Friday Night Lights


Posted Sep 16, 2013


Throughout the high school football season, BuckeyeSports.com will be following the progress of Ohio State’s football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Sept. 12-15. All are seniors unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius – The Wildcats improved to 2-1 with a 35-8 rout of visiting Erie (Pa.) Strong Vincent (0-3). Berger is out for the season because of a knee injury suffered Aug. 24 in a scrimmage at Canton (Ohio) McKinley.

Dante Booker, OLB, and Parris Campbell, RB, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary – Campbell ran for two touchdowns and scored another on special teams as the Fighting Irish earned a 49-12 victory vs. Peninsula Woodridge.

Campbell began the scoring with a 14-yard TD run and later added a 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter. In between, he returned a punt 48 yards for a score late in the first quarter. SVSM (3-0) outgained the Bulldogs (1-2), 332-126.

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – The Lions opened the season with a 43-28 win against Randolph. Brown caught five passes for 63 yards and a touchdown and added three rushing scores and 214 yards on 23 carries. The Lions rushed for 290 yards and six touchdowns.

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – Collier completed 21 of 45 passes for 256 yards with 70 more yards rushing in a 24-6 victory vs. Albany Westover. Collier upped his season TD total to 14 with three TD passes – all to J.Q. Quimbley.

“I am just taking this all in,” Collier told The Albany (Ga.) Herald. “You only get one senior season and I will be gone to Ohio State in three or four months, so I am trying to enjoy it and take it all in. I am just enjoying the ride.”

Lee County (3-0) dropped Westover to 1-2.

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton McKinley – Twenty-six second-quarter points was enough for Canton McKinley to pull off a 26-17 victory against visiting Dublin Coffman.

Glover-Williams scored two of his team’s four touchdowns on runs of 8 and 6 yards. He led McKinley (3-0) with 162 yards on 29 carries. Dre Kendrick led Coffman (1-2) with 100 yards on 26 carries. He opened the scoring with a 6-yard TD run in the first quarter before McKinley took command.

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – The host Titans improved to 1-1 with a 41-10 win against Amherst County (0-3). Holmes missed the game and will miss Lake Taylor’s next contest while serving a suspension levied because he was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct in the season opener.

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – Hooker caught one pass for 19 yards and added five carries for 45 more in a 37-13 win at Ambridge.

Hooker scored a touchdown on an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter. New Castle (2-1) led 14-0 after the first quarter, 23-0 at halftime and 30-0 heading into the final quarter. Ambridge fell to 0-3.

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – Thanks in part to 43 first-quarter points, Moeller trounced visiting St. Michael’s College out of Toronto, 64-13.

Hubbard recorded one tackle as the Crusaders (3-0) cruised to the easy victory. Moeller outgained the Blue Raiders (0-1) 421-149 and held St. Michael’s to minus-2 yards rushing.

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – West Side fell to 0-4 with a home 55-14 loss to Riverside (Ill.) Brookfield (1-2). No box score was available.

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – De La Salle fell to 2-1 with a 55-20 loss at New Lenox Providence Catholic. Jones and the Meteors did not record a first down until their fifth offensive possession.

Vanderbilt commit Mikale Wilbon scored on a 65-yard touchdown for De La Salle. Nate Vejvoda scored two touchdowns for Providence Catholic (2-1), catching a pair of four thrown by quarterback Justin Hunniford.

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – In a game delayed two hours because of lightning, Glenville rode the efforts of Davon Anderson to a 32-13 victory at Cleveland Heights.

Anderson, a transfer student from Summerville, S.C., rushed behind Jones and the rest of the offensive line for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Anderson scored on an 86-yard run in the second quarter and a 1-yard run in the third quarter – the latter touchdown coming on the second play after the weather delay.

Glenville (2-1) led 19-13 before the storms came. After the delay, the Tarblooders pulled away from the host Tigers (2-1).

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints’ Episcopal – The Saints (3-0) opened Southwest Prep Conference North Division play with a 56-14 drubbing of visiting Addison Greenhill.

TCU commit Foster Sawyer had plenty of time to pass behind Knox and the offensive line and threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns. Sawyer also rushed for a score. Blaze Moorhead caught six passes for 139 yards and two scores, adding two additional trips to the end zone on an 11-yard rush and a 25-yard interception return on defense.

Greenhill fell to 1-2 (0-2).

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – A late 1-yard touchdown run by Collin Barthel gave Cathedral a 37-35 victory vs. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.

McLaurin scored three touchdowns for Cathedral (2-2). He caught a pair of 3-yard scores and added a 96-yard kickoff return for another touchdown. McLaurin finished with 73 yards on 12 catches – including four catches for 31 yards on the winning touchdown drive.

Chatard fell to 2-2.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – Nuernberger made 3 of 4 field-goal attempts as Oldham County fell to 1-3 thanks to a 41-21 loss at Crestwood South Oldham.

Nuernberger made kicks from 31, 41 and 48 yards. He tweeted that he missed a 58-yard attempt to the left. South Oldham improved to 2-2 with the win.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – Samuel posted two touchdowns to lead Erasmus Hall in a 20-0 victory against Brooklyn Boys and Girls (1-1).

Samuel scored a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a 3-yarder in the second half. On the other scoring drive for Erasmus Hall (2-0), Samuel had a 45-yard run.

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – Montini’s defense did its job, blanking host West Chicago Wheaton Academy, 56-0.

Running back Nikko Italia rushed for two touchdowns to spark the offense. The Broncos (3-0) led 49-0 at halftime. Quarterback Alex Wills threw for two scores and rushed for another.

Wheaton Academy fell to 1-2.

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – Lancaster hit the road for the first time this season and left Canal Winchester with a 37-14 victory.

Trout helped the Golden Gales (2-1) rush for 327 yards on 50 carries. Isaiah Dexter led the Lancaster rushing attack with 107 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns. Jared Thompson added two other rushing scores.

Canal Winchester (0-3) was outgained, 403-187.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – The Technicians (3-0) crushed host Detroit Renaissance, 32-6. Quarterback Jaryu Campbell completed 13 of 16 passes for 185 yards, and Mike Weber rushed for 125 yards and a pair of scores. Renaissance fell to 1-2.


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