Stephen Collier closed out his regular season on Friday night by defeating Bainbridge 38-14. During game action, Collier became Mr. Do-it-all, like he's been all year for the Trojans, accounting for five total touchdowns, with one coming by way of a rush. Lee County clinched the Region 1-AAAAA Football title with the win and will head into the playoffs with a three game winning streak. Collier has continued to prove each week that he'll do whatever is asked of him and that will benefit him greatly at the next level. Here are some highlights from the local WFXL news station.
St. Vincent St Mary didn't skip a beat in their first playoff game, smacking Kenston 52-7. The Fighting Irish have rolled all year long and when you have two Ohio State commits on the same team, why shouldn't they? In Friday night's game, Parris Campbell led all rushers with 11 carries for 105 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a 28 yard touchdown reception, which gave him four total for the game. On defense, Dante Booker once again led the Irish in tackles and recorded two interceptions, one of them resulting in a touchdown. With Booker's touchdown against Kenston, that gives him two TDs in the last three weeks on the defensive side of the ball.
Lonnie Johnson and West Side came up short in their section championship, dropping a heartbreaker 46-44. In a game that was just about as back and forth as you could find, Johnson contributed by catching four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Demetrius Knox's All Saints High School squad has continued to roll in Fort Worth, Texas. The Saints are 11-0 after their win on Friday versus Houston Christian and, with the win, claimed the SPC Small School Championship.
In what is one of the biggest rivalries in the entire country, Moeller and St. Xavier were matched up in the first round of the playoffs for round two, after the two team's first meeting this season was decided in overtime. This time, the Crusaders scored early and often, smoking the Bombers 42-17. Playing a huge part in Moeller's strong defensive effort was Sam Hubbard, who finished with two interceptions.
Erasmus Hall outlasted Campus Magnet 21-6 and, with the win, Curtis Samuel's regular season is now over. Samuel was a huge focal point in the offense on Saturday with his most notable play being a 73 yard touchdown run right up the middle. Samuel's speed separates him from the rest and when he gets into the second level of the defense, it's lights out.
Curtis Samuel takes a direct snap up the middle 73 yards for a touchdown. Erasmus up 21-6 with 7:12 left in fourth.— High School Sports (@NYDNHighSchool) November 9, 2013
-Terry McLaurin and Cathedral Indianapolis beat Anderson 56-13 to win the Section 13 Title.
-Jalyn Holmes and his Titans shut out Norcom 14-0 to end their regular season. Lake Taylor finished at and are riding a five game winning streak heading into the playoffs next week.
-Glenville High School advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 35-0 win over Brush. Marcelys Jones continues to improve on the offensive line and two potential future Buckeyes keep on carrying the Tarblooders.
-Noah Brown hauled in a touchdown catch in Pope John's 21-16 loss. The loss was their first of the season.
-Cass Tech defeated Warren Mott in what was arguably the stiffest competition the Technicians had faced all year. An even bigger game awaits Damon Webb's team next week as they square off against Dakota, where the lights will shine the brightest for the soon-to-be Buckeye star.