Before most of the Ohio State commits made their way to Columbus, Saturday for the Buckeyes contest against the Badgers of Wisconsin, they took the gridiron for the respected high school programs. Malik Hooker, might be playing defensive back at the next level but continued to shine on offense and special teams for New Castle High (PA). Malik finished with three touchdowns in a 47-12 victory over Chartiers Prep, including a kick-off return to pay dirt.
@WPIAL_Insider tells me Ohio State commit Malik Hooker is the best athlete in the area and it's not even a question.— Adam Waters (@AWaters_LGHL) September 28, 2013
Future Buckeye offensive linemen Demetrius Knox and Marcelys Jones both blocked their teams to blow out wins. Knox and his All Saints Episcopal (TX) teammates won 48-13 while Cleveland Glenville and Jones had no problem, easily beating John F. Kennedy 53-7. Kyle Trout and Lancaster didn't fare as well. The Gaels came out strong but were overpowered by Pickerington Central who ran away, 38-6. Trout and Lancaster are now 2-3 on the season. Still nursing a shoulder injury, Jamarco Jones sat out again this week for Chicago De La Salle, who pulled out an impressive 42-7 win over St. Joseph's on Friday.
Up 6-0 and I think @Trout75 has 7 pancakes so far with 1:50 left in 1st— Kevin Trout (@Kevin_Trout) September 27, 2013
Parris Campbell, Dante Booker and Akron St. Vincent St. Mary continued their hot start by defeating Hoban 41-6. On offense, Parris ran the ball 16 times on the evening for 82 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Campbell returned an interception nearly 80 yards for another Irish score. Booker, was a defensive nightmare all night. The 6-2 linebacker had at least one sack and made it tough for the over matched Hoban offense to get anything going.
On another note, Parris Campbell and Dante Booker are going to look good in scarlet and gray. #OH— Randy Thomas (@thatswhatRTsaid) September 28, 2013
Quarterback commit Stephen Collier and his Lee County (GA) team had their hands full with Dodge County on Friday evening. The Trojans, now 5-0 on the year, pulled out the W, by a final score of 28-14. Collier, completed 11 of his 25 passing attempts for 167 yards and a rushing touchdown. Collier's future target, Terry McLaurin and Indianapolis Cathedral took on Louisville's Trinity Catholic on Friday. Cathedral played hard all night but didn't have enough fuel in the tank, as Trinity squeaked out a 35-30 victory.
5-0. 28-14. One rushing TD. I feel a lot better about this win. Great TEAM effort. Both sides of the ball. Love the unselfishness boys!— Stephen Collier (@Stephen5Collier) September 28, 2013
Neither Damon Webb or Jalyn Holmes were needed much but both showed their talents by scoring touchdowns for their respected schools. Webb and Cass Tech (MI) had absolutely no problem with Central, destroying them 76-0. In limited time, Damon finished with two scores on the day, one on a punt return and the other on a 60 yard reception. Holmes returned to action Friday after sitting out the last couple games due to suspension. Holmes, who will line up at defensive end for OSU, plays both ways for Lake Taylor (VA). The four-star standout, caught a 53 yard touchdown pass in the 56-0 route of Maury High.
Jayru Campbell hooks up with Damon Webb for a 60-yard TD. Cass 34-Central 0 w/11:48 left before half.— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) September 27, 2013
Future OSU kicker, Sean Nuernberger continued his awesome start to the season. Nuernberger told our Adam Waters that all four of his kickoffs went for touchbacks including one that went through the uprights. He stated he went 3/3 on extra points and also had a 63 yard punt for his Oldham County (KY) squad who loss to Bullitt East 38-21.
Sean Nuernberger tells me he was 4/4 touchbacks w/ 1 going through the uprights midway up. Had a 63 yard punt & went 3-3 on PAT's #OhioState— Adam Waters (@AWaters_LGHL) September 28, 2013
Dylan Thompson and Montini Catholic (IL) had no problem with Marmion, as the Broncos rolled to a easy 27-3 win Friday. Sam Hubbard and Cincinnati Moeller took on crosstown rival St. Xavier Friday. Moeller needed overtime to sneak out a 20-17 win over X. Both Montini and Moeller are now 5-0 on the season and have their eyes set on State Championship runs.
That's how we get it done!— Hubbs (@SamHubbard24) September 28, 2013
New Jersey wide out Noah Brown was a touchdown factory yesterday afternoon. Brown caught eight passes for 204 receiving yards and scored four of Pope John XXIII's five touchdowns in a 35-3 win over Morris Hills. Curtis Samuel and Erasmus Hall (NY) shut out Lehman 47-0. Lonnie Johnson and West Side High (IN) smashed Arlington 60-0. Johnson finished with two touchdowns for the Cougars.
Here are some highlights of Noah Brown and Pope John XXIII from yesterday:
2015 OSU commit Eric Glover-Williams injured his ankle early in the first half of Canton McKinley's match up with Lake Friday. EGW returned to action in the second half and tried to play through the pain. Eric threw a 25 yard touchdown pass but wasn't even close to 100% and had to watch the from the bench as the Bulldogs marched down the field and pulled out a 18-14 victory in the final minute of play.
I have praised Glover-Williams in the past for his toughness and how hard he competes but this takes the cake.— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) September 28, 2013