Ohio State commits Dante Booker and Parris Campbell helped Akron St. Vincent St. Mary remain perfect on the season by defeating Youngstown Ursuline 40-7 this past Friday evening. Booker finished the ball game with six tackles including two going for a loss. Campbell also had a great game. The quick running back rushed the ball 12 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns including one from 80 yards out, for the now 10-0 Irish. Next Friday night, Dante,Parris and teammates will take on the 7-3 Kenston Bombers in the first round of the Division III State playoffs, in what should be a pretty decent game.
Future Buckeye quarterback Stephen Collier and his Lee County (GA) squad also ran away with a decisive win on Friday. Collier and the Trojans made easy work of Northside-Columbus winning by a lopsided final score of 55-0. The three star signal caller, Collier led his team with 81 rushing yards while also throwing for another score in the little over three quarters of action he saw. Now 8-1 on the year, Lee County will host Bainbridge on Friday to finish out the regular season before heading on a State Championship run.
To see how the rest of the Dream 14 fared over the weekend, check out our weekly piece, Runnin' Down The Dream.
Thad Matta and his Buckeye basketball team took the floor Sunday in front of over 14,000 fans. A few recruits were also on hand including two of Central, Ohio's top talents. Class of 2016 forwards Seth Towns of Northland and Matthew Moyer of Gahanna Lincoln made the trip to campus to check out Aaron Craft and teammates blow out the Walsh Cavaliers, 93-63.
Our Zach Fleer has had the pleasure to watch both Towns and Moyer many times. Fleer recently told IAElites.Com the following on Towns after watching him at the recent All-Ohio City Series:
"One of the most skilled forwards in the 2016 class, Northland's Towns is high on the lost of priorities for several colleges across the region. With a lenghty frame, Towns lacks the strength of an Omari Spellman or Esa Ahmad, but makes up for it with his sharp-shooting from behind the arc. Towns runs the floor with great fluidity, and can rebound when he commits himself on that end. The 6-7 sophomore is a major piece of a talented Northland unit that went 28-1 a season ago. After hitting big shot after big shot as a freshman, Towns returns as Columbus' top sophomore, and arguably the best player in the city."
Zach had the following to say on Moyer after watching him and his Gahanna Lincoln teammates in a open gym last month:
"Moyer has an extremely high motor, and is not afraid to rise up over opponents for electrifying finishes. The Sophomore is also great at fighting for rebounds and maintaining position on the block, a trait that helps him secure a high number of offensive boards. While his jump shot is still coming along, Moyer has had great success shooting from the left wing over the course of the last month."
Neither Towns nor Moyer, who play AAU basketball together for the VCC Warriors during the summer, have received an offer from the Buckeyes just yet but the sophomores already hold numerous scholarships among them. Dayton, Xavier and Virginia Tech have already offered the 6-7, Towns. Moyer also holds offers from the Flyers and Hokies to go along with Detroit and Big Ten foe Wisconsin.
Here are some highlights of both Towns and Moyer on the court, brought to you from our friends at Iowa Elites and Scarberry Media. Check back with Land-Grant Holy Land this week as Zach Fleer will catch up with both Seth Towns and Matthew Moyer to see how their respected Ohio State visits went and get an inside view of their recruitment's.