After suffering his first loss of his senior season last week, Stephen Collier got his Trojans rolling in the right direction again by throttling Harris County, 44-7. The win wasn't the only thing Collier picked up last night, he was also named homecoming king.
Completing 18 passes on 26 attempts for 328 yards, four of the completions resulted in touchdowns and he also added 54 yards on the ground including a touchdown as well. It sure looks like Collier has flushed his week nine performance, a trait that's a must when playing big-time football at the next level. Lee County has two more regular season games left before their quest for a championship begins with the start of the playoffs.
St. Vincent St. Mary found themselves in a battle for the first time all year against a Massillon squad led by Ohio State target Danny Clark. Playing with a lead all game long, Parris Campbell led the Irish in rushing with 12 carries for 60 yards, but took a beating and played banged up. Dante Booker, on the other hand, led the team in tackles with six, with two of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Oh, and he also had an impressive 79 yard fumble return for a touchdown. Scout.com's Bill Greene was at the game and captured Booker's long return.
Noah Brown had an easy workload on Saturday as Pope John defeated Morris Knolls by a score of 69-29. With the score keeping the starters sidelined for a good chunk of game action, Brown rushed one time for 58 yards and a touchdown while also adding two receptions for 78 yards. Noah Brown has a great chance to come in and earn playing time right away next season, he's that electric and physically gifted.
The biggest and most impressive game of the night happened in Indiana where Terry McLaurin and Cathedral hit the road in the first round of the state playoffs. McLaurin absolutely exploded with 18 carries going for 311 yards and four touchdowns. Arguably his biggest game of the year, McLaurin was able to do it when the lights shined the brightest, in a must win situation. The Fighting Irish hammered Decatur Central 54-26 and will take on Zionsville in second round action next week. Here's one of McLaurin's runs.
Cass Tech faced King High School in the Detroit Public School League championship held at Ford Field, but the Technicians were able to come away with a 20-14. Damon Webb, surprise surprise, played a huge role in the victory recording two sacks and an interception. Damon Webb and his teammates will begin their title defense when the playoff match ups are announced later today.
- Malik Hooker gained just 61 total yards in New Castle's 42-21 win to close their regular season.
- A matchup of two of Ohio's best pitted Moeller and St. Edward in a dogfight on Saturday afternoon. Sam Hubbard and the Crusaders suffered their first loss of the season, 45-42.
- Sean Nuernberger booted a 56 yard field goal. Check out the video here on WDRB.com's top plays. Hey, give him a vote as well. Only former Buckeye Aaron Pettrey's ever had a longer one in the state of Kentucky.
- Also in the first round of the playoffs, Lonnie Johnson and Gary West Side defeated Lowell, 30-9, to keep their season alive for at least one more week.