This weekend, eight Ohio State verbal commits took the field for their high school in hopes of advancing yet another week.
Five-star center Harry Miller played his last high school football game on Friday night. He and the Buford Wolves lost a close 23-20 game to Bainbridge High School. Buford was one of the final eight teams in the Georgia class AAAAA playoffs. They couldn’t recover from a 16-0 first quarter deficit which was ultimately the downfall of their season.
A big weekend for Trinity Christian
Not only did Buckeye defensive back Shaun Wade, Trinity Christian alum, have a big weekend, but his former school did as well.
Trinity Christian and Ohio State commit Marcus Crowley stayed undefeated as they beat Bolles School 34-7. Crowley ran for 258 yards, which is good for his biggest playoff performance this season.
Marcus Crowley (@TC_Jax_Football) seems to save best for playoff foes:— Clayton Freeman (@CFreemanJAX) November 24, 2018
216 vs. Braden River
164 vs. Bolles (1st)
261 vs. Columbia
294 vs. Oakleaf
136 vs. Ponte Vedra
125 vs. Suwannee (4 carries)
203 vs. Wakulla
258 vs. Bolles (2nd)@OhioStateFB is getting a good one. #Buckeyes
Crowley has made a statement ever since Ohio State offered him a scholarship on Oct. 11.
Trinity Christian will take on North Marion on Friday for a spot in the state championship. North Marion is 12-2 on the year but has won nine games in a row, making for a great matchup this weekend.
Wilson scores twice, multiple commits to the championship and more
Garrett Wilson and Lake Travis advanced to the third round of the playoffs after defeating Madison High School 56-35. They are looking for their second state title in three years.
Wilson chipped in this past week with nine catches for 122 yards and 2 TDs. Lake Travis will meet Weslaco in their next matchup. Weslaco is 11-1 this season and is currently on a six-game winning streak.
Doug Nester and the Spring Valley Timberwolves put a beat down on Capital High School and advanced to the state championship game this weekend. The final score was 56-14.Spring Valley will face Martinsburg in the championship game. Both teams are undefeated on the year. This is also the third straight year these two teams have met in this part of the postseason. Martinsburg has won the past two seasons, so this is Nester’s last shot at a state title before he enrolls at Ohio State.
St. Thomas Aquinas and Jordan Battle took down Dwyer High school, Buckeye wide receiver Johnnie Dixon’s former team, 35-0 on Friday night. The win sets them up with a matchup against the 12-1 Venice Indians in the state semifinals on Friday.
Speedy wide receiver Jameson Williams helped his school advance in the playoffs with a big 49-6 win over Mt. Vernon. Williams scored the first touchdown of the game off of a screen which he impressively took to the house.
Cardinal Ritter QB Mekhi Hagens finds Jameson Williams in the far flat on the WR scree. Williams reversed the entire field for a 26-yard touchdown. Cardinal Ritter 6, Mount Vernon 0. 9:15 1Q.— Lucas Davis (@LDsportswriter) November 24, 2018
It’s no wonder why there’s been speculation about Williams being the next Ted Ginn Jr. Cardinal Ritter College Prep advanced to the state championship game with this win over Mt. Vernon. They will play against Trinity Catholic in the championship game. Trinity Catholic lost their first two games of the season, but have bounced back and won 12-straight to reach this point.
Steele Chambers and Blessed Trinity advanced to the state semifinals in the Georgia AAAA playoffs. They beat Eastside by a score of 42-15. Blessed Trinity will face Troup County to see who will go on to the state championship game.
Chamber ran for a touchdown in the win over Eastside which helped his team gain an early lead.
Touchdown Blessed Trinity. A quick drive is capped off by a Steele Chambers TD run pic.twitter.com/S0wdPk1OWO— (@CovNewsSports) November 24, 2018
Troup County is 12-1 this year and Blessed Trinity is 13-0.
Cormontae Hamilton caught three passes for 55 yards in Whitehaven’s state semifinal win over Ravenwood this weekend. The final score ended at 43-24 after Ravenwood lost a 24-10 halftime lead. Whitehaven will play Oakland High School this week for the state championship. Whitehaven is 11-3 this year and Oakland is 13-1.