With high school football playoffs kicking off in Georgia, Stephen Collier and the Lee County Trojans hosted Effingham County in what should've been, and was, a walk in the park type of night. With the Trojans winning 28-6, Collier found the end zone three times, one coming by way of a pass and two coming on the ground. He also threw for 201 yards. In the process, Stephen broke his high school's record for touchdowns in a single season with the magic number being 39. That quantity is sure to grow as Lee County continues to roll into the later rounds of the playoffs.
On a happier note I tied the school record for TDs in a single season with 39.— Stephen Collier (@Stephen5Collier) November 16, 2013
The bigger the stage gets, the hotter Parris Campbell seems to get as the second round of the OHSAA football playoffs were underway. Playing host to Poland Seminary, the Fighting Irish got out to an early lead and didn't look back. Campbell played a huge part in the victory, carrying the ball a season high 18 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. On the other side of the ball, Dante Booker had a relatively quiet night, racking up 3.5 total tackles. Things should get more interesting next weekend as Hubbard comes to town in a third round showdown.
Erasmus Hall and Curtis Samuel blasted Kennedy High School on Saturday to a tune of 34-6. Samuel had a huge impact, scoring two total touchdowns with the biggest one being a 96 yard rush that is now a new school record for longest rush in school history. That win was Erasmus' tenth of the year and continue to roll into the later rounds of the playoffs.
Cass Tech continued to roll in their playoffs, defeating Dakota 32-17. While the score was much closer in the early 4th quarter, while Dakota was driving for a score, Damon Webb jumped a route and picked off a pass, all but help seel a victory for the Technicians. In the process, Cass Tech kept their undefeated season alive, improving to 12-0.
Sam Hubbard had a huge game in Moeller's 24-0 shutout win against Elder, stepping in front up two passes which resulted in two interceptions. As the season has gone on, it's seemed like Hubbard has dominated more and more. There's no question he will be a force when he arrives on campus as a Buckeye whether that be on offensive or defensive side of the ball.
Ohio State pledge Sam Hubbard of Moeller posted 9 tackles in 1st half against Elder.— Dave Berk (@DMBerk) November 17, 2013
Jalyn Holmes had his best game of the year on Friday night when Lake Taylor came away with a victory in the Group 4A South Region Playoffs. Holmes totaled ten tackles including five sacks. He saved his best game for one of the biggest moments of the season and that's definitely something Urban Meyer will take note of.
- Terry McLaurin's Irish continued to roll in the playoffs by defeating Whiteland 56-28.
- Pope John High School got things rolling on Saturday afternoon as well. Starters, including Noah Brown, were pulled early in the 56-0 route.
- Montini Catholic and Dylan Thompson kept their undefeated season alive over the weekend. The Broncos will square off against Sycamore next week who is one of the top teams in the state as well as having an undefeated record themselves.
- Jamarco Jones' strong effort wasn't enough to propel De La Salle to a victory, falling to St. Rita 35-13.