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East St. Louis (Ill.) looks to upend one of the nation's most dynamic high school football programs Friday when it takes on second-ranked IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) at Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Mississippi. The Flyers feature Luther Burden III, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver with 39 FBS offers and one of the most dynamic offensive players in the country, who hopes to repeat an 11-catch, 169-yard, three-touchdown performance in his second national showdown.


The first time Burden and the Flyers (7-1) dropped a road game in California to No. 5 St. John Bosco, 42-26. In that game, Burden brought the Flyers back from a 35-0 third-quarter deficit with touchdown catches of 30 and 18 yards from sophomore quarterback Robert Battle and a spectacular 70-yard punt return for score. ...

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