Zavier Carmichael, LB, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's: After his team rolled to a 12-0 lead, Carmichael and the St. Paul's defense fell victim to Fairhope's ground game which launched big plays of 55 and 88 yard scoring runs to help earn a 22-18 victory. Carmichael and St. Paul's were playing an opponent from the 6A classification, while being only a 5A program. Carmichael was returning form a toe injury that kept him out of preseason scrimmaging.
Zach Harmon, OL, Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Harmon and the rest of the Central Catholic line worked to open up big holes for the ground game as the Irish rolled to a 21-14 victory. Working to free up RB Tre'Von Wade, the Central Catholic line helped spring the talented prospect for scoring runs of 37 and 64 yards out. He finished with 17 carries for 168 yards.
Christian Harris, OL, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill: Collins Hill rolled to a 22-0 victory over Central Gwinnett on Friday. CHHS was up by eight early, and put the game out of reach with a pair of third quarter touchdowns. The team will return to action this weekend against Dacula (Ga.) High.
Johnathan Lloyd, ATH, Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance: Lloyd and his Patriot teammates suffered their first loss of the season on Friday, falling to Western Alamance by a score of 27-21 in double overtime. Lloyd started slow, but finished with 292 passing yards on 20-for-37 passing, while also adding 50 yards on the ground. Lloyd completed 13 of his final 15 pass attempts in the losing effort.
Tripp McNeill, OL, Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County: Davie County dropped a second straight game on Friday, losing to West Rowan by a 31-27 score. As the lone senior on the offensive line, McNeill has previous spoken about his team's need for consistency on a snap by snap basis. They seemed to find it early, by allowing RB Cade Carney to propel his team to a 27-24 lead in the final quarter. However, a late TD by West proved to be the difference.
Zach Muniz, CB, St. Louis, (MO) Christian Brothers: It was a tough way to open a season as the Cadets fell 24-21 to Fort Zumwalt West. CBC actually lead 21-17 heading into the fourth quarter, but RB Doug Cook scored the third of his three touchdowns with four minutes remaining to push his team to the win.
Nicodem Pierre, QB, Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef: Coral Reef rolled to a 36-0 season opening victory over Varela on Friday night. For his part, Pierre was untroubled for most of the night, but did manage to complete nine of 12 passes for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns before getting the later portion of the contest off. Pierre's scoring tosses were 20 and seven yards respectively.
Jake Sanders, OL, Carrollton (Ga.) Carrollton: Carrollton rolled past Oxford by a 34-14 count on Friday night.
Alonzo Saxton, CB, Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley: Saxton and Bishop Hartley dismantled Amanda-Clearcreek by a 38-6 margin in the season opener for the Hawks. Hartley scored on their first three possessions and were never truly challenged. With a limited offensive opponents who preferred to run almost exclusively, Saxton wasn't called upon to do too much.
Kameron Scroeder, OL, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks: Schroeder and Cosumnes Oaks were defeated 23-7 by Roseville. Schroeder actually was sidelined for portions of the game battling cramps. He did, however, have a positive outlook on next week, tweeting: "Tough loss but we have to bounce back and it starts with our practices Monday through Thursday."
Taariq Shabazz, DE, Kennesaw (Ga.) Kennesaw: A week after being blown out by North Cobb (52-7) to open the season, Shabazz and Kennesaw rebounded to beat Sprayberry (Ga.) by a 48-27 margin. The Mustangs had scoring plays of 55, 45, 47, 31 and 48 yards.
Chris Taylor, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School Nova: After showing out against Homestead on ESPN, Taylor led University to another big win on Friday. US beat Taravella 52-14. The game was over early, and Taylor contributed to the lack of drama by hauling in an early, seven yard score to make the game 20-0. It was 40-7 at halftime.