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Bridgewater, Harriott and Hurst on radio


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As we head toward Week 6 of the high school football season, the volume is being turned up on the Maroone High School Gridiron Report this week with an impressive guest list.

Joining Larry Blustein and Mike Levine on this Wednesday night's show between 9-10 on WQAM (560 AM) are Miami Northwestern senior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, University school head coach Roger Harriott and from the memorable football movie, "Remember The Titans", actor Ryan Hurst, who played linebacker Gerry Bertier.

BRIDGEWATER AND MIAMI CENTRAL
Last year, during the regular season, Bridgewater and the Northwestern Bulls knocked off district rival Central in a game watched by fans across the country. The Rockets would end up beating Bulls in the playoffs.

This season, the Bulls head into Friday night's game on WQAM at 7:30 as the No. 1 team in 6A in the state, while the Rockets come in with just one loss – on the road - to nationally rated Camden County.

In all four of the Bulls wins this season, it has been the University of Miami-bound Bridgewater who has elevated the team and brought them a victory, including last Saturday night's thrilling win over Booker T. Washington.

HARRIOTT HAS THE SUNS UNBEATEN
For Harriott, who has built this program from the ground up in the past four years, this Friday night's district matchup with former Miami Hurricane Steve Walsh and his West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman team could be for the district title. Both teams are unbeaten!

The Suns head into the game with a number of quality players, including senior quarterback Douglas Cook, who is the brother of former UM linebacker Glenn Cook.

The game gets under way at 7!

HURST'S MAJOR ROLE
At a time in his life where he is being recognized for so many quality acting roles, including his current part on the FX network series Sons of Anarchy, where he plays "Opie", Hurst is perhaps best remembered by football fans who believe that "Remember The Titans" is one of the best movies ever.

His role as Bertier, who was paralyzed in a car accident during the playoffs in his senior year, was one that so many high school football players identify with today. It was that movie that helped so many to understand the racial barriers that existed – even in the 1970s in Virginia.

Hurst, 34, was born into the acting profession. His mother is an acting coach, and his father, Rick Hurst, is best known for his popular role as Deputy Cletus Hogg, Boss Hogg's cousin, in the 1980 to 1983 seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard.

Hurst has also appeared as Alison's brother, Michael, in the show Medium. He also played the role of football player Lump Hudson in The Ladykillers, appeared in the movie We Were Soldiers as Sgt. Savage, and starred in the TNT show Wanted. In Saving Private Ryan, Hurst portrays a paratrooper who, because of temporary hearing loss, cannot understand Captain Miller's questions about sighting Private Ryan which forces Miller (played by Tom Hanks) to ask the questions in writing.

You can listen to the show via the internet at www.wqam.com as well as follow recruiting on www.twitter.com/larryblustein.

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