Huddle Up

Randy Whitehouse is a longtime staff writer at the Sun Journal whose coverage of high school sports in Maine is unparalleled. His Huddle Up column takes an always entertaining, sometimes slightly twisted look at local sports. He’s in his second stint at the Sun Journal — after a couple years away, he returned to the warmth of the Sun in Sept. 2016.

Huddle Up: Whitehouse Talking Points, Week 10

It's two days after Halloween and all that's left in the pillow case are Twizzlers and Good & Plenty, so it's time for some...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse Talking Points, Week 9

Between the elections, the World Series and high school playoffs, everyone is making predictions these days. For the last seven days, I've refrained from predictions,...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse talking points, Week 8 — the rivalry edition

Whoever decided to make the final week of the regular season rivalry week was a genius.  Rivalry week distracts us from the upsetting reality that...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse Talking Points, Week 7

Not sure if Week 7 is officially the week high school football lovers wonder how the season flew by so fast, but it's never...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse talking points, Week 6

October is football. Football is October. If you don't agree, I question whether you actually watch football. But please, continue reading. • A scheduling quirk...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse talking points, Week 5

As we enter the second half to the 2018 high school football season, some folks are going to start trying to project playoff seedings...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse Talking Points for Week 4

This week's edition of Whitehouse Talking Points is dedicated to Larry King's old USA Today column. The man essentially invented tweeting. He had his...

Huddle Up: Whitehouse Talking Points heading into Week 3

If there is anything I hate more than fans and sports writers jumping to conclusions after two weeks of football, it's those who jump...

Huddle Up: Another Haley tribute is due

Last Saturday's memorial service for Mike Haley featured a number of amazing speeches remembering the legendary football coach and administrator. I felt privileged to...

Huddle Up: Predictions so nice, Whitehouse made them twice (well, three times now)

So far, I am on record making predictions for the 2018 high school football championship pairings in Classes A, B, C and D on...