Crosstown Showdown Thursday Night

Thursday night saw the second set of games in the 13th annual kickoff event. With the big hitters coming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there may not have been many big-name prospects, but there was some good action with a few players looking to open up some doors.

In the first game Turpin defeated Loveland 24-6 behind the rushing efforts of 5-foot-6, 175-pound senior running back Will Stocker. While Stocker will not be looked upon as a major prospect, he will be counted on to be the focal point to Turpin's success this fall.

Senior quarterback Eric Martin is the leader of the Turpin attack and while he is a good-looking quarterback prospect, he is signed to play baseball at Tennessee.

One player that could see some late looks is senior wide receiver/defensive back Shade Whitfield. While I do not feel Whitfield is a D-I wide receiver, I would like to see him play some defense.

While Loveland may have come up short on the scoreboard, they do have a couple of players to watch this fall. Senior defensive end David Moran has a frame that a college program can build on at 6-foot-5, 240-pounds. Moran runs good and shows some good instincts going for the football. Because of his frame, he could find some schools taking a look after the first couple of weeks.

David Moran
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Junior linebacker Joe Moran showed well at 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. While he played outside backer in this game, I could see Moran as a middle backer at the next level. He runs good and has a good motor.

Junior offensive lineman Jordan McNally has good size at 6-foot-3, 275-pounds. He needs some work with technique and will need to show more aggression along with reshaping his body some, as he is thick in the middle. Overall, he is not a bad looking player and one that could develop into a prospect with some looks over the next year.

In the second game of the night, Edgewood battled Wyoming who entered the game looking to get off to a hot start. While the Cougars fought hard, they came up short 21-7 against the Cowboys.

While Edgewood may not have the D-I prospects, they do have a very good ground-based attack that will help them beat some teams this fall. Overall Edgewood dominated time of possession, and had their only big play come on a pass that Jacob Davis took 64 yards for a score. Davis showed great speed on the run.

Talent wise the Wyoming Cowboys have some on both sides of the ball.

On offense quarterback, Kyle Seyfried picked up where he left off last season throwing three touchdown passes. However, while Seyfried is a good-looking high school quarterback, at this time he lacks the arm many programs will look for. Overall, someone will get a good signal caller at some level after this season.

Nevertheless, the talent is up front in the front seven for the Cowboys. Senior Eric Price has the size at 6-foot-5, 225-pounds to play at the next level. He lines up as an outside backer right now, but I can see him putting his hand down in the near future.

Senior Tony Davis also has a few offers and at 6-foot-4, 255-pounds, may be a little more developed than Price. Davis looks like a player that will need to add some weight and more his game inside at the college level.

One player I really wanted to see was junior Jaleel Allen. At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Allen passes the look test with flying colors. However, Allen was not in uniform due to tendentious in his right lower leg.

Two players I feel have a very good chance of being college players are Senior offensive lineman Matt McCoy (6-foot-4, 265-pounds) and junior Terry Davis (6-foot-4, 270-pounds). Both players bend well and move well for guys of their size.

McCoy needs some fine tuning, but I can see him as a guard or center on offense and feel he may have enough athletic ability to put his hand down inside on defense. Davis is another guard/center type of lineman with good bend and the ability to get down the field.

Wyoming senior Tommy Campbell may not get D-1 interest because of his height, but the senior defensive tackle shows a great motor and is a solid player.

Friday night we will be on hand for two more games and then the big action starts as some of the top prospects in the country will take the field Saturday and Sunday.

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