Iona Prep Graduate Joins Raiders

Iona Prep graduate Malkelm Morrison will join the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent for the upcoming rookie camp.

Morrison will be the second graduate of a CHSAA football school who will be looking to make the Raiders for the 2022 season. Malcolm Koonce, a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School who played at Buffalo, had two tackles in his 2021 rookie season with Las Vegas.

Morrison played linebacker this past season for Army where he finished with 60 tackles, 29 being solo.

In three seasons at West Point, he finished with 137 tackles, one interception and one sack.

Morrison was an all-state defensive back at Iona Prep where he also competed in the track and field program.

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Anderson, Army Tip Missouri

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson and the Army football team defeated Missouri, 24-22, on a late 41-yard field goal by Cole Talley at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday.

Anderson, a senior quarterback, ran for 33 yards and a touchdown, and completed 3 of 4 passes for 60 yards. He finished the season with 713 passing yards and five touchdown passes, and 619 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.

Army finished the season at 9-4 overall. Missouri dropped to 6-7 overall.

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Anderson Leads Army in Loss

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson ran for a team-high 67 yards and threw for 108 yards for Army in a 17-13 loss to Navy at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday.

The senior quarterback scored his team’s only touchdown on a 56-yard run in the opening minutes of the game. He collected his 67 rushing yards on nine carries and completed 7 of 15 passes.

Senior outside linebacker Malkelm Morrison, a graduate of Iona Prep, had four tackles for Army.

Army (8-4 overall) will play Missouri in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

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Anderson Scores in Army Win

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson ran for 43 yards and the game’s first touchdown during Army’s 63-10 football victory over Bucknell in West Point on Saturday.

The senior quarterback saw limited action as his team scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters.

Anderson has run 473 yards and six touchdowns on 72 carries this season.

Army improved to 6-3 overall with its second straight victory and clinched a spot in a postseason bowl for the fifth time in the last six seasons. The Black Knights will host UMass at noon Saturday in a game being televised by CBS Sports.

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Anderson Powers Army

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson ran for career-best 236 yards and two touchdowns in leading Army to a 23-10 football victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Anderson, who averaged 15.7 yards per carry and scored touchdowns on runs of 75 and 72 yards to give Army a 14-3 lead, left the game with an injury. His status for Saturday’s game at Ball State is uncertain.

In Saturday’s win over Miami (Ohio), the senior quarterback topped 100 rushing yards for the second time this season and scored the 11th and 12th touchdowns of his collegiate career. His 236 rushing yards ranks him sixth on Army’s all-time list for rushing yards in a single game.

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Anderson Propels Army

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third in Army’s 52-21 football victory over UConn in West Point on Saturday.

Anderson ran two yards for a touchdown, threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Alston and ran one yard for a touchdown as Army took a 21-0 lead in the first minute of the second quarter.

Anderson, a senior quarterback, finished with six carries for 21 yards and completed both of his passes for 70 yards.

“I think that is exactly what happening, he is gaining more confidence as he plays. He is doing a great job distributing the ball, handling the ball when he needs too, taking care of it when he runs it. I’ve been really proud
of him, I thought he played another really good game,” said Army coach Jeff Monken following Saturday’s win on Anderson.

Army (3-0) hosts Miami (Ohio) at noon Saturday in a game being televised by CBS Sports Network.

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Big Day for Anderson, Army

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson ran for a career-high 119 yards on 22 carries and threw for 77 more yards in leading Army to a 38-35 football victory over Western Kentucky at Michie Stadium in West Point on Saturday.

The senior quarterback completed five of six passes, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to Braheam Murphy to give Army a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

Army (2-0 overall) will host the UConn at noon Saturday in a game being televised by CBS Sports Network.

“I think overall in the first half we were able to execute pretty well,” Anderson said in the postgame press conference. “Then in the second half we started off strong and towards the end I think we got to figure out a way to finish the game a little better. We don’t want to be in a situation where it comes down to an onside kick. I think just for next game, being able to finish off the opponent when we have the chance will be good.”

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Anderson Lifts Army

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson threw a 40-yard touchdown pass and ran for 55 yards and a touchdown to lead Army past Georgia State, 43-10, in the season opener for both teams.

The senior quarterback scored on a 2-yard run on the final play of the first half and threw his touchdown pass to open the second-half scoring as the Black Knights took a 33-7 lead.

In seven games last season, Anderson ran for 419 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for 215 yards and one touchdown.

Army hosts Western Kentucky at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a game being televised by CBS Sports.

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Army Releases Football Schedule

Army released its 2021 football schedule that opens Sept. 4 at Georgia State and ends Dec. 11 against Navy at MetLife Stadium.

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Christian Anderson and Iona Prep graduate Malkelm Morrison will be seniors on the 2021 team.

Army has 12 games on its 2021 schedule, including the home opener versus Western Kentucky on Sept. 11, and games at Wisconsin on Oct. 16 and against Air Force in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 6.

The Black Knights finished 2020 with a 9-3 record and a trip to the Liberty Bowl where it suffered a 24-21 loss to West Virginia.

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A Magarity Sweep

Holy Cross swept its Patriot League women’s basketball weekend series against Army, winning 80-46 in West Point on Saturday and 61-42 in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday.

Army is coached by Dave Magarity. Holy Cross is coached by Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maureen Magarity. The Associated Press reported it believed this was the first time a father and daughter coached their respective teams against one another in an NCAA Division I basketball contest.

Holy Cross improved to 2-2 overall and 2-2 in the league. Army dropped to 4-5 overall,

The two teams will meet in Worcester, Mass., Feb. 6 and West Point Feb. 7.

Maureen grew up watching her dad coach Rik Smits and the Marist College men’s basketball team to the NCAA Division I tournament in 1987. She played four seasons at Our Lady of Lourdes for current Marist women’s coach Brian Giorgis.

Maureen played at Boston College before transferring to Marist and helped the Marist women’s program to its first NCAA Division I tournament in 2004. She coached as an assistant at Marist and Fairfield before joining her father at West Point in 2006, serving three seasons as an assistant coach and one as associate coach.

Maureen was named head coach at the University of New Hampshire in 2010, coaching there for 10 seasons and leading the 2016-2017 team to 26 victories and an America East regular-season title. She won the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year and America East Coach of the Year honors. She was a finalist for the WBCA National Coach of the Year.

New Hampshire won 19 games the following season.