Tribune Fall Football Coach of the Year: Andy Nehring guides Blair-Taylor to undefeated season, ALL-TRIBUNE FALL FOOTBALL | COACH OF THE YEAR. 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. Enjoy unlimited articles at one of our lowest prices ever. The game was the best high school game I have ever seen. Nehring spent 15 years as an assistant for Blair-Taylor before being tabbed to lead the program. “He could have been a jerk about it, ‘I lost my spot.’ It’s kids like that.”. He was 66 years old. Or, contact our editors by emailing “I wanted to be a servant leader,” Nehring said. Nehring was quick to give credit to his assistant coaches — including Eide, Seth Dale, Brad Becker and Cole Van Schyndel — and said he’s been blessed to coach talented players, including senior Matthew Brandenburg, the program’s all-time leading rusher. The Oakland Raiders had the original rights to McAlister, but sent him to the Eagles where he played two seasons. You have permission to edit this article. In each season under Nehring, the Wildcats’ record has improved: 4-6 in 2018, 8-3 in 2019 and 8-0 this year. 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. “So, Yoder had a dilemma. Go Vikings! While multiple teams throughout the Coulee Region had weeks lost to the virus, Blair-Taylor managed to play every week it intended to. reunion is coming up on September 19, 2020. Eric Lee is a sports writer with the La Crosse Tribune. You can cancel at any time. We always stayed in touch and we would call each other. And we finished with 4,000 yards.”. 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. They stuck with us. Find the latest updates for Blair which includes a team schedule, roster, and team history. “I was on the staff, so I lived it and I was a part of it,” Nehring said. Blair-Taylor's Jeff Doerr (32) runs down Assumption's Jack Klatt (8) during Thursday night football action at Blair-Taylor High School on November 19th, 2020. Blair wide receiver Clifford Carter, left, congratulates running back Erik Zokouri after his touchdown run during the Blazers' Oct. 14, 2016 game against Sherwood. Johnson was the speedster and McAlister was the bruiser who could also break long runs. Blair High School Football Sync Games to Calendar Broadcast Schedule ... Skutt Catholic - NE - 2020 Football Preview highlight | Omaha, NE. Box Score Watch Game Recap. The pair outlined weaknesses, of which there were many, and strengths, of which there were few. Updates From Last Month; Report Final Score - Blair @ Damascus Contribute Roster Schedule Articles Photos Videos. That goal has certainly been accomplished, and the wins have followed. Few players in the state got an experience like those on the Onalaska High School football team. Blair-Taylor Coach Andy Nehring walks in front of his players during warmups for a game this season. The road to 8-0, though, had its fair share of bumps. Blair … Nehring and his staff got together last week for their annual version of Nehring’s first meeting with Eide. The school's football team now competes as an 8-man team after they notified the CIF-Southern Section to change its schedule. But the most important lesson he learned wasn’t about Xs and Os. The calls would be 45 minutes minimum. “It wasn’t wins and losses, it was how can we change the culture of our program.”. Please subscribe to keep reading. We were blowing teams out. Spending so much time with the program and in so many different roles allowed Nehring to soak up as much information as he desired. Of course we told each other that we loved each other. Blair High School. 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. That rang especially true in a season marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. See the entire poll by clicking on the "Blog" heading in the upper right hand corner of the page. Hotline: (626) 396-3680 PUSD is currently in remote learning: More Information. The Hilltoppers scheduled games against strong programs in Edgar, St. Croix Central and Menomonie, all teams Onalaska would not likely play under normal circumstances. With that in mind, Nehring and Eide met to evaluate the program and determine its next steps. R. I. P. Big Guy !!! 31 at his home in Corona. Melissa's current home is located at Spring, TX. Summary: Melissa Peterson was born on 08/11/1982 and is 38 years old. Blair Oaks High School 11-Man Football Schedule. McAlister was also a record-setting long jumper while at UCLA. “What people don’t realize is that we only played the first half of games. On Blair Oaks: Won its sixth district championship in the last seven seasons and has won 17 district titles in its last 20 years. He had the best long jump in the world in 1973 After UCLA, both players signed with the fledgling World Football League and were quickly making very good money for the time. The Wildcats were coming off an 0-9 season — their second winless season in four years — and had won a combined three games in 2015 and 2016. The Blair-Taylor varsity football team won Friday's home playoff game against Cochrane-Fountain City (Fountain City, WI) by a score of 37-8. FOLLOW US ON. But each time, they responded. “Every day could have been our last day,” he said. Posted Sun, Oct 11 2020 Fremstad thrived at quarterback, and Waldera quickly became his go-to target, a trend that carried over into this season. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “I think our kids believe in that. Inside (McAlister). The school starts at eighth grade to give students an extra year of high school life, and with its close proximity to LSU, many St. Augustine football players matriculate to Tiger Stadium. Sometimes Melissa goes by various nicknames including Melissa Perterson, Melissa Humke, Mellssa Peterson, Mellssa Perterson and Melissa Ann Peterson. He never lifted any weights, yet was muscular and cut up. 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. I was lucky enough to coach and teach at the school for 5 more years. I think kids can buy in when they see that people care about them as a person, not just a football player.”. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. In 2019, they were blown out by Auburndale in Week 2. They knew they needed to emphasize lifting weights, and they had ideas for how to make some changes to their various schemes. Looking back, Nehring again praised the players for their perseverance. 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 !!! Credit for that is due to Hilltoppers coach Tom Yashinsky, along with athletic director Jason Thiry. What’s the culture of our program? Perhaps the most notable example came last season, when Cain Fremstad replaced Matthew Waldera at quarterback. Blair Oaks High School State Championships. 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 … Watch Blair High School Blair Football - Varsity highlights and check out their schedule and roster on Hudl Funeral arrangements for McAlister are set for April 14 at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Pasadena. He was 66. Blair's football team had to cancel the remaining of the 2016 season for safety reasons because it did not have enough players. Both McAlister and Johnson signed with UCLA and set team and individual records during their time in Westwood. He passed away over the weekend. Blair Oaks players Jacob Closser (left) and Carson Prenger (right) secure Cardinal Ritter player Nyjahl Vaughn after Vaughn intercepted a pass intended for … He can be reached at 608-791-8228. 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Senior Ads are due by February 1st. “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. The Class of 1970's 50th (FIFTIETH!!!) 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. “James and I never had a conflict or issue regarding our athletic accomplishments or ability. After leaving Philly for New England for one season, McAlister’s football career was over. 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. 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 … Blair high school football which includes a team schedule, roster, and team history home page. We were 3-33. They picked four values for the team — trust, accountability, consistency and honesty — and the conversation eventually turned to goals for their players. Stats Updated. 2 talking about this. 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 down with Jeff Eide, one of the program’s former head coaches. “... And then in January, we’ll start all over again.”, Eric Lee can be reached at or via Twitter @ByEricLee.