Friday Night Lights


Posted Nov 4, 2013


Ohio State’s commitments were in action the weekend of Nov. 1. Here are some of the highlights, as well as playoff listings for the commits from Ohio. All players are in the class of 2014 unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius – The Wildcats improved to 6-4 with a 35-14 win against visiting St. Catharines (Ontario) Canada Prep Football Academy. St. Ignatius qualified for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I playoffs as the No. 11 seed in Region 1 and will play sixth-seeded Canton McKinley in the first round.

That is the same school against which Berger suffered a season-ending knee injury Aug. 24 in a scrimmage.

Dante Booker, OLB, and Parris Campbell, RB, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary – The Irish capped a perfect regular season with a 40-7 thumping of host Youngstown Ursuline.

Campbell rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. He scored on runs of 21 and 80 yards, respectively. Booker led St. V-M with nine tackles, including two for loss. The Irish broke a 7-7 second-quarter tie with Campbell’s first TD, which provided the first six of 33 unanswered points for the Irish.

The Irish (10-0) will open OHSAA Division III Region 7 postseason play vs. Chagrin Falls Kenston (7-3).

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – The Lions improved to 8-0 with a 34-0 blanking of host Flanders Mount Olive.

Brown caught a 36-yard TD pass from Sonny Abramson, while Nick Esposito and Dashawn Chatelier both ran for a pair of touchdowns. Pope John led 14-0 after the first quarter and cruised from there.

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – Thanks in part to a 27-point outburst in the second quarter, the Trojans blanked host Columbus Northside, 55-0.

Collier threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to J.Q. Quimbley and rushed for scores on runs of 3 and 44 yards, respectively. He also threw an interception and rushed for 81 yards on five carriers. Lee County improved to 8-1, while the Patriots fell to 1-7.

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton McKinley – The Bulldogs stumbled into the postseason with a 34-7 home loss to archrival Massillon Washington.

Glover-Williams rushed for 73 yards on 18 carries but completed only 2 of 11 passes for 17 yards with an interception. The Bulldogs (9-1) failed to gain traction on offense, trailing 24-0 before finally getting on the scoreboard in the third quarter on an 80-yard touchdown run by Nikolas Ricks.

Massillon improved to 8-2. Freshman quarterback Danny Clark completed 7 of 12 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score. The Tigers were led by Lyron Wilson, who rushed for 184 yards on 26 carries.

The Bulldogs will open the postseason against Cleveland St. Ignatius, while Massillon drew Macedonia Nordonia in Division II Region 4.

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – Holmes scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone during Lake Taylor’s 42-0 win at Norfolk Granby.

The Titans (7-2) weren’t challenged in the victory. Lake Taylor led 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at halftime. Holmes’ score came in the second quarter, giving the Titans a 21-0 lead. The Lake Taylor defense limited the Comets to minus-6 yards rushing and 10 yards of total offense.

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – Hooker’s prep career came to a close thanks to a 24-19 loss to host Natrona Heights Highlands in the first round of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAA playoffs.

Hooker caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in his final high school game, a TD that opened the scoring in the first quarter. That 6-0 lead, which held after New Castle (7-3) missed the extra point, was the only one the Red Hurricanes would have. Highlands (7-3) scored 17 unanswered points before halftime to take command.

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – Hubbard made six tackles in a regular season-ending 42-14 win at Louisville (Ky.) Trinity.

Moeller (9-1) raced out to a 21-0 lead through the first quarter. Quarterback Gus Ragland rushed for two first-quarter touchdowns – two of five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing) he had a hand in. The Crusaders outgained Trinity, 436-307.

The Crusaders open OHSAA Division I Region 2 play vs. Queen City rival Cincinnati St. Xavier (5-5).

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – West Side booked a trip to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A Sectional 17 championship game with a 46-27 win at Highland.

The Cougars (7-4) avenged a loss to Highland a year ago in a sectional semifinal by rallying for a victory. Highland (5-6) led 21-12 at halftime before West Side responded. Johnson sparked the comeback by rushing for a 3-yard touchdown to start a spurt of 28 straight second-half points for West Side.

