Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst
Midland (Mich.) Dow vs Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage
Heritage star Brian Cole, a junior tailback rated as a four-star wide receiver and national top 60 prospect in the class of 2015, was the focus of Dow's defense. He still managed to eclipse 100 yards in a losing effort. He impressed with his speed and athleticism in a 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. He could play a number of positions in college including defensively, but his size and skill set, we believe, is best suited for offense, where he can catch the ball, take handoffs and play a variety of roles. Dow sophomore receiver Mike Ross is one to remember. He's 6-foot-6 and showed great hands and good athleticism for a kid of his size.
Dave Berk, Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Harrison (Ohio) vs. Mount Healthy (Ohio)
The star of the game was Mount Healthy sophomore David Montgomery who passed for 64 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 144 yards and three scores in a hard fought 32-21 victory over Harrison. At 5-foot-10, 195-pounds, Montgomery has great speed and is tough with the ball in his hands. While he's playing quarterback now, look for him to be recruited as a running back or slot receiver in the future. The Owls have another sophomore to keep an eye on in receiver DeShawn Jackson (6-foot-3, 185-pounds) who pulled in a 42 yard pass for a touchdown in the game showing great hands. Senior Tyree Elliott is still working his way back from knee surgery late last season but should be ready for a late season playoff run.
Miamisburg (Ohio) vs. Xenia (Ohio)
Scout.com four-star junior Christopher Young was the main attraction in a Miamisburg 28-0 win over Xenia. Young score in each quarter of the game ending with four rushing touchdowns on 170 yards (9.4 avg.) while also playing a big role on defense. Robert Young came up with the big play on defense helping the Vikings record the team's first shutout of the season by chasing down a ball carrier ready to score and keeping Xenia out of the end zone. Ohio pledge Connor Brown came up with a big reception to keep a drive going by showing off his solid hands. On the night Brown was a big reason the Vikings running game had great success with his work as a blocker. Freshman offensive lineman Josh Myers already has the size and is advanced in his technique for a player so young and will be one of Ohio's top prospects in the 2017 recruiting class. Four-star Chris Fobbs posted two tackles but was not tested as Xenia stayed away from his side of the field most of the game. One bright spot for Xenia was quarterback Danny Naylor. The sophomore showed great leadership qualities to go with a strong arm and solid command of the team's offense.
Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall
Ohio State pledges Parris Campbell and Dante Booker helped the visiting Irish to a hard fought 41-12 win over host Thurgood Marshall on Saturday night. Both players played extremely well with Campbell being the star of the night finishing with 203 yards on seven carries and three touchdowns. The future Buckeye is easily the most dynamic offensive threat in Ohio for the 2014 class with his great burst and breakaway speed. Thurgood played tough and at one point looked to be in position to win following a touchdown by Michigan State pledge Vayante Copeland. However, the Irish stepped up with a big fourth quarter sealing the win.
Beth Long, Midwest Field Reporter
Hinsdale (Ill.) Central vs Hinsdale (Ill.) South
Hinsdale Central is making a surge to the playoffs beating Hinsdale South Friday night in a cross town battle. In doing so they won the Doings Cup. Hinsdale Central was led by Michigan tight end commit Ian Bunting who was disruptive at defensive end, lined up at receiver and tight end. He stands 6-foot-6 inches tall. The Red Devils also feature Michigan State offensive lineman commit Brian Allen, who was back from injury and recorded an impressive sack at the defensive end position.
Hinsdale South senior defensive end Antanas Riskus recently committed to Air Force and proved a good matchup against Allen. Junior wide receiver Malik Gordon who is listed at 6-foot-6, 190 pounds will likely be a tight end at the next level. The Hornets have a 6-foot-6, 215-pound 2016 defensive end Josh King, who had a nose for the ball and impressed.
Simone Scott, Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic vs. London (Ohio)
Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic traveled two hours to play London (Ohio) Friday night and they made the most of it. In what was a dominant game, Lima (Ohio) got the 58-6 win. Central Catholic started the night off with a 50-yard touchdown reception from senior Mykale Rogers and didn't look back. Central Catholic scored 48 points before London got onto the board. Mykale Rogers however suffered a knee injury soon after and was done for the night. With Kentucky commit Darius West still out nursing a leg injury suffered during the summer and Rogers sidelined, senior running back Kalito Lasenby stepped in to fill the void. Lasenby ended the night with three touchdowns including a fumble recovery taken all the way back. Also impressive for Central Catholic was tight end Cory Stewart who also had a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
Derek Young, Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller vs Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder
Moeller topped Elder 35-14 on Friday night and the scoring started courtesy of Kent State commit Isaiah Gentry. Gentry caught a couple touchdowns to contribute to the offensive effort. Defensively, Moeller was lead by Ohio State commit Sam Hubbard. The four-star prospect broke up a few passes, recorded an interception, and helped shut down the Elder passing attack. 2015 defensive tackle Elijah Taylor was also a mainstay in the backfield, consistently providing push up the middle all night. Louisville commit Devin Pike had a couple completions during the game that set up scoring situations for Elder.