Future Blue Devils: Week 7

As the 2013 high school football season continues throughout the country, TDD runs down the performances of each of the future Blue Devils in the class of 2014.

Tinashe Bere, LB, Cincinnati (OH) Sycamore: The Aviators moved to 5-1 on the season with a 42-20 victory over Hamilton. A week after dropping their first game of the season, Sycamore wasted no time in putting the game out of reach, racing out to a three touchdown lead at intermission. En route to building a 42-7 advantage, Bere and the defense held Hamilton to just 96 yards and two first downs before halftime. .

Zavier Carmichael, LB, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's: A four game win streak was snapped as St. Paul's fell to Spanish Fort 29-6. As is usually the case it tight games, it was a big play that made the difference. With St. Paul's leading 6-2, Spanish Fort executed a 56 yard fake punt play for touchdown to take a 9-6 lead, and would never trail again.

Zach Harmon, OL, Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Central Catholic won for the sixth consecutive time, beating St. Francis de Sales, 41-9. Harmon continues to rehab a neck injury which will rob him of his senior season.

Christian Harris, OL, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill: Collins Hill remains perfect on the season with a 35-28 win over fourth ranked Peachtree Ridge High. It was a nip and tuck affair with Collins Hill trailing by a touchdown in the fourth quarter before a pair of late touchdowns sealed the game. The game winning score was a 65-yard pass that gave CHHS the winning margin with 4 minutes remaining.

Davis Koppenhaver, TE, Newhall (Calif.) Hart: Hart moved to 5-0 on the season with a 26-14 victory over Santa Monica. The future Duke TE hauled in four catches for 72 yards in the victory, which saw Hart rally from a 14-0 halftime deficit.

Johnathan Lloyd, ATH, Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance: A week after blowing out Graham high, Lloyd and Southern Alamance enjoyed a bye week.

Tripp McNeill, OL, Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County: The War Eagles had another tough outing on Friday, losing 41-24 to North Davidson High. Davie county was within striking distance late in the second quarter, trailing just 14-3 before North Davidson scored three touchdowns in 1:06 to lead 35-3. McNeill and the Davie OL couldn't establish control of the line of scrimmage for most of the night, holding star RB Cade Carney to just nine carries for -4 yards before the half.

Zach Muniz, CB, St. Louis, (MO) Christian Brothers: CBC roiled to a 47-19 win over Chaminade on Friday night. CBC moves to 5-1, with Muniz factoring in with a 68 yard punt return for TD in the decisive third quarter. Muniz also broke up a pair of passes and recorded five stops.

Nicodem Pierre, QB, Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef: Coral Reef moved to 4-2 on the season with a 23-0 victory over Palmetto on Thursday. Pierre completed 8-of-20 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. He also ran six times for six yards.


Pierre also did a video interview after the game touching on the Duke coaches who were in attendance:

Jake Sanders, OL, Carrollton (Ga.) Carrollton: Sanders and Carrollton moved to 5-0 with an easy 52-14 victory over Fayette County.

Alonzo Saxton, CB, Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley: Bishop Hartley moved to 5-1 on the season with a 35-14 victory over Bishop Watterson. Saxton, playing on both sides of the ball, factored in as he seems to do in all Hartley games. The senior came up with a pair of fourth quarter interceptions - including one in the end zone - and then added a 59 yard touchdown run at RB. Saxton logged three carries for 65 yards on the night; 71 yards on three catches.

"I just read the (Watterson offensive) guards. They tell everything," Saxton said of his interceptions. "If they pull, it's a run, and if they don't pull, it's a pass. I was already thinking pass and the only decision was which way (Maglicic) was going to pass. I've been working on breaking on the ball a lot in practice."

Kameron Schroeder, OL, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks: A second straight easy win for Elk Grove and Schroeder as the Wolfpack ran over Union Mine by a 45-6 margin.

Taariq Shabazz, DE, Kennesaw (Ga.) Kennesaw: Shabazz and the Mustangs fell to 1-4 on the season after a 38-7 loss to Harrison on Friday. Shabazz has been limited for most of the season with various injuries - most recently a series of muscle strains. Duke assistant Rick Petri was in the stands for the game.

Chris Taylor, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School Nova: A seventh straight victory for the Suns, this one over Taylor's former school. And it wasn't close as University was up 49-0 at halftime. Taylor caught a pair of passes.

Shaun Wilson, RB, Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg: West Meck dropped its first game of the season, losing to Providence 31-27 on Friday night. Buried in the loss for West Meck (5-1, 1-1 ) was another outstanding performance by Wilson. Held to 8 yards on seven first-half carries, Wilson exploded in the second half for 207 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. Wilson also had the only first-half score for West Meck, a 24-yard catch from McClendon.

But, "I guess it wasn't enough," said Wilson.

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