under Nehring, the Wildcats’ record has improved: 4-6 in 2018, 8-3 in 2019 and 8-0 this year. Blair High School. The game was the best high school game I have ever seen. That was long.”. The team won its final four games of the season while averaging 52.3 points over those four victories. The road to 8-0, though, had its fair share of bumps. “I wanted to be a servant leader,” Nehring said. Few players in the state got an experience like those on the Onalaska High School football team. The final high school football media poll of the year produces little change from last week’s Class 6A and 5A ballots. Tribune Fall Football Coach of the Year: Andy Nehring guides Blair-Taylor to undefeated season, ALL-TRIBUNE FALL FOOTBALL | COACH OF THE YEAR. Your membership makes our reporting possible. Please subscribe to keep reading. “What people don’t realize is that we only played the first half of games. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. ... Coach Warren Blair, Co-Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach Rantron Allen, Offensive Assistant Coach Torriana Brown, Football Operations Coach Robert Roberson, Defensive Backs Blair-Taylor finished this season 8-0, and Nehring has been named the Tribune’s coach of the year for taking the Wildcats from winless to their first undefeated season in program history in just three years. “His long jumping skills were known around the world. Welcome to Montgomery Blair High School. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Blair Oaks holds spot in latest state poll 9/12/17 A little bit of shuffling around in other parts of the poll, but Blair Oaks is still numbr 2 in Class 3 ahead of week number five of high school football in Missouri. The Oakland Raiders had the original rights to McAlister, but sent him to the Eagles where he played two seasons. You’ve got James so big and strong and you’ve got me so fast. Blair High School Football; Blair Football Home Mascot Blazers Team Varsity 2020 Colors Red, White Coach N/A Address 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901 Overall 0-0 Region 0-0 State (MD) Rank 90. Although the Hilltoppers fell to both Edgar and St. Croix Central — and their game against Menomonie was canceled because of COVID-19 — Onalaska finished the season strong. #UCLA #NFL #PhiladelphiaEagles #Philadelphia #Pasadena @NFL @Eagles pic.twitter.com/HxRL8i08hp, — ERIC C. HIGGINS (@thebige158) April 1, 2018. Meanwhile Johnson, at one point, held almost every single season and career rushing record at UCLA. 2000: Warren Rosin, Black River Falls; 1999: Warren Rosin, Black River Falls; 1998: Bill Spiers, Tomah; 1997: Steve Sprinkel, Melrose-Mindoro; 1996: Neil Hoven, Westby; 1995: Dan Coughlin, Aquinas; 1994: Gary Hanson, Cashton; 1993: Dan Coughlin, Aquinas; 1992: Robert Hepp, Viroqua; 1991: Robert Fortney, West Salem. North Shore goes wire to wire as the top 6A team in the area. Important Links. They knew they needed to emphasize lifting weights, and they had ideas for how to make some changes to their various schemes. Yashinsky and Onalaska were willing to play any team, even on short notice. FOLLOW US ON. Blair … “Every day could have been our last day,” he said. Anniston High School Football . Blair's stats have been entered for the win @ Gross Catholic on 10/9/2020. Over those years, he served in a number of capacities, from defensive coordinator to junior varsity coach and from special teams coordinator to the team’s equipment manager. Senior Ads are due by February 1st. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. After UCLA, both players signed with the fledgling World Football League and were quickly making very good money for the time. Stranger quarterbacks have done so, Lakers’ Wes Matthews enjoys breakthrough night as he adapts to bench role, USC corner Olaijah Griffin declares for the NFL Draft. Credit for that is due to Hilltoppers coach Tom Yashinsky, along with athletic director Jason Thiry. Johnson was the speedster and McAlister was the bruiser who could also break long runs. As part of a national high school esports league, more than 25 Bucs will compete in online games such as Counter Strike, Super Smash Brothers, Valorant and more for national championships and potential college scholarships. He will be surely missed.”. There was a problem saving your notification. 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He and wife Carolyn, who was the head cheerleader and homecoming queen at Blair while McAlister was starring on the field, settled again in Pasadena where they lived until moving to Corona. Interscholastic competition entered a new realm at Blair in 2020 with the launch of the School’s first-ever esports club. “He had confided in me that he was ill and I just didn’t know it would come this quickly,” Johnson said of his former backfield mate and lifelong friend. Hotline: (626) 396-3680 PUSD is currently in remote learning: More Information. Contribute Roster Schedule Articles Photos Videos. “We wanted them to have a positive experience in our football program. “We won three games in four years. He was 66. The final 13 seconds of the championship game against the Pat Haden-John MacKay-led team will always be a highlight of my experience at Blair. They compete for the first time as an 8-man team after 51 years of competing as an 11-man team. reunion is coming up on September 19, 2020. The pair outlined weaknesses, of which there were many, and strengths, of which there were few. That goal has certainly been accomplished, and the wins have followed. “I was on the staff, so I lived it and I was a part of it,” Nehring said. The Blair varsity football team won Friday's home non-conference game against Ralston (NE) by a score of 50-0. They had two sons, James Jr. and Chris, who was a standout at Pasadena High before playing at Arizona and becoming an all-pro defensive back with the Baltimore Ravens. And we finished with 4,000 yards.”. His greatness and athletic career stands for itself, but we got to know each other as people. We always stayed in touch and we would call each other. “We would also have lunch three or four times a year and we would rarely talk about football. Looking back, Nehring again praised the players for their perseverance. He had the best long jump in the world in 1973 https://t.co/xlmFiglQuI pic.twitter.com/uAU9cLll32. The first Bruin running back in the wishbone formation is multi-talented James McAlister, who passed away last week. Fremstad, a junior, completed 87 of 144 passes for 1,311 yards and 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions while spreading the ball around to seniors Kyle Steien (28 catches, 432 yards, three TDs), Alec Reismann (12 catches, 305 yards, three TDs) and Waldera (24 catches, 295 yards, six TDs). Blair beat Bishop Amat, who had legendary quarterback Pat Haden and receiver John McKay, in the Division 4-A final at the Coliseum. It’s the same church he and Carolyn were married in. Blair wide receiver Clifford Carter, left, congratulates running back Erik Zokouri after his touchdown run during the Blazers' Oct. 14, 2016 game against Sherwood. Blair High School Football Sync Games to Calendar Broadcast Schedule ... Skutt Catholic - NE - 2020 Football Preview highlight | Omaha, NE. Onalaska seniors Colton Hougom (offensive line), Albert Romero (running back) and Hudson Weber (wide receiver), De Soto junior Josh Boardman (defensive end) and Blair-Taylor senior Matthew Brandenburg (running back) were honorable mention selections. “James and I never had a conflict or issue regarding our athletic accomplishments or ability. He put James at fullback and me at tailback. BLAIR — The first thing Andy Nehring did after he was named the Blair-Taylor High School football head coach ahead of the 2018 season was sit … And then how does that impact our offseason goals?” Nehring said. But the most important lesson he learned wasn’t about Xs and Os. About NFHS Network; Help & Customer Support; NFHS.org; PlayOn! Consolidated A&M quarterback Gage Pahl passes the ball in front of Marshall's Quincy Blair (22) during the second half of their high school area round football … Enjoy unlimited articles at one of our lowest prices ever. James McAlister, one half of the famous “Blair Pair” football duo, passed away after a battle with cancer on Mar. McAlister and Johnson were both running backs for that ’69 team and combined for almost 4,000 yards that season to go along with 57 touchdowns. McAlister was also a record-setting long jumper while at UCLA. They picked four values for the team — trust, accountability, consistency and honesty — and the conversation eventually turned to goals for their players. I think kids can buy in when they see that people care about them as a person, not just a football player.”. While at Blair, the twosome were known as either the “Dynamic Duo” or “Blair Pair”, but at UCLA they became Mr. Outside (Johnson) and Mr. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. Nehring spent 15 years as an assistant for Blair-Taylor before being tabbed to lead the program. You can cancel at any time. “I think that’s the style that I appreciate the most. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. Blair Academy has been competing in football since 1884, and the team continues to build upon our tradition of success. On Blair Oaks: Won its sixth district championship in the last seven seasons and has won 17 district titles in its last 20 years. I was a 2nd-year teacher at Blair at that time. All students enrolled at Blair High School are eligible to participate. “McAlister was already carrying the load at Blair, but how I came along was I tied John House’s (of Muir) 100-yard dash time of 9.9 seconds,” Johnson said. But the Wildcats were able to press on, and they only improved over the course of the season, outscoring their opponents 155-15 over their final four games. Stats Updated. The Wildcats went 8-0 and won both of their WIAA regional games. Eric Lee is a sports writer with the La Crosse Tribune. 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