Future Blue Devils: Week 12

Tracking the committed players from the class of 2014 as their senior seasons progress

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 finished their regular season with a 35-28 victory over Mason. Sycamore lead 21-7 into the third quarter before their hosts made a game of it. Mason took a 28-21 lead before Sycamore rallied with under five minutes to play. The Aviators won in overtime to finish the year 6-4.

Zavier Carmichael, LB, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's: St. Paul's closed out the regular season with a 28-0 victory over class 4A No.1 UMS-Wright. It was the first time UMS-Wright had been shut out in 22 years. The Saints open the 5A playoffs next week at home.

Quaven Ferguson, DT, Easley (S.C.) High: Easley fell to 4-6 on the season with a 25-7 defeat to Hillcrest on Friday. Easley finished 3-3 in conference play and will be able to make an appearance in the playoffs. The Green Wave will face Mann next week. The team was out-gained on offense by a 285-55 margin in the loss to Hillcrest.

Zach Harmon, OL, Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Central Catholic won for the tenth consecutive time, beating Clay High 60-13. Harmon continues to rehab a neck injury which will rob him of his senior season.

Christian Harris, OL, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill: Collins Hill won a third straight game on Friday, defeating Duluth by a score of 49-14. Collins Hill finishes the regular season on the road against Mill Creek next week. A win guarantees the Eagles at the very least a three-way tie atop the region depending on what North Gwinnett and Norcross do in their games.

Davis Koppenhaver, TE, Newhall (Calif.) Hart: Hart dropped its first game of the season, losing to Valencia 24-19. The future Blue Devil TE accounted for 5 catches and 44 yards on the night.

Johnathan Lloyd, ATH, Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance: Southern Alamance assured itself a winning season with a victory over Smith High by a 56-41 margin. It was the final home game for Lloyd who finished 318 yards passing while completing 17 of 21 attempts. He added three touchdowns.

"We got a little complacent there in the third quarter, and we didn't come out with the intensity that we had in the first half," Lloyd said. "We had a little bit of everything … turnovers, mistakes, things like that. We can't kill ourselves."

Tripp McNeill, OL, Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County: The War Eagles vented the frustration of a long season with a 38-13 victory over RJR. Here's a link to the local TV station's feature on the game of the week: Link.

Zach Muniz, CB, St. Louis, (MO) Christian Brothers: CBC won their playoff opener with a 29-7 victory over Hazelwood West. The second round will be a game against St. Louis University School, a team CBC beat 31-6 in September.

Nicodem Pierre, QB, Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef: Coral Reef dropped a second straight game, this time out of a bye week, losing to South Dade 19-3. Pierre was limited to 8 completions on 20 attempts for 80 yards with one interception. Coral Reef, which entered the game with playoff aspirations of its own and could have won the district with a win, fell to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the district.

Jake Sanders, OL, Carrollton (Ga.) Carrollton: Sanders and Carrollton dropped their first game of the season, reducing their record to 8-1 with a 24-7 loss to Sandy Creek on Friday. Sandy Creek is the power program in the region, having won 48 straight games.

Alonzo Saxton, CB, Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley: Bishop Hartley moved to 9-1 on the season with a 21-14 victory over Bishop Ready. Saxton factored in on offense, rushing seven times for a team high 69 yards as Hartley earned its fourth consecutive CCL-Gold Division championship.

Kameron Schroeder, OL, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks: A sixth straight win for Elk Grove and Schroeder as the Wolfpack ran over Liberty Ranch by a 45-13 margin.

Taariq Shabazz, DE, Kennesaw (Ga.) Kennesaw: Shabazz and the Mustangs finished a painful regular season with a 34-21 loss to Pebblebrook. .

Chris Taylor, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School Nova: University suffered rebounded from the first loss of the year to beat Island Coast 49-7 on Friday. Taylor and University were up 35-0 in the first half before relaxing. Taylor accounted for a 43 yard touchdown after half-time.

Shaun Wilson, RB, Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg: West Meck moved to 8-2 on the year with a 33-13 victory over Berry Academy on Friday. Wilson, who suffered a concussion last week, was not cleared to play.


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