first_imgtrevor lawrence celebrates a touchdown against louisvilleCLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 03: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Louisville Cardinals during their game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season has only been over for a week and already the predictions for 2019 are flowing in.On Thursday, ESPN Staff Writer David Hale revealed his early picks for the 2019 All-America team and included a projection for the best quarterback in the nation.There are several elite options, from Tua Tagovailoa to Jalen Hurts to Justin Fields to Trevor Lawrence.ESPN’s choice?The Clemson quarterback.Sure, Lawrence didn’t even open 2018 as Clemson’s starter, and yes, (Tua) Tagovailoa, the Heisman runner-up, is back for Alabama in 2019. But here’s our firm rule on “way too early” All-Americans: If you, as a true freshman, throw for 347 yards and three touchdowns in a dominant national championship performance against your top competition for this honor, you get the nod. Sorry, Tua. Better luck next season.Lawrence is a sensible choice.In 2018, as a true freshman, Lawrence unseated incumbent starter Kelly Bryant early in the season and threw for 30 touchdowns – 10th in the FBS.His final stats for 2018 were 3,280 passing yards, a 65.1-percent completion rate, 157.2 passer rating, and only four interceptions in 15 games.Of course, the cherry on top for Lawrence was a 347-yard, four-touchdown performance in a 44-16 win over Alabama in the National Championship Game.Lawrence wasn’t the only member of the 2018 national champions to make Hale’s list.Also on the list were running back Travis Etienne, guard John Simpson, and defensive end Xavier Thomas.You can view ESPN’s full preseason All-American team here.last_img read more

Port Dover’s history is being celebrated in May.The Port Dover Harbour Museum is hosting two presentations as part of May being Museum Month. The history of the Port Dover area and prohibition on the Great Lakes will be covered. Speakers are John Ayre and Geoff Bowden who will be presenting on “The Voyage of Dollier de Casson and Galinée 1669-1670” and “Bars, Booze, Bootleggers, and Blind Pigs,” respectively.On May 3 at 7 p.m., author John Ayre will share the voyage of two Sulpician priests, Dollier and Galinée, and their overwintering with seven companions in Port Dover 350 years ago. Galinée’s detailed journal and hand-drawn maps were the first recording by a European of the interconnectedness of Canada’s Great Lakes. John Ayre will recount their voyage as well as their encounters with the landscapes, animal life, and the Indigenous peoples in Canada over 300 years ago.On May 24 at 7 p.m. the second presentation, “Bars, Booze, Bootleggers, and Blind Pigs,” will be a look at Prohibition in Canada. Historian Geoff Bowden will cover how the Great Lakes became pathways for illegal distribution of alcohol in the 1920s. Lake Erie and the fishing boats of Port Dover played a role in getting alcohol across the border.The Port Dover Harbour Museum is bringing these presentations to eager audiences looking to learn more about the history of the Port Dover area as well as the north shore of Lake Erie.Admission is by donation and there is limited seating. To attend, visit the Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover. For more information, call 519-583-2660 or email: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca.May is Museum Month is a series of events that takes place annually across museums in Ontario. read more