Feb. 13, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH > BASKETBALL
Vince, a 6'6" guard for Mainland High, had 38 points, 18 rebounds and five
blocks in an 83--50 win over Oviedo High and 26 points, 16 rebounds and 17
blocks in an 80--55 defeat of Lake Mary High. Regarded as the top high school
off-guard in the nation, Vince has led his team to a 53--5 mark in the last two
QUARTERBACK, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
The day Ben
Roethlisberger appeared in FACES IN THE CROWD, Findlay High School athletic
director Jerry Snodgrass decided to have some fun. He scanned the magazine page
into his computer at school and changed key words to make the item read as if
it were celebrating the star quarterback's achievements in dodgeball. When
Roethlisberger read it, Snodgrass recalls, he laughed so hard "he just
literally rolled on the floor."
The joke page was
fun, but Roethlisberger remembers the real one as a benchmark in his young
career. "It was my first time ever in a magazine, one I subscribed to since
I was real little," he says. "So to be in there was just awesome."
After four years at Miami (Ohio), Roethlisberger was taken in the first round
by the Steelers, and became the starter the second game of the season and went
14--1, becoming Rookie of the Year. In his second year, 2005, he led the
Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL.
Dec. 6, 1999
FINDLAY, OHIO > FOOTBALL
Ben, a senior quarterback at Findlay High, set state season records for yards
passing, with 4,041, and touchdown passes, with 54, while leading the Trojans
to a 10--2 record. He connected on 66.4% of his throws and directed an offense
that averaged 43.8 points.
WHAT WE SAID
THEN: Paul, a senior at Inglewood (Calif.) High, averaged 27 points and 11
rebounds and was state player of the year. He had 28 points in the McDonald's