Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

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 Oct. 4-6. All are seniors unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius – The Wildcats (4-2) got a Matt Collela field goal as time expired to earn a 24-21 win against visiting Indianapolis Lawrence Central (3-4). Berger is out for the season because of a knee injury suffered Aug. 24 in a scrimmage at Canton McKinley.

Dante Booker, OLB, and Parris Campbell, RB, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary – The Irish remained unbeaten with a lopsided 61-7 home win over Canal Fulton Northwest.

Campbell started the scoring with an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown. He averaged 45.0 yards on three punt returns, rushed for 65 yards on five carries and recorded a tackle on defense. Booker had two tackles, including a half-stop for a loss.

SVSM moved to 6-0. Northwest fell to 2-4.

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – The Lions (4-0, 3-0 Northwest Jersey Conference American Division) raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead en route to a 37-0 blanking of host Montville (1-3, 0-3). No box score was available.

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – Collier opened 5A Region 1 play with a 26-0 road win at Columbus Hardaway.

Collier had a hand in all three of his team's touchdowns. He opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass to J.Q. Quimbley in the first quarter. Collier extended the Lee County (6-0, 1-0) lead to 17-0 at halftime with a 9-yard TD run in the second quarter. Finally, in the fourth quarter Collier threw a 44-yard scoring strike to Quimbley.

Hardaway fell to 2-4 (0-1).

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton (Ohio) McKinley – A week after suffering a sprained ankle, Glover-Williams rallied visiting McKinley to a 53-45 victory at Massillon Jackson.

The junior rushed for 125 yards and threw for 129. Glover-Williams also added four rushing touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0) to a come-from-behind victory. The win was the 800th in McKinley football history. The Polar Bears (3-3, 2-1) did not make it easy, leading 21-14 at halftime before Glover-Williams rallied his team.

"Eric is Eric," McKinley head coach Todd Filtz told The (Canton) Repository. "He is now a true dual-threat quarterback."

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – Holmes left his team's game with an ankle injury in the third quarter, and Lake Taylor went on to lose 21-14 vs. Chesterfield Bird.

Bird (5-0) led 21-0 through three quarters thanks to running back Earl Hughes, who rushed for a trio of touchdowns on runs of 50, 48 and 18 yards. Holmes suffered his injury during Hughes' last score. Lake Taylor (3-2) attempted to rally with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it was not enough.

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – Hooker scored two touchdowns as New Castle outlasted host Beaver Falls Blackhawk, 46-42.

Hooker rushed for a 47-yard touchdown in the third quarter and an 83-yard TD in the fourth quarter. His final score provided the winning points for the Hurricanes (5-1, 4-1 Parkway Conference).

Blackhawk fell to 1-5 (1-4).

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – Hubbard made five tackles and recorded a pass breakup in a 31-28 victory vs. Cincinnati La Salle.

Moeller (6-0, 2-0 Greater Catholic League South Division) earned the win thanks to a 4-yard touchdown run by quarterback Gus Ragland with 1:28 remaining. La Salle (3-3, 0-1) had taken the lead with 11:02 left in the fourth quarter on a 76-yard TD pass from Nick Watson to Jeremy Larkin.

Ragland led the Crusaders with 207 passing yards and 67 more on the ground. Watson threw for three touchdowns and two interceptions for La Salle.

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – Johnson rushed for a touchdown and scored on a two-point rush, but West Side fell 63-56 to visiting Hammond Morton.

Morton (6-1) earned the victory with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Torey Armstrong to Jarrett Dickey with one second remaining. The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw both teams combine for 1,163 yards of total offense. Johnson rushed two times for 62 yards and added three receptions for 52 yards for West Side (3-4).

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – Jones returned from a shoulder injury and helped the Meteors earn a 38-16 road win at Burbank St. Laurence.

The left tackle helped create holes for Mikale Wilbon, who rushed for a pair of touchdowns as De La Salle improved to 5-1 (2-0 Chicago Catholic League White Division). Wilbon, a Vanderbilt commit, rushed for 250 yards on 18 carries.

St. Laurence fell to 3-4 (0-3).

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders improved to 5-1 (3-0 Senate League) thanks to a 48-0 rout of host Cleveland John Adams.

Glenville was led by Davon Anderson, who rushed for 100 yards and scored two touchdowns. Marshon Lattimore added a 30-yard TD reception, as the Tarblooders had little trouble with the Rebels (1-5, 1-2).

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints' Episcopal – The Saints improved to 6-0 with a 49-9 home win vs. Arlington Oakridge.

All Saints (4-0 Southwest Prep Conference North Division) scored all of its points in the first half. Daniel Gresham rushed for four TDs while quarterback Foster Sawyer completed 11 of 15 passes for 244 yards and three scores.

The Saints outgained Oakridge (2-4, 0-4) by a 424-227 margin.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – McLaurin contributed 187 yards of offense in a 47-30 victory at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

McLaurin caught a 31-yard touchdown pass shortly before halftime and finished the game with eight receptions for 167 yards to go with 20 yards rushing on five carries. Cathedral improved to 3-4, while Bishop Dwenger fell to 5-2.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – The Colonels (2-4) had an open week and next play Oct. 11 vs. Louisville Fern Creek (3-3).

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – The Dutchmen improved to 5-0 overall and in the Public School Athletic League City Conference with a 48-0 blanking of visiting Brooklyn Fort Hamilton (4-1, 4-1).

Samuel contributed on both sides of the ball. He rushed for 189 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns and added a third quarter interception.

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – Five different players scored touchdowns as the Broncos earned a 38-21 win over visiting Elmhurst IC Catholic Prep in a Suburban Christian Conference crossover game.

Montini (6-0, 4-0) led 24-0 at the break. Leon Thornton III scored the first touchdown on an 18-yard reception from Alex Wills and caught seven passes for 87 yards in the game. IC Catholic Prep fell to 3-3 (2-2).

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – Lancaster rushed for 275 yards in a 20-14 road win at Groveport Madison.

The Golden Gales (3-3, 1-2 Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division) got their first league win by keeping the Cruisers (0-6, 0-3) winless. Lancaster had to score 13 unanswered points in the second half to earn the victory, however. The winning score came on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Collin Young to Riley Hamilton.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – The Technicians (6-0, 5-0 Detroit Public School League) remained unbeaten by blanking host Detroit Ford (0-6, 0-5) 69-0. No box score was available.

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