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Anthony Brasco circus catch keys Middletown South NJ football win

STAFFORD — It was a circus catch worthy of ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Running a fade pattern down the left sideline, Middletown High School South senior Anthony Brasco tipped the ball away from his defender, tipped it again toward himself and, somehow retaining his balance, hauled it in behind Southern’s defense, racing ahead for a 51-yard touchdown as the visiting bleachers exploded in delight and disbelief.

That third-quarter score provided the margin of victory as Middletown South edged Southern 21-14 Friday night, improving to 5-0 and clinching the outright title of the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division.

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Middletown South football coach Steve Antonucci (left) addresses his players after the win over Southern

“That was an amazing play,” fellow senior Jack Willi said. “The joke about Anthony in practice is he doesn’t drop balls — because he doesn’t, no matter what. I’ve been in coverage against him before and it’s so frustrating, because you do everything you can and he still

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Start time, how to watch and stream ‘Monday Night Football’

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will make his Monday Night Football debut tonight on ESPN, when the Birds take on the Dallas Cowboys under the lights at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

In the booth will be play-by-play announcer Steve Levy, whom most sports fans probably know from his years as a SportsCenter anchor (and his famed “bulging disc” blooper from 1995). Alongside Levy in ESPN’s three-person booth will be former Eagles executive and scout Louis Riddick and former NFL quarterback Brian Griese. Reporting from the sidelines will be King of Prussia native Lisa Salters.

Last year, the ESPN crew called the Eagles’ Week 12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which featured Carson Wentz’s last touchdown pass as a member of the Birds. This time around they’ll get Hurts, who has impressed Griese despite the fact he’ll only be making his seventh NFL start.

“I’ve watched all the games

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Paul Finebaum Releases His New College Football Top 4

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

It was another wild weekend of college football that saw national title contenders Texas A&M and Clemson get stunned by Arkansas and NC State respectively. With the title picture once again shaken up, college football analyst Paul Finebaum has released his new top 4.

Appearing on SportsCenter this morning, Finebaum listed off his new top 4. Naturally, he had SEC powerhouses Alabama and Georgia at the top of the list. Filling up the final two spots are Oregon and Penn State, who boast some of the most impressive wins of the season to date.

However, Finebaum made it clear that he isn’t totally sold on the Nittany Lions just yet. He didn’t love how they looked against Villanova on Saturday, and feels that they’re wins over Wisconsin and Auburn don’t feel

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Photo Of High School Football Player’s Sportsmanship Going Viral

Three footballs next to a pylon

Three footballs next to a pylon

In most instances within sports, an opposing player going down with an injury during play is an opportunity to take a big advantage. But at a recent high school football game, one player saw an injured opponent as an opportunity to do something nice.

During a recent high school football game in Iowa between Charles City and New Hampton, wide receiver Mario Hoefer of Charles City was photographed helping out New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage, who’s leg was cramping during the game. The photo has since gone viral.

“I knew exactly how that felt,” Hoefer said, via the GlobeGazette. “My first reaction was, ‘Okay there’s no trainers over here yet.’ So I’m about to help stretch him out. I did that for a bit and waited for the trainers to come over.”

ESPN SportsCenter called what Hoefer did “true sportsmanship” and shared the

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