Stephen Collier turned in yet another solid performance on Friday night accounting for 4 total touchdowns, but did have one interception. With Lee County coming away with a 43-14 victory, Collier has the Trojans rolling early in the season in what has to be considered one of the top offenses in the state of Georgia. Though he may not think so, four touchdowns in a game is certainly something to feel good about and is something most QBs would take any day. Collier's drive to get better is a huge asset to the kind of athlete he is and his prolific work ethic will continue to pay dividends moving forward. Buckeye Nation should be extremely pleased to have Collier enrolling in the spring.
Win. 43-14. 1 Passing TD 1INT, 3 Rushing TDs. My worst game up to date. Learned some valuable lessons though. We move forward from here. 4-0— Stephen Collier (@Stephen5Collier) September 21, 2013
In case you haven't checked out his highlight tapes or seen him play in person, Parris Campbell is an absolute freak. The amount of athleticism he possesses is stunning and he continued to show why he's one of the the top running backs in the country as the Fighting Irish derailed Cardinal Mooney. Campbell was the top contributor, carrying the rock 15 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
Parris Campbell in from 75 yards out! 8 carries, 165 yards, 2 TDs, 15-0 St. Vincent St. Mary 1:39 left before half.— Brad Bournival (@bbournival) September 20, 2013
Final stats: Parris Campbell: 15 carries, 178 yards, 2 TDs Dante Booker 9 tackles sack fumble recovery SVSM: 459 yards, Mooney 86 #OhioState— Brad Bournival (@bbournival) September 21, 2013
On the other side of the ball, Dante Booker once again led the team in tackles with a total of nine, including a sack and a fumble recovery. Booker and Parris Campbell have catapulted SVSM into one of the top teams in the state and that trend should continue in the coming weeks.
Terry McLaurin's Cathedral squad was up against a tough task in week five, playing one of Ohio's best programs in St. Xavier. The Bomber's defense was able to suffocate the Cathedral offense, holding most everyone in check the entire game. However, McLaurin was able to score the lone touchdown for his team on a 21 yard reception, but it wasn't enough as St. Xavier imposed their will and took the victory 15-6.
Kyle Trout turned in another strong performance and Scout.com's Derek Young saw his action live and upfront. Trout should be a key piece on the offensive line moving forward and his development his pivotal—and he isn't too bad on the D line either.
End of Q1 Pick Central leads Lancaster 7-6. Kyle Trout doing his part, easily getting to 2nd level tonight in his blocks.— Derek Young (@DYoungScout) September 20, 2013
Follow Trout for the TD. 12-7 Lancaster over Pick Central. Good half from Trout.— Derek Young (@DYoungScout) September 21, 2013
Though Malik Hooker is a defensive recruit at safety, his athleticism allows him to shine from anywhere on the field. New Castle took care of business with a 19 point victory thanks in large part to Hooker. Hooker finished with 5 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. While he seems to have a bright future at safety as a Buckeye, there's no denying that Hooker is one of the better athletes in this class who can get the job done on both sides of the ball.
Switching gears to defense, Dylan Thompson recorded three more sacks on Friday, pushing his total to eight on the year. Thompson continues to terrorize quarterbacks all across the state of Illinois. Montini High School improved to 4-0 and will take on one of Illinois' better teams next week in Marmion Academy.
Tht was an awesome game last night got 3 sacks that makes 8 in 4 games the record is getting closer and closer only 19 to go #GottaBeTheBest— Dylan Thompson (@BRONCODE59) September 22, 2013
Cass Tech was able to sail to an easy victory by defeating Cody 30-6. Surprise, surprise, Damon Webb was not challenged on the defensive side of the ball, but he was able to reel in a catch that went for 55 yards. He also took a punt return for 40 yards, but was unable to find the end zone. With teams looking like they'll stay away from Webb for the remainder of the year, Webb will have to find other ways to get the ball in his hands and take over games from the offensive side of the ball.
In an out of state battle, Sam Hubbard's Moeller Crusaders took care of business beating St. Xavier of Kentucky 24-12. Hubbard finished with 9 tackles and 2 pass break ups. Things will get a ton more interesting next week as Moeller squares off against St. Xavier of Cincinnati—a game where the real stars will come out to shine.
Sean Nuernberger took a bit of a stumble going 3/4 on extra points this week, but was able to get a touchback on all six of his kickoffs.
- Hardly a young pup anymore, Eric Glover-Williams could be the most impressive of all Buckeye commitments. This week was more of the same as EGW ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns while also adding 103 passing yards. Yes, the kid can do it all.
McKinley quarterback Eric Glover-Williams @LastKing_Glover ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 103 yards and two TDs.— Mike Popovich (@mpopovichREP) September 21, 2013