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Cornelius Anthony is coming home.
The Elkins grad, who has had a tremendous life through football, has been named the head coach and co-campus coordinator at Houston-area power Hightower High School. The job came open after coach Joseph Sam took the head job at Arlington Bowie.
Anthony was the head coach at Terry High School in Lamar Consolidated ISD.
"It's like heaven," Anthony laughed. "Hightower has always been loaded with great players and this is a football community. It's such an attractive job that any coach would have their eye on it as it came open.
"It's a homecoming for me. I grew up here, my parents live five minutes from the campus. I look forward to making a difference in a community that virtually shaped who I am. It's so new that it's sort of still surreal right now."
Anthony was a star at Elkins and then a three-year starter at linebacker for the Texas A&M Aggies. He went on to play in the NFL and CFL for seven years.
"My main advice and focus for my players are that you have to put just as much training into academics as you do training for your sport," he said. "I played with so many great players in high school, who were better than me. But because I had the grades, I've been able to have a great life through the game of football. It's real and the first thing the college recruiters ask when they come through my door.
"Is so-and-so academically qualified?"
While he's "beyond excited" to start at Hightower, he had to say goodbye to his team at Terry High School.
"There was not a dry eye in the house," he said. "I've spent so much time with them. They become your children, who hang on every word that comes out of your mouth. It was hard to say goodbye but they understand that I'm just a phone call or text away."
Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season - VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.
Class 6A teams went into Week 9 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections
GAME OVER!! District 23-6A Championship Claimed!! @DawsonEagleFB all-state kicker @CarterABrown trots out and nails the game-winning field goal!! @DawsonHighSchl wins a hard fought game. #txhsfb Final@DawsonEagleFB - 31@SCSharkFootball - 28@JadenStew21 @TJBURGESS4 pic.twitter.com/GJIR3yJ1OA— vypehouston (@vypehouston) November 21, 2020
GAME OVER!! District 23-6A Championship Claimed!! @DawsonEagleFB all-state kicker @CarterABrown trots out and nails the game-winning field goal!! @DawsonHighSchl wins a hard fought game. #txhsfb Final@DawsonEagleFB - 31@SCSharkFootball - 28@JadenStew21 @TJBURGESS4 pic.twitter.com/GJIR3yJ1OA
Let's lead this thing off with a kicker! In the epic District 23-6A showdown last week at Freedom Field, it went to overtime between Shadow Creek and Pearland Dawson. After a turnover on its first drive of overtime, Pearland Dawson had a chance to win the game. They got in field goal range and called on All-State kicker Carter Brown. He trotted out and nailed a 23-yard game-winning field goal to clinch the District 23-6A Championship for the Eagles and second-ever undefeated regular season. He also went 4 of 4 in extra point attempts in the game as well.
I was < I am 🔞 pic.twitter.com/GzaxTXsCSR— Daelyn Williams (@sirpaydae) November 21, 2020
I was < I am 🔞 pic.twitter.com/GzaxTXsCSR
Dekaney improved to 3-0 in district play after a 52-7 win over Eisenhower last week. The Wildcats' offense was paced by Daelyn Williams finished 10 of 14 for 184 yards and three touchdowns. It was a nice win for Dekaney.
Check out my highlight - https://t.co/DDwlKml6MH— charles garrett 🤙 (@3way_tank) November 11, 2020
Check out my highlight - https://t.co/DDwlKml6MH
In a tight 21-14 win over Klein last week, Klein Oak running back Charles Garrett had a nice afternoon. Garrett finished the game rushing for 143 yards and a score on 18 carries. Nice game for the junior back for the Panthers.
See highlights of @Football_TMHS vs @KCTigerFootball and much more on @HTownHSS with @ToddFreed57 and powered by @vypehouston. Airing Mon. thru Wed. at 6pm, plus, Thurs. 4:30pm on @attsportsnetsw.@CMarwill @JosephManjack @Richard_Rod_Jr @colbypowers8 @JonathanLewis32 pic.twitter.com/A7dG4dFacu— H-Town High School Sports (@HTownHSS) November 23, 2020
See highlights of @Football_TMHS vs @KCTigerFootball and much more on @HTownHSS with @ToddFreed57 and powered by @vypehouston. Airing Mon. thru Wed. at 6pm, plus, Thurs. 4:30pm on @attsportsnetsw.@CMarwill @JosephManjack @Richard_Rod_Jr @colbypowers8 @JonathanLewis32 pic.twitter.com/A7dG4dFacu
It took a thrilling 49-48 overtime victory over Klein Collins to remain perfect but Tomball Memorial was able to do just that. Colton Marwill has returned at QB after being held out a few weeks due to injury. Marwill looks fully healthy again as he finished 20 of 32 for 328 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Marwill also rushed for another 37 yards.
Extremely proud of these players, coaches, and trainers for all the work they’ve put in to get to this point. Battled adversity to make history! I think we got our swagger back... pic.twitter.com/kxLE8s2glE— Casey Rosellini (@CoachRosellini) November 21, 2020
Extremely proud of these players, coaches, and trainers for all the work they’ve put in to get to this point. Battled adversity to make history! I think we got our swagger back... pic.twitter.com/kxLE8s2glE
We are giving a helmet sticker to the ENTIRE Cy Park football team!! That's what you get when you make history. Last week a 42-29 win over Langham Creek punched the Tigers' ticket to the 2020 playoffs. It is the first time in program history that Cy Park is heading to the playoffs. Some individual performances did stand out. The Tigers only had five yards passing for the game but then ran the ball for 475 yards. That's ridiculous! Cameron King led the rushing attack with 213 yards and two scores on 20 carries, while Harold Perkins had 181 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries. On defense, Jarra Anderson, only a sophomore, led the team in tackles with 12 and Christopher Gilbreath had 11 tackles. Raymond Davis and Mason Canty both also had an interception.
🏰⚔️🏰 Defensive POW 🏰⚔️🏰🔷🔷🔷Elkins vs Dulles🔷🔷🔷#6 Lucian “KP” Paul6 Total Tackles1 TFL2 INT 2 TD pic.twitter.com/mbjoqHYWGA— Elkins Football (@ElkinsFootball) November 23, 2020
🏰⚔️🏰 Defensive POW 🏰⚔️🏰🔷🔷🔷Elkins vs Dulles🔷🔷🔷#6 Lucian “KP” Paul6 Total Tackles1 TFL2 INT 2 TD pic.twitter.com/mbjoqHYWGA
Fort Bend Elkins defeated FB Dulles 33-0 last week and big key to that win was the play of the defense, including Lucian Paul. At the end of the night, Paul had six total tackles, one tackle for loss and two interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns. What a performance by him!
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