Lee County High School and Stephen Collier fell on Friday night in the playoffs by a score 41-35, which ended their season. The score wasn't one the Trojans had been accustomed to all year, but the performance of Collier spoke for itself. Totaling five total touchdowns, two through the air and three on the ground, Collier willed his squad all the way to the end, but it just wasn't enough. Included in his stat line was 238 passing yards and 154 yards on the ground. It's definitely a bummer when any season comes to an end, but Stephen Collier knows where he's headed in a few months and his focus is slowly shifting to it.
43 days until I touch down in Columbus! Time to grind! #OSU!
— Stephen Collier (@Stephen5Collier) November 23, 2013
It was a new week, but the same result for St. Vincent St. Mary on the gridiron as the Fighting Irish rolled Hubbard 40-7. Parris Campbell once again led the way on offense, in a big way, toting the rock 19 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. It was clear that no one could match Campbell's speed as his longest touchdown went 76 yards. Dante Booker stepped up to lead a nasty defense with seven tackles of his own, two of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Marion-Franklin is up next week for the Irish who will look to continue their dominance.
Dante Booker just played the best game I've seen from a defensive player this season. St Vincent rolled over Hubbard. Looking to repeat.
— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) November 23, 2013
The Noah Brown show continued for Pope John on Saturday afternoon as his two second half touchdowns propelled his squad to a 14-13 victory. With yards being tough to come by throughout the first half, Brown exploded for 140 yards when the team came out from halftime, 155 total on the day, and continued to show why he's could be the next great athlete to play for the Buckeyes. It's obvious that Brown doesn't shy away from competition; he's highly competitive and looks to dominate no matter where he's line up.
Curtis Samuel saw Erasmus Hall's season come to an end as they fell to Tottenville 41-33, the winner advancing to the PSAL Championship division title game. However, there's no doubt that Samuel made his presence felt, going for three touchdowns; two of the them being rushes of 75 and 36 yards. Late in the game, though, Samuel did suffer an ankle injury which sidelined him when the Dutchmen had a chance to tie the game up on their last drive. The actual injury has not been confirmed, but it's unlikely it will cause long-term problems.
Erasmus played most of the fourth quarter without Ohio State-bound running back Curtis Samuel because of an ankle injury. #psal
— Joseph Staszewski (@CNG_Staszewski) November 23, 2013
Indianapolis Cathedral continues to roll in their section's playoffs, this week defeating Terre Haute North 42-20. In the win, Terry McLaurin caught three passes for 43 yards and also rushed two times for nine yards.
Moeller High School outlasted Colerain to advance to the state semifinals next week. A huge part of the Crusader's success can be attributed to Sam Hubbard, who was seemingly all over the field. Finishing with 9.5 tackles, Hubbard also grabbed himself an interception and was also named the defensive player of the game.
Defensive player of the game! We onnnnn
— Hubbs (@SamHubbard24) November 24, 2013
- Damon Webb and Cass Tech were stunned in their semifinal loss on Saturday. Webb had a 55 yard reception in the loss.
- Jalyn Holmes helped lead Lake Taylor to a 35-3 victory on Friday night.
- Montini Catholic and Dylan Thompson kept their undefeated season alive on Saturday and continue to chase a championship on the Illinois High School playoffs. They will face Sacred-Heart Griffin on November 30th.