Johnson finished with six rushes for 18 yards and three receptions for 33 yards. The Cougars will host East Chicago Central for the sectional crown Nov. 8.

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – The Meteors began Illinois High School Association Class 6A playoff play with a first-round 38-35 double-overtime win over Crystal Lake Central.

David Dominguez made a 25-yard field goal to help No. 14 De La Salle (6-4) complete the upset of the third-seeded Tigers (8-2). The Meteors were able to move the ball thanks to Jones and the offensive line despite playing without Vanderbilt running back recruit Mikale Wilbon. Backup quarterback Tom Duddleston, starting because of an injury to starter Shelby Spence, threw for 197 yards and four touchdowns.

Next up for the Meteors is No. 6 Lake Forest (8-2) in the second round.

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders capped another perfect Senate League season with a 49-24 thumping of Cleveland John Hay.

The Hornets (8-2) kept the game close for a while, trailing only 12-0 at halftime and 12-8 in the third quarter before Glenville (9-1) pulled away. Quan Robinson Jr. threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, while Davon Anderson added two rushing scores.

The Tarblooders finished atop the OHSAA Division II Region 3 computer rankings and will host Lyndhurst Brush (7-3) in the first round of the playoffs.

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints’ Episcopal – The Saints advanced to the Southwest Prep Conference small school championship game thanks to a 49-27 semifinal win over Houston St. John’s.

The game was a shootout, featuring a combined 1,053 yards of total offense. All Saints (10-0) never trailed, breaking a 7-7 tie with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Foster Sawyer to Blaze Moorhead in the second quarter and keeping the lead for the rest of the evening. Sawyer, a TCU commit, completed 13 of 24 passes for 267 yards and six touchdowns. Knox and the offensive line helped the Saints rush for 276 yards.

The Saints will face Houston Christian (8-3) for the SPC small school title Nov. 8.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – McLaurin was held out of the end zone, but Cathedral continued its playoff run with a 35-21 victory vs. Zionsville in an IHSAA Class 5A Sectional 13 semifinal.

McLaurin finished with 102 yards of offense thanks to 48 yards rushing on 10 carries and four catches for 54 yards. Cathedral (6-5) iced the victory in the waning moments when linebacker Auston Compton intercepted a Zionsville pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown.

Zionsville, which led 14-7 at halftime, ended its season 4-6. The Irish will host Anderson (4-6) for the sectional crown on Nov. 8.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – The Colonels closed the regular season with a 17-15 loss to visiting Jeffersontown.

No box score was available, but Oldham Era sports editor Brad Stephens tweeted that Nuernberger missed a 51-yard field goal wide left in the final seconds. Oldham County ended the regular season 2-8 and will open Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 6A Region 3 postseason play vs. top-seeded Louisville Male (9-1) on Nov. 8.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – The Dutchmen improved to 8-1 with a 55-7 win over visiting Brooklyn Tech (2-7).

Samuel rushed seven times for 98 yards and a touchdown and caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Daiquan Gwyn.

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – The Broncos kicked off IHSA Class 5A postseason play with a 43-6 win over visiting Chicago Morgan Park.

Montini, the four-time defending state champion, committed four turnovers but cruised to victory thanks to Thompson and the Bronco defense. The Broncos held Morgan Park (5-5) to 90 yards of total offense.

Montini (10-0) will face ninth-ranked Woodstock Marian (8-2) in the second round.

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – Trout’s prep career came to a close with a 40-27 loss to rival Newark.

The host Gales (5-5) allowed four fourth-quarter touchdowns to let the Wildcats (1-9) seal their first win in 13 games and their first victory vs. Lancaster since 2005. Newark outgained Lancaster, 464-263.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – The Technicians stayed perfect with a 35-0 rout of Grosse Pointe South in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 playoffs.

Cass Tech (10-0), two-time defending state champs, got three receptions for 60 yards with a touchdown from Webb. He also had a tackle for loss on defense. His score came on a 16-yard connection from Michigan State-bound Jayru Campbell in the second quarter.

The Technicians will play for a district championship Nov. 8 vs. Warren Mott (10-0).


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