Stephen Collier has dazzled each week of the season so far this fall and, again, on Friday night he was another touchdown machine. Collier's Lee County Trojans defeated Westover—a defense led by five-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson. Though Collier's offense was not able to crack 40 points for the first time this year, Collier ended with three touchdowns through the air, completing 21 of 45 passes for 256 yards. He also added 70 on the ground. Collier, who now has 14 total TDs on the year, will face Dodge County next week, who's coming off a bye week with extra time to prepare for the dual-threat QB. Hint: Take all the time you want because, at the end of the day, Stephen Collier will continue to shine and prove he's near the top of the list of Georgia's top prospects.
#Buckeyes QB commit Stephen Collier has TD passes of 21 and 65 yards in the 1Q tonight.— Keith Niebuhr (@Niebuhr247) September 14, 2013
Collier caps off an impressive opening drive with a 21 yd td pass. Showed excellent touch on the throw. #OhioState #Buckeyes— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) September 13, 2013
#OhioState QB commit Stephen Collier and Lee County defeat Westover 24-6. Collier finishes with three touchdown passes #Buckeyes— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) September 14, 2013
Heading up to Akron, Parris Campbell was able to keep the Irish rolling with a 49-12 victory of Woodridge. Campbell rushed the ball seven times for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Hold the phone, that's not all though. Parris Campbell has seemingly been good for at least one huge play a week and this time it came on a 48 yard punt return for a TD—Parris' only punt return of the day.
Varsity Football: Parris Campbell 48yd punt return for a touchdown. #STVM 21 Woodridge 0. 1:06 left to play in the 1st quarter.— STVM Athletics (@STVMATHLETICS) September 13, 2013
Newest commit Noah Brown opened up his season on Friday as well, after the game being postponed on Thursday—oh, and he didn't disappoint. Noah rushed 22 times for 209 yards proving that he will be a formidable option at any position in Urban Meyer's system. Being recruited as a receiver, Brown will be outstanding after the catch at the next level as he touched the ball more than anyone on his team in game one and it should be more of the same as the season progresses.
Terry McLaurin arguably played his best game of the year up to this point, recording 12 catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns while having a house-call on a 96 yard kickoff return.
Cathedal's Terry McLaurin takes the kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and the PAT gives Irish a 7-3 lead over Chatard. @GoCathedral— Mark Ambrogi (@mark_ambrogi) September 13, 2013
McLaurin has everything you need in a playmaker: good hands, route running ability, and pure speed. There's no reason why he can't put up these type of numbers every week as he's a matchup nightmare for any defender who lines up across the way.
New Castle high School, led by Malik Hooker improved their record to 2-1, defeating Ambridge 37-14. Hooker, who's been Mr. Everything so far for the Hurricanes received some help this week, but was able find the end zone one time on the ground while also racking up six tackles on defense, as reported by our Adam Waters. New Castle will once again hit the road next Friday as they travel Montour High School for their third road game in four weeks.
To defense, Damon Webb was able to snag his first interception of the season, well because no one has thrown at him in the first few weeks. Take a note coaches, throw at Damon Webb and get picked off—it's simple. Again, in the coming weeks expect Webb's defensive production to be at a low as opposing teams won't try and challenge one of the country's best corners.
2014 US Army All-AmericaN RT @_EXUBERANT_: Cass 20 Renni 0. Picked off by #2 Damon Webb— John Schmid (@JohnSchmidUSAAB) September 14, 2013
Sam Hubbard played roughly 10 snaps on Saturday before leaving the game. Relax, the whole starting defense played around 10 snaps as Moeller High School opened up a 42-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. Before leaving, though, Hubbard was able to record two pass break ups. Things will get a ton more interesting over the next couple weeks as Moeller plays two St. Xaviers. Next week against the Tigers of Louisville, Kentucky and then the big showdown the following week against the Bombers scheduled to be held in Nippert Stadium.
If you're really challenged for something to do at this moment, or whenever you really want, watch Dylan Thompson and Montini High School defeat Wheaton Academy 56-0.
Sean Nuernberger continues to show off his big time leg, connecting on three of four field goals from 31, 41, and 48 yards. The one he missed was a 58 yard bomb that had the distance but hooked to the left.
It's also worth noting that Curtis Samuel will be suiting up this afternoon for Erasmus Hall's second game of the year.
The Young Pups:
Eric Glover-Williams continued to prove that he's one of the top athletes in the class of 2015, this time rushing for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Here's a video of one of his spectacular runs. Yes, I'm a tad excited he's a Buckeye